LW, Patrik Elias: 1996-present
Another pillar to the Devils identity is that of the 19-year veteran. Elias holds most of the franchise’s record in offensive production, and is still going.
Among his franchise records are:
– Points: Regular Season (1,017) and Playoffs (125)
– Goals: Regular Season (406) and Playoffs (45)
– Assists: Regular Season (611) and Playoffs (80)
– Most points in a single regular season (96 during the 2000-2001 season)
Drafted 51st overall in the 1994 NHL entry Draft, Elias has played in over 1,200 NHL games, all with the Devils. He is tied with two other players all-time in NHL games played.
A two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Devils (2000 and 2005) and Bronze medalist when he represented the Czech Republic in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Elias has been to the mountain top of hockey.
If he ever retires, his jersey will hang from the rafters of the Prudential Center for years to come.