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Latvia Elvis Merzlikins
a.k.a. "Elvis Merzļikins"
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2. Anthony Petruzzelli - - - -
3. Shawn Szydlowski - - - -
4. Spencer Dorowicz - - - -
5. Jay Dickman - - - -
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
G
Age
26
Height
6'3" / 191 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
192 lbs / 87 kg
Nation
Catches
L
Youth Team
Contract
21/22
Cap Hit
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Elvis Merzlikins is a very athletic butterfly-Goaltender who is well sized and covers a lot of the net. He loves to challenge shooters and never gives up on a shot. Despite his decent reflexes, he is a goaltender who lets the puck hit him and control the rebounds. Needs to play a more composed game, as he tends to overplay certain situations. Handles the puck very well, as Elvis Merzlikins is a respectable stickhandler and can play long outlet passes. (by Rafik Soliman, April 2014)

Plays with a Swiss Player-licence and doesn't count against the foreign-contingent in Switzerland.

Player Statistics
S Team League GP GD GAA SV% GA SV SO WLT TOI   POST GP GD GAA SV% GA SV SO WLT TOI
2009-10 Lugano U17 Elite Novizen 25 28 3.05 - 70 2 15-6-0 1375 | Playoffs 12 12 3.29 - 41 2 6-4-2 748
Lugano U20 Elite Jr. A 0 3 - - | -
2010-11 Lugano U17 Elite Novizen 28 28 3.95 - 103 0 13-11-1 1565 | Playoffs 5 5 3.80 - 19 0 2-3-0 300
Latvia U17 (all) International-Jr 4 - - | -
Latvia U18 WJC-18 D1 2 4 0.50 .978 1 44 1 2-0-0 120 | -
Latvia U18 (all) International-Jr 3 - - | -
2011-12 Lugano U20 Elite Jr. A 8 27 3.52 - 23 0 1-3-2 393 | Playoffs 3 3 5.07 - 13 0 0-1-0 154
HC Ceresio SwissDiv1 0 - - | -
Latvia U18 WJC-18 4 5 4.88 .885 15 115 0 1-1-0 185 | -
Latvia U18 (all) International-Jr 8 - - | -
Latvia U20 WJC-20 1 3 14.00 .720 14 36 0 0-1-0 60 | -
Latvia U20 (all) International-Jr 3 - - | -
2012-13 HC Lugano NLA 0 - - | Playoffs 0 - -
Lugano U20 Elite Jr. A 30 30 2.76 - 83 2 17-11-1 1805 | Playoffs 4 4 3.84 - 16 0 1-2-1 250
Latvia U20 WJC-20 3 3 5.85 .860 13 80 0 0-2-0 134 | -
Latvia U20 (all) International-Jr 7 - - | -
2013-14 HC Lugano NLA 22 2.13 .924 | Playoffs 1 0.75 .976
Lugano U20 Elite Jr. A 12 12 2.07 - 25 0 8-3-1 726 | Playoffs 10 10 1.68 - 17 3 7-2-1 606
Latvia U20 WJC-20 D1A 3 5 2.36 .900 5 45 1 1-1-0 128 | -
Latvia U20 (all) International-Jr 4 - - | -
Latvia (all) International 1 2.08 - | -
2014-15 HC Lugano NLA 22 2.61 .913 | Playoffs 1 3.25 .846
Latvia (all) International 4 4.65 .813 | -
2015-16 HC Lugano NLA 46 2.76 .922 | Playoffs 15 2.32 .937
Latvia WC 5 7 2.91 .912 13 135 0 1-4-0 268 | -
Latvia (all) International 8 2.68 .922 | -
2016-17 HC Lugano NLA 41 2.89 .916 | Playoffs 11 2.29 .933
Latvia OGQ 2 3 1.32 .931 2 27 0 1-1-0 91 | -
Latvia WC 6 6 1.98 .937 12 178 1 3-3-0 365 | -
Latvia (all) International 11 1.78 .938 | -
2017-18 HC Lugano NL 42 2.72 .921 | Playoffs 18 2.17 .935
Latvia WC 6 7 1.50 .940 9 142 2 4-2-0 361 | -
Latvia (all) International 7 1.56 .937 | -
2018-19 HC Lugano NL 43 2.44 .921 104 1208 5 22-18-0 2559 | Playoffs 4 3.95 .872 18 123 0 0-3-1 274
Latvia WC 5 7 2.78 .914 11 117 0 1-3-0 238 | -
Latvia (all) International 5 7 2.78 .914 11 117 0 1-3-0 238 | -
2019-20 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 33 2.35 .923 71 848 5 13-9-8 1816 | Playoffs 2 1.96 .946 4 70 0 1-1-0 123
Cleveland Monsters AHL 2 1.52 .949 3 56 0 1-1-0 119 | -
2020-21 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL - - - | -
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Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP GD GAA SV% GA SV SO WLT TOI   POST GP GD GAA SV% GA SV SO WLT TOI
2010-11 Latvia U17 EYOF 3 3.95 .885 | -
2014-15 HC Lugano Swiss Cup 1 2.00 - | -
2015-16 HC Lugano Swiss Cup 0 1 - - | -
HC Lugano Spengler Cup 4 4 3.01 .907 10 97 1 2-2-0 200 | -
2016-17 HC Lugano Champions HL 6 8 2.15 .939 13 201 0 5-1-0 364 | -
HC Lugano Swiss Cup 0 1 - - | -
HC Lugano Spengler Cup 4 4 2.14 .940 6 94 1 2-1-0 169 | -
2017-18 HC Lugano Swiss Cup 0 2 - - | -
2018-19 HC Lugano Champions HL 8 8 2.27 .923 18 215 2 3-4-1 476 | -
HC Lugano Swiss Cup 0 2 - - | -
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score GA SA SV SV% TOI
NHL 2019-2020
Fri 07/08 Columbus Blue Jackets vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Thu 06/08 Columbus Blue Jackets vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Sun 08/03 Columbus Blue Jackets @ Vancouver Canucks
Mon 24/02 Columbus Blue Jackets vs Ottawa Senators
Sat 22/02 Columbus Blue Jackets @ Nashville Predators
Thu 20/02 Columbus Blue Jackets vs Philadelphia Flyers
Tue 18/02 Columbus Blue Jackets @ Philadelphia Flyers
Sun 16/02 Columbus Blue Jackets @ New Jersey Devils
Fri 14/02 Columbus Blue Jackets vs New York Rangers
Mon 10/02 Columbus Blue Jackets vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Skill Rating

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Mental
14
Positioning
14
Low Shots
14

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Player Career Totals
League Years GP GD GAA SV% GA SV SO WLT TOI | Years GP GD GAA SV% GA SV SO WLT TOI
AHL 1 2 1.52 .949 3 56 0 1-1-0 119 | 0
Champions HL 2 14 16 2.22 .931 31 416 2 8-5-1 840 | 0
EYOF 1 3 3.95 .885 | 0
International 6 36 7 2.78 .914 11 117 0 1-3-0 238 | 0
International-Jr 4 29 | 0
NHL 2 33 71 848 5 13-9-8 1816 | 1 2 4 70 0 1-1-0 123
NL (NLA) 7 216 2.44 .921 104 1208 5 22-18-0 2559 | 7 50 3.95 .872 18 123 0 0-3-1 274
OGQ 1 2 3 1.32 .931 2 27 0 1-1-0 91 | 0
Spengler Cup 2 8 8 2.61 .923 16 191 2 4-3-0 368 | 0
Swiss Cup 5 1 6 | 0
SwissDiv1 1 0 | 0
Elite Novizen (U17-Elit) 2 53 56 3.53 .000 173 2 28-17-1 2940 | 2 17 17 3.44 .000 60 2 8-7-2 1048
Elite Jr. A (U20-Elit) 4 50 72 2.69 .000 131 2 26-17-4 2923 | 3 17 17 2.73 .000 46 3 8-5-2 1010
WC 4 22 27 2.20 .927 45 572 3 9-12-0 1230 | 0
WJC-18 1 4 5 4.88 .885 15 115 0 1-1-0 185 | 0
WJC-18 D1 1 2 4 0.50 .978 1 44 1 2-0-0 120 | 0
WJC-20 2 4 6 8.38 .811 27 116 0 0-3-0 194 | 0
WJC-20 D1A 1 3 5 2.36 .900 5 45 1 1-1-0 128 | 0
* Some data is missing to provide a correct summary.
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
04/23/2020
04/23/2020 Extension Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets
05/15/2019
05/15/2019 Extension Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets
03/20/2019
03/20/2019 Confirmed Lugano Columbus Blue Jackets
06/22/2016
06/22/2016 Extension Lugano Lugano
Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 2012, 3 #87 overall by Dinamo Riga in the KHL Draft

Cult/Star player for Latvia

Cult/Star player for Lugano

Lived in Lugano from age 7 to 9 and started playing hockey, before going back to Latvia and later returning to Lugano again.

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