April 13, 1994 |
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)|
|NLA team||HC Lugano|
|NHL Draft||76th overall, 2014
Columbus Blue Jackets
Elvis Merzļikins (born April 13, 1994) is a Latvian professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the HC Lugano of the National League A (NLA). He was selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Throughout the 2012–13 season, Merzļikins spent several matches on the bench as the backup goaltender of HC Lugano. Merzļikins would later make his NLA debut on September 28, 2013 in a 2-1 victory over Lausanne HC.
Merzļikins participated at the 2012 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships and 2013 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships as a member of the Latvia men's national junior ice hockey team. Merezlikins was selected for national team roster for 2016 World Championship, and made his debut in the opening game against Sweden in 2:1 overtime loss.
Regular season and playoffs