Patrik Elias has announced his retirement from the NHL.
"Time flies. Some great years, successful years," Elias said in a video on the team's website. "Some rough years, but it all brought us here.
"It's a long relationship. I've been here 23 years so this has been my second home. ... You hear it on a nightly basis, not just here around the rink, but in the towns, in New Jersey and anywhere you go, you still get recognized. That tells you how much you meant to [the fans], and obviously they meant a tremendous amount to me to have their support."
A two-time Stanley Cup winner (2000, 2003), Elias hasn't played since the final three games of the 2015-16 season due to a knee injury.
Elias was drafted in the second round in 1994 by the Devils.