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Elvis Merzlikins

Born:April 13, 1994Draft:2014 Blue Jackets #76 Overall
Hometown:Riga, LatviaPosition:Goaltender
Known For:Catches:Left
National Team:Latvia

Elvis Merzļikins (Latvian pronunciation: [ɛlːvis mɛrzˈʎikins]; born 13 April 1994) is a Latvian professional ice hockey goaltender for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Merzļikins spent several years playing hockey in Switzerland for HC Lugano, and was awarded the Jacques Plante Trophy as best goaltender in the National League in both 2016 and 2018. Drafted 76th overall by the Blue Jackets in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, Merzļikins moved to North America in 2019 and made his NHL debut that year.

Internationally Merzļikins has represented Latvia at the junior and senior level at multiple tournaments.

Elvis Merzlikins Columbus Blue Jackets
Elvis Merzlikins, Columbus Blue Jackets (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers)

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Deeper Dive


  • NHL All-Rookie Team (2020)
  • World Championship Top-Three Player on Team Latvia (2017, 2018)
  • Two-time NL “Jacques Plante Trophy” Goalie of the Year (2017, 2018)
  • Spengler Cup All-Star Team (2017)
  • NL Youngster of the Year (2014)
  • NL Media Most Improved Player (2014)
  • U18 WJC (D1|A) Best Goaltender (2011)
  • U18 WJC (D1|A) Gold Medal (2011)