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Patrik Elias wins Golden Stick Award for being Best Czech Hockey Player in the World

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The original news article is in Slovak, so here's the same page after a Google translation to English. Big, big hat tip to Jonathan Willis of the Copper and Blue for bringing up this news. It is named to whom the media thinks was the best hockey player from the Czech Republic in this past season. Elias led all Czechs in scoring in the NHL last season, and the NHL currently recognizes him as the best Czech player in the league. A clear slam dunk over, say Jaromir Jagr playing in the KHL. According to the article, it's the first time Elias has ever won the award - breaking a 4 year winning streak by Jagr. Congratulations to Patrik Elias for earning the Golden Stick Award.