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1996-97 Patrik Elias Albany River Rats Game Worn Jersey
Lot #451

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1996-97 Patrik Elias Albany River Rats Game Worn Jersey
Lot #451

This home white knit gamer by Bauer was worn by Patrik Elias during the 1996-97 AHL season. Elias has spent his entire 15-year NHL career with the New Jersey franchise that drafted him in the 2nd round of the 1994 NHL entry draft. He began his career in North America with the Albany River Rats, the New Jersey Devils AHL affiliate in 1995-96. Elias’ talent really began to show during the 1999-00 NHL season, when he put up 35 goals and 72 points in a 72 game campaign. His offensive emergence that year helped lead the Devils to their 2nd Stanley Cup title in franchise history. Since joining the club, Elias has won 2 Stanley Cups. He won the Bud Ice plus-minus award in 2001 and was a 1st team NHL All Star that season. Patrik has also played in 2 NHL All Star games in addition to many international competitions including the World Cup of Hockey and 2 Olympic games representing the Czech team. Patrik is continually moving up the ladder on the all-time New Jersey Devils scoring lists with his 335 goals, 481 assists and 816 points thru the end of the 2010-11 season.

The game wear on this sweater is tremendous consisting of numerous stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer, un-repaired burn holes, washed out bloodstains, heavy inner pilling and approximately 30 team-sewn repairs. Fine looking 2nd year gamer worn by this beloved career Devils winger.