22. february 2011 / WILL DEVILS RETIRE PATRIK ELIAS' NO. 26 NOW THAT HE'S REACHED 800 CAREER POINTS?
The numbers 3 and 4 already hang in the rafters of the Prudential Center honoring Ken Daneyko and Scott Stevens.
Very soon numbers 27 and 30, worn by Scott Niedermayer and Martin Brodeur, will also be retired.
It is fitting, perhaps, that the first four players honored in this manner by the Devils are three defensemen and a goalie. After all, the team has been known for its defense.
But what about the franchise’s all-time scoring leader? Will the Devils eventually retire No. 26 to honor Patrik Elias, whose 800 career points are by far the most in the club’s history? John MacLean ranks second with 701.