On Tuesday evening January 17, 2012, the NJ Devils held a pre-game ceremony honoring Patrik Elias for his 1000th NHL Game milestone. The Devils and NHL representatives were on hand as an original Tony Capparelli artwork was presented to Patrik prior to the game against the Winnipeg Jets at Prudential Center. The Devils went on to win the game 5-1 as Elias scored a goal and two assists.
Tony Capparelli contributed to Wednesday evenings NJ Devils pre-game ceremony, honoring Dainius Zubrus for his 1000th NHL game. League officials and Devils ownership were on hand to present Dainius with an original painting by Tony, which highlights the career of the Devils superstar forward. Aside from the NJ Devils, Dainius has also played for the Washington Capitals, Montreal Canadiens, Buffalo Sabres, and Philadelphia Flyers.