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NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 08: Patrik Elias #26 of the New Jersey Devils who recently announced his retirement, takes part in a pregame ceremony prior to the game against New York Islanders at the Prudential Center on April 8, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Patrik Elias played 20 seasons in the National Hockey League…and all of them with the New Jersey Devils.

He is being honored on Saturday February 24th when he becomes only the fifth player in team history to have his number retired.

Patrik spoke with Jim Monaghan and John Hodorovych on the WDHA Morning Jolt about winning the Stanley Cup, becoming an American citizen, and just how close he came to joining the Rangers in free agency.