Patrik Elias is a former professional ice hockey player originally from America. Likewise, Patrick has appeared in almost 20 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL), with the New Jersey Devils. Besides, Patrik is two times winner of the Stanley Cup with the Devils, in 2000 and 2003.
Likewise, Patrik also ranks second in points by a Cezch-born player in the NHL behind Jaromir Jagr. Want to know further information? Then stick with us till we introduce Patrick to you.
Patrik Elias Personal Life; Know about His Wife and Children
Patrik Elias is married to Petra Volakova, who is also a Czech native. As per some sources, the duo met each other in high school. Apart from that, nothing much is known about their relationship. As Patrik is a kind of a secretive person, he also hasn't revealed the exact date of marriage.
Patrik Elias with his wife, Petra Volakova SOURCE: Twitter
Besides, the duo is blessed with two beautiful daughters. Likewise, Elias' young daughters joined the Devils' great during his first intermission interview with Deb Placey and Bryce Salvador, as he spoke about his career in New Jersey.
Patrick Kaleta's Daughter in an interview SOURCE: NHL stats
Further, Patrik has not been involved in any rumors or controversy to date. Moreover, we also don't have any records of his past relationships. The duo is living happily since the past many years and many more to go.
Patrik Elias Almost Died; Details below
According to Petra, during the summer of 2005, Patrick was behaving abnormal and was like a dead man. After some medical tests, he was diagnosed with Hepatitis A and the doctors confirmed it was in a pretty bad state. All doctors were convinced that he would never be able to play again.
Patrik Elias playing after his recovery SOURCE: NHL stats
But surprisingly, he slowly recovered and made a huge comeback. Incredibly, he put up 45 points in 38 games, catapulting the Devils from the league’s subterranean depths to first place in the Atlantic Division. So, what inspired him?
“Our fans are really the reason we come to play,” he said Thursday during a media scrum at The Rock. “For them to come to the arena and cheer us on. And when you win championships you develop special relationships with the fans.
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Patrik Elias Body Measurements
Patrik stands at a perfect height of 6 feet and 1 inch tall. Besides, he has a bulky body that weighs about 195 lbs (88 kg).
Patrik Elias Net Worth and Earnings
Patrik Elias has a huge net worth of $30 million. Besides, he has appeared in almost 20 seasons in the NHL and he has made total career earnings of $71.6 million. Apart from that, his salary was $6 million in the 2008-2009 season, which was highest throughout his whole career.
The table below gives information regarding his earnings in the NHL from the year 2010 to 2016.
|Total seasons: 20
||Total: $71.6 million
Besides, Elias signed a 3 year / $16,500,000 contract with the New Jersey Devils, including $16,500,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $5,500,000.
Patrik Elias Early Life and Family
Patrik Elias was born on 13 April 1976, in Tribic, Czechoslovakia. Besides, he hasn't revealed much about his family background. Likewise, as per his wiki, he loved playing ice hockey since his childhood.
Further, Elias holds Czech-American nationality and details regarding his ethnicity is yet to be revealed. Further, On January 11, 2018, Eliáš became a naturalized citizen of the United States.
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Patrik Elias Professional Career
Patrik Elias was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the second round, 51st overall, in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. Besides, along with Petr Sykora and Jason Arnott, he helped the team to win a Stanley Cup in the 2001 Stanley Cup Playoffs, scoring twice against Philadelphia Flyers.
Elias played his first game in the national squad in 1998 and has played 40 times for the national team, scoring 20 goals. Besides, He was also selected as captain of the Czech squad for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
As per his head coach, John Hynes, Patrik has taken retirement from ice hockey and he has also discussed his retirement on the media.