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Latvia Elvis Merzlikins
a.k.a. "Elvis Merzļikins"
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# Player GP G A TP
1. Vadim Shipachyov 57 20 47 67
2. Teemu Hartikainen 53 28 36 64
3. Damir Zhafyarov 58 21 40 61
4. Dmitrij Jaskin 59 38 22 60
5. Stéphane Da Costa 52 27 30 57
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
G
Age
27
Height
6'3" / 191 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
181 lbs / 82 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)

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 9 - - | 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 36 2.13 .924 45 549 1 12-10-0 1270 | 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 49 2.61 .913 57 600 1 13-7-2 1310 | Playoffs 1 3.25 .846
Latvia (all) International 4 4.65 .813 |
2015-16 HC Lugano NLA 46 50 2.76 .922 125 1482 1 27-13-5 2714 | 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 28 2.77 .916 69 756 2 8-12-5 1497 |
2021-22 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 2.00 - 2 0 1-0-0 60 |
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
Wed 05/05 Columbus Blue Jackets vs Nashville Predators
Mon 03/05 Columbus Blue Jackets vs Nashville Predators
Sat 01/05 Columbus Blue Jackets @ Carolina Hurricanes
Tue 27/04 Columbus Blue Jackets vs Detroit Red Wings
Sun 25/04 Columbus Blue Jackets @ Tampa Bay Lightning
Thu 22/04 Columbus Blue Jackets @ Tampa Bay Lightning
Mon 19/04 Columbus Blue Jackets @ Florida Panthers
Sun 18/04 Columbus Blue Jackets @ Dallas Stars
Fri 16/04 Columbus Blue Jackets @ Dallas Stars
Sat 10/04 Columbus Blue Jackets vs Chicago Blackhawks
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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 3 61 2.54 .920 140 1604 7 21-21-13 3313 | 1 2 4 70 0 1-1-0 123
NL (NLA) 7 216 144 2.53 .921 331 3839 8 74-48-7 7851 | 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 8 2.00 .000 2 0 1-0-0 60 | 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
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Rebound Control
16
Mental
14
Positioning
14
Low Shots
14

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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Luca Fazzini (F) 2009-2019 10 Lugano, Lugano U17, Lugano U20
Matteo Romanenghi (F) 2010-2019 9 Lugano, Lugano U17, Lugano U20
Edgars Kulda (F) 2010-2019 9 Latvia, Latvia (all), Latvia U17 (all), Latvia U18, Latvia U18 (all), Latvia U20, Latvia U20 (all)
Roberts Lipsbergs (F) 2010-2019 8 Latvia (all), Latvia U17, Latvia U17 (all), Latvia U18, Latvia U18 (all), Latvia U20, Latvia U20 (all)

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DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
04/23/2020
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05/15/2019
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03/20/2019
03/20/2019 Confirmed HC Lugano Columbus Blue Jackets
06/22/2016
06/22/2016 Extension HC Lugano HC Lugano
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Drafted 2012, 3 #87 overall by Dinamo Riga in the KHL Draft

Cult/Star player for Lugano

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