It has been a season of redemption and milestones for Patrik Elias. Since recovering from two offseason surgeries that sidelined him for the first thirteen games of the year, Patrik continues to rack up points as the Devils sit atop the National Hockey League.
Just weeks after reaching the 300-goal plateau in a 4-1 win over the Flyers on December 12, 2009 he was named Captain of the Czech Republic Olympic Team for the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver. Patrik was a part of the 2006 Czech Olympic team but bruised his ribs in the first game and was unable to continue on as his team took the bronze medal. Patrik is the highest active Czech point getter in the NHL and is zeroing in on former teammate Bobby Holikâs 747 points for second all-time among Czech players. In August, the Czech media honored him with the Golden Stick Award which each year recognizes the best hockey player in the country. (Dan Altano)
PATRIK ELIAS scored the only shootout goal in the Devils victory 1 : 0 over the Rangers in MSG.11.1.2010
The Devils lost their postponed game against the Tampa Bay 2 - 18.104.22.1680
The Devils beat the Canadians in overtime 2 - 1.