Patrik Elias is staying in New Jersey after the Devils forward signed a three-year, $16.5 million contract on Thursday, a day before he was eligible to become an unrestricted free agent.
Elias' agent, Allan Walsh, announced the terms of the deal on Twitter.
Elias has spent his entire 15-year career with the Devils. He leads the franchise with 375 goals, 555 assists and 930 points in 1,090 career games. Elias holds career franchise playoff records with 45 goals, 80 assists and 125 points.
He has led the Devils in points in eight seasons, including this past year when he finished with 36 points (14 goals, 22 assists) in 48 games.
Selected by New Jersey in the second round of the 1994 draft, the Czech-born player has topped 70 points in a season five times. That included 2011-12, when Elias had 78 points (26 goals, 52 assists) in 81 games.
New Jersey also re-signed veteran forward Dainius Zubrus to what is reportedly a three-year contract. Zubrus is a 16-year NHL veteran, who ...