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Patrik Elias | Center

Team: New Jersey Devils
Age / DOB:  (39) / 4/13/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
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Patrik Elias will return to the Devils next season.
Elias turns 39 tomorrow and has one year remaining on his contract. "I don't know. Honestly, my health and how I feel will be factors," Elias said about another contract. "I'd love to play more, but there's got to be an interest in me. Hypothetically in 2016-17, if a team comes to me, whether it's the Devils or someone else, and says, 'We just want you for your experience and playing on the fourth line,' I don't think I'd go through another season just for that. It would be tough to do that even here.I still believe I have a couple more years left in me if I'm in the right situation. But every year takes a toll on your body and I still want to enjoy my life after. Sometimes you have to look at it and ask, 'Is it worth doing it?' " Elias ended the season with 34 points, his worst season since 1996-97 when he had five points in only 17 games. Apr 12 - 8:11 AM

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Patrik Elias recorded his 73rd career point against the New York Rangers when he sent home his 12th goal of the season in Tuesday's 4-2 loss.

Through 84 career games against the rival Rangers, he now has 23 goals and 73 points with four goals and 22 points coming with the man advantage. For the season he now has 33 points, his lowest total since tallying 18 goals and 37 points in his first full season of 1997-98.
Apr 7 - 10:34 PM

Patrik Elias scored the game winning shootout goal to give the Devils a 3-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens Friday night.

Elias was able to beat Dustin Tokarsi with a fancy deke to earn the Devils a victory over the Habs Friday night. Stefan Matteu and Reid Boucher scored regulation goals for their first goals of the season. Boucher also tallied a shootout goal in what stands out as his best game of his young career.
Apr 3 - 10:00 PM

With the New Jersey Devils mathematically eliminated, Patrik Elias realizes he's running out of chances to make the playoffs.

Elias is a two-time Stanley Cup winner, but with the Devils he has missed the playoffs in four of the last five campaigns. He will turn 39 on April 13. "I think no matter when, you want to be in the playoffs in your career, but especially towards the end you want to have the chance, no question about it," Elias said. "You want to have that last run and enjoy it like we did against L.A. that year (2012). It was a little bit unexpected, but we loved it. A lot of guys it was their first time and everybody soaked it in and that's what you miss."
Mar 30 - 9:25 AM

Patrik Elias netted a goal for the Devils, who fell 3-1 to the Hurricanes on Saturday night.

Elias’ power-play goal came at 11:03 of the first period. Between the Devils’ lack of high-end forwards and his age (38), Elias has had a very disappointing season. He has only 11 goals and 31 points in 62 games. The goal was his first since Feb. 20. Mike Cammalleri got the assist.
Mar 28 - 9:39 PM

After missing three games with back spasms, Patrik Elias returns to the New Jersey Devils lineup on Saturday.

Despite being an All-Star selection, Elias has been quiet this season, scoring 10 goals and 29 points in 58 games. He may look better with rest on Saturday, though.
Mar 21 - 4:57 PM

Patrik Elias (back) was on the ice Thursday.

That's a step in the right direction, but Elias still missed Thursday's practice. He's missed two straight contests due to back spasms and he'll be out for a third on Friday.
Mar 20 - 11:00 AM

Patrik Elias (back) isn't likely to play on Tuesday.

Elias missed Tuesday's morning skate on top of Monday's practice. He should still be regarded as day-to-day going forward.
Mar 17 - 11:17 AM

Patrik Elias (back) didn't practice Monday and it's uncertain if he'll play Tuesday.

He is listed as day-to-day after he missed Saturday's game with back spams. Elias hasn't been ruled out to play against Pittsburgh yet.
Mar 16 - 3:30 PM

Patrik Elias will be scratched with back spasms, and Michael Ryder will take his place in the lineup on Saturday versus the Coyotes.

It's been a difficult season to say the least for both veteran forwards. Elias has put up just 10 goals and 29 points while winning only 38% of his 536 faceoffs through 58 games this season. Meanwhile, Ryder has scored just six goals and 18 points himself through 44 games.
Mar 14 - 7:36 PM

Patrik Elias left Friday's practice before its conclusion due to back spasms.

Elias was visibly frustrated as he went off the ice, slamming his stick against the wall. He said afterwards that he's "good for now," but we're going to err on the side of caution and list him as day-to-day. He has 10 goals and 29 points in 58 games in 2014-15.
Mar 13 - 6:42 PM

Patrik Elias was never asked to waive his no-trade clause.

Elias said he's happy to remain in New Jersey, which has been his home for his entire 1,208 game NHL career. The 38-year-old forward has another year left on his contract and the trade speculation surrounding him will likely be more intense next season if the Devils once again fail to make the playoffs.
Mar 3 - 6:52 PM

Patrik Elias was the only goal scorer for New Jersey in a 2-1 shootout win over Buffalo Tuesday night.

The ninth of the season for the veteran winger came on a first period power play and was assisted by Marek Zidlicky and Adam Henrique. Elias's best day are certainly behind him and you can probably do better for the bottom of your roster.
Feb 17 - 10:32 PM

Patrik Elias scored the New Jersey Devils' only goal in a 2-1 loss to the visiting Edmonton Oilers Monday night.

The veteran all-star found the net at 5:47 of the first period, giving the Devils a 1-0 lead, but the team could only muster up 14 shots on Edmonton goalie Ben Scrivens in an utterly dismal performance for the home team. Losing to the lowly Oilers is bad but managing only 14 shots on net against them is inexcusable.
Feb 9 - 10:31 PM

New Jersey veteran Patrik Elias scored his 400th NHL goal in the Devils' 4-1 win against the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs Friday night.

Elias became the 91st player in NHL history to reach 400 goals when he scored 1:23 into the second period to bump the Devils' lead to 2-0. Travis Zajac set up the historic goal by skating into the left circle and passing to Elias in the high slot. Elias, 38, received a standing ovation from the New Jersey crowd. The goal was the seventh of the season for Elias. Also scoring for the Devils Tuomo Ruutu (sixth), Steve Bernier (ninth) and Jaromir Jagr (11th). The Devils won their third game in a row, their longest win streak this season.
Feb 6 - 10:58 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Travis Zajac
2Patrik Elias
3Scott Gomez
4Jacob Josefson
LW1Adam Henrique
2Michael Cammalleri
3Ryane Clowe
4Dainius Zubrus
5Tuomo Ruutu
RW1Steve Bernier
2Stephen Gionta
3Jordin Tootoo
4Martin Havlat
5Michael Ryder
D1Andy Greene
2Damon Severson
3Adam Larsson
4Bryce Salvador
5Eric Gelinas
6Peter Harrold
7Mark Fraser
8Jonathon Merrill
G1Cory Schneider
2Keith Kinkaid