April 15, 1966 |
Brampton, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)|
|Nationalliga A team
Los Angeles Kings
Minnesota North Stars
San Jose Sharks
St. Louis Blues
Erste Bank Hockey League
HDD Olimpija Ljubljana
HK Acroni Jesenice
Elik grew up in Bolton, Ontario and played Midget hockey with the St. Michael's Midgets. He was granted a walk-on try out with the OHL's Kingston Canadians in 1983 and made the club.
Elik played three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League with the Kingston Canadians and North Bay Centennials before turning professional. He made his pro debut with the International Hockey League's Colorado Rangers, and he scored 100 points (44 goals and 56 assists) in his first season.
Elik made his NHL debut with the Kings in the 1989–90 season. In a season and a half with the Kings, Elik scored 31 goals and added 60 assists. The Minnesota North Stars acquired Elik before the 1991–92 season, giving up Randy Gilhen, Jim Thomson, and a fourth-round draft pick (which became Alexei Zhitnik) for him.
After a season and a half with Minnesota, Elik joined the Edmonton Oilers. After playing in 18 games with the Oilers, Elik was placed on waivers and claimed by the San Jose Sharks. In the 1993–94 season, he scored 25 goals and added 41 assists for the Sharks.
After a brief stint with the St. Louis Blues and two seasons with the Boston Bruins organization, Elik left North America to play professionally in Europe. He played for seven seasons in Switzerland's Nationalliga A and, in the 2005–06, 2006–2007 seasons, he went to Austria to play for Innsbruck EV. On December 13, 2007, Elik signed to play for HDD Olimpija Ljubljana, a Slovenian team playing in the Erste Bank Hockey League. He is signed to play for Tilia Olimpija also in 2008–09. He joined on 30 January 2009 from Slovenian capital city Ljubljana club HDD Olimpija Ljubljana of the Erste Bank Hockey League to SCL Tigers.
Elik appeared in 448 NHL games in his career, scoring 111 goals and adding 218 assists. He also appeared in 52 Stanley Cup playoff games, scoring 15 goals and recording 27 assists.