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Patrik Eliáš (Czech pronunciation:   ( listen); born April 13, 1976) is a Czech professional hockey left winger and alternate captain for the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has garnered much popularity for his puck-handling ability and ability to strike from any place on the ice. A long-time Devil, Eliáš is the franchise's all-time leading scorer, while also holding franchise records for most points in a season (96) and most career game-winning goals (74). Eliáš is also tied with Mats Sundin, Sergei Fedorov, and fellow Czech Jaromír Jágr for the most overtime goals scored in the NHL (15).

Eliáš was drafted by the New Jersey Devils 51st overall (2nd round) in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft.

As part of the A Line with Petr Sýkora and Jason Arnott, he helped lead the team to the 1999–2000 Stanley Cup championship. He assisted on Arnott's Cup-clinching goal in double overtime in Game 6 at Dallas. The following year he scored a team record 96 points in the regular season, third best in the league. He also played a key role in helping New Jersey win the 2003 Stanley Cup.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Patrik Elias."
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