Elvis Merzļikins

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Elvis Merzļikins
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Born (1994-04-13) April 13, 1994 (age 25)
Riga, Latvia
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)
Position Goaltender
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NLA team HC Lugano
National team  Latvia
NHL Draft 76th overall, 2014
Columbus Blue Jackets
Playing career 2013–present

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.[1] 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.

International play

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.[2]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2013–14 HC Lugano NLA 22 12 10 0 1270 45 1 2.13 .924 1 0 1 80 1 0 0.75 .976
2014–15 HC Lugano NLA 23 14 9 0 1370 57 2 2.61 .913 1 0 0 38 2 0 3.25 .846
NLA totals 45 26 19 0 2640 102 3 2.40 .917 2 0 1 118 3 0 1.87 .930

International

Year Team Event GP W L OTL MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2016 Latvia WC 5 1 2 2 268 13 0 2.91 .912
WC totals 5 1 2 2 268 13 0 2.91 .912

References

  1. "Jackets select Elvis Merzlikins 76th overall". JacketsCannon.com. 2014-06-27. Retrieved 2014-06-27.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Game lineup". iihf.com. 2016-05-07. Retrieved 2016-05-09.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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