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Latvia Elvis Merzlikins

a.k.a. "Elvis Merzļikins"
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1. Ryan Lasch 24 7 26 33
2. Max Véronneau 22 17 13 30
3. Patrik Karlkvist 23 15 12 27
4. Michael Spacek 24 5 19 24
5. Richard Gynge 23 11 12 23
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
G
Age
27
Height
6'3" / 191 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
185 lbs / 84 kg
Nation
Catches
L
Youth Team
Contract
26/27
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 13 2.61 .923 32 385 1 9-4-0 735 |
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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 01/12 Columbus Blue Jackets @ Nashville Predators
Sat 27/11 Columbus Blue Jackets vs Vancouver Canucks
Thu 25/11 Columbus Blue Jackets vs Winnipeg Jets
Sun 21/11 Columbus Blue Jackets @ Vegas Golden Knights
Fri 19/11 Columbus Blue Jackets @ Arizona Coyotes
Tue 16/11 Columbus Blue Jackets vs Detroit Red Wings
Sun 14/11 Columbus Blue Jackets vs New York Rangers
Sat 06/11 Columbus Blue Jackets vs Colorado Avalanche
Fri 29/10 Columbus Blue Jackets @ New York Rangers
Mon 25/10 Columbus Blue Jackets vs Dallas Stars
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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 74 2.55 .920 172 1989 8 30-25-13 4048 | 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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04/23/2020
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05/15/2019
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03/20/2019
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06/22/2016
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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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