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Latvia Elvis Merzlikins

a.k.a. "Elvis Merzļikins"
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1. Mason McTavish 5 7 7 14
2. Joakim Kemell 5 3 8 11
3. Roby Järventie 5 4 5 9
4. Aatu Räty 5 3 6 9
5. Emil Andrae 5 4 4 8
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
G
Age
28
Height
6'3" / 191 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
183 lbs / 83 kg
Nation
Catches
L
Youth Team
Contract
26/27
Cap Hit
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Highlights
1-time NHL All-Rookie Team 1
2-time NL Goalie of the Year 2

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 1 375 | 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 1 565 | 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 Lugano U20 Elite Jr. A 30 30 2.76 - 83 - 2 17-11-1 1 805 | Playoffs 4 4 3.84 - 16 - 0 1-2-1 250
HC Lugano NLA 0 9 - - - - - - 0 | Playoffs 0 7 - - - - - - 0
Latvia U20 WJC-20 3 3 5.85 .860 13 80 0 0-2-0 134 |
Latvia U20 (all) International-Jr 7 - - - - - - - - |
2013-14 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
HC Lugano NLA 22 36 2.13 .924 45 549 1 12-10-0 1 270 | Playoffs 1 - 0.75 .976 - - - - -
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 1 310 | Playoffs 1 - 3.25 .846 - - - - -
Latvia (all) International 4 - 4.65 .813 - - - - - |
2015-16 HC Lugano NLA 46 50 2.76 .922 125 1 482 1 27-13-5 2 714 | 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 1 208 5 22-18-0 2 559 | 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 1 816 | 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 1 497 |
2021-22 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 59 - 3.22 .907 178 1 742 2 27-23-7 3 320 |
Latvia WC 5 6 4.26 .862 16 100 - 2-3-0 226 |
Latvia (all) International - - - - - - - - - |
2022-23 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
WC
2022-05-22T16:20:00+0300 Latvia @ Great Britain
2022-05-20T20:20:00+0300 Latvia vs Austria
2022-05-19T20:20:00+0300 Latvia @ Czechia
2022-05-16T16:20:00+0300 Latvia vs Norway
2022-05-14T20:20:00+0300 Latvia vs Finland
2022-05-13T16:20:00+0300 Latvia @ USA
NHL
2022-04-29T19:00:00-0400 Columbus Blue Jackets @ Pittsburgh Penguins
2022-04-28T19:00:00-0400 Columbus Blue Jackets vs Tampa Bay Lightning
2022-04-26T19:00:00-0400 Columbus Blue Jackets @ Tampa Bay Lightning
2022-04-24T13:00:00-0400 Columbus Blue Jackets vs Edmonton Oilers
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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 7 36 7 2.78 .914 11 117 0 1-3-0 238 | 0
International-Jr 4 29 - - - - - - - - | 0
NHL 4 120 - 2.88 .913 318 3 346 9 48-44-20 6 633 | 1 2 - 1.96 .946 4 70 0 1-1-0 123
NL (NLA) 7 216 144 2.53 .921 331 3 839 8 74-48-7 7 851 | 7 50 7 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 - 2 - 0 1-0-0 60 | 0
SwissDiv1 1 0 - - - - - - - - | 0
Elite Novizen (U17-Elit) 2 53 56 3.53 - 173 - 2 28-17-1 2 940 | 2 17 17 3.44 - 60 - 2 8-7-2 1 048
Elite Jr. A (U20-Elit) 4 50 72 2.69 - 131 - 2 26-17-4 2 923 | 3 17 17 2.73 - 46 - 3 8-5-2 1 010
WC 5 27 33 2.51 .917 61 672 3 11-15-0 1 456 | 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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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)
Nikolajs Jelisejevs (F) 2010-2022 9 Latvia, Latvia (all), Latvia U17, Latvia U17 (all), Latvia U18, Latvia U18 (all), Latvia U20, Latvia U20 (all)

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Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
09/21/2021
09/21/2021 Extension Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets
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 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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