Patrik Eli born April 13, 1976 is a Czech professional hockey winger and alternate captain for the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League . A careerlong Devil and currently the teams longesttenured skater, Eli is the franchises alltime leader in points, goals, and assists, and he holds the franchise record for the most points in a season and the most career gamewinning goals . Elias has won two Stanley Cups with the Devils, one in 2000, and another in 2003.
Eli was named the Devils new captain on October 5, 2006, becoming the seventh captain in the teams history. The previous captain of the Devils was defenseman Scott Stevens, now retired. He is also the first European born captain in the history of the franchise. However, at the start of the 200708 season, Eli was stripped of the captaincy by incoming coach Brent Sutter. The Devils named Jamie Langenbrunner his replacement as captain on December 5, 2007.