Elvis Merzlikins

#90
age30
posG
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h6'3"
w183lbs
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Current Contract

Cap Hit
$5,400,000$5.40M
Standard Contract: Year 2 of 5
22/23
23/24
26/27
Accumulated Cap Hit
$5,371,875$5.37M
100%
Expiry Status
UFA 2027 (Age 33)
Current Agent
UFA Year 2021
ELC Year 30
Waivers Age 24
Birthdate Apr 13, 1994
Nationality Latvia
Draft
2014 Round 3 Pick 76
Draft Class
Est Career Earnings
$21,049,125
Regular Season
GP41
GAA3.45
SV%0.897

Transactions

Apr 16 2024 | Columbus Blue Jackets

Merzlikins (lower body) will serve as the backup to Jet Greaves on Tuesday at home against the Carolina Hurricanes, per Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers.

Merzlikins (lower body) will not be available Sunday against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Merzlikins (lower body) will not play Saturday versus the Philadelphia Flyers, Coby Maeir of 1st Ohio Battery reports.

Merzlikins (lower body) will miss his second straight game Thursday against the New York Islanders.

Merzlikins is considered day-to-day with a lower-body injury and won't play Monday versus the Colorado Avalanche, Coby Maeir of 1st Ohio Battery reports.

Mar 30 2024 | Columbus Blue Jackets

Merzlikins stopped 30 of 33 shots in Saturday's 4-3 shootout victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Mar 30 2024 | Columbus Blue Jackets

Merzlikins will be between the home pipes versus Pittsburgh on Saturday, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.

Mar 26 2024 | Columbus Blue Jackets

Merzlikins stopped 29 of 35 shots in Tuesday's 6-2 loss to the Arizona Coyotes.

Mar 26 2024 | Columbus Blue Jackets

Merzlikins will defend the road net Tuesday versus Arizona, according to Jeff Svoboda of the Columbus Blue Jackets' official site.

Mar 22 2024 | Columbus Blue Jackets

Merzlikins allowed six goals on 50 shots in Friday's 6-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche.

Mar 22 2024 | Columbus Blue Jackets

Merzlikins will get the starting nod on the road against the Colorado Avalanche on Friday, Jeff Svoboda of the Columbus Blue Jackets' official site reports.

Mar 17 2024 | Columbus Blue Jackets

Merzlikins allowed six goals on 27 shots in a 6-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday.

Mar 17 2024 | Columbus Blue Jackets

Merzlikins will patrol the home crease Sunday against the Winnipeg Jets, according to Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch.

Mar 15 2024 | Columbus Blue Jackets

Merzlikins turned aside 35 shots in regulation and overtime and one of three shootout attempts during Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators.

Mar 14 2024 | Columbus Blue Jackets

Merzlikins will be between the home pipes versus Ottawa on Thursday, Jeff Svoboda of the Columbus Blue Jackets' official site reports.

Sep 21 2021 | Columbus Blue Jackets
Standard | 5 yrs
$27,000,000
Cap Hit
$5,400,000

Gerry Johannson | The Sports Corporation

Apr 23 2020 | Columbus Blue Jackets
Standard | 2 yrs
$8,000,000
Cap Hit
$4,000,000

Gerry Johannson | The Sports Corporation

May 15 2019 | Columbus Blue Jackets
Standard | 1 yrs
$874,125
Cap Hit
$874,125

Gerry Johannson | The Sports Corporation

Mar 20 2019 | Columbus Blue Jackets
Entry Level | 1 yrs
$925,000
Cap Hit
$925,000
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2022-2027 Standard Contract
5yrs
value$27,000,000$27.00M
cap hit$5,400,000$5.40M
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Signed By
Signed On Sep 21 2021
Signing Agent Gerry Johannson
Signing Status
UFA
30yrs old
Notes
10 Team No Trade
Abbreviated $Amounts
2022-23
2023-24
Buy Out
2024-25
Buy Out
2025-26
Buy Out
2026-27
2027
Cap Hit $5,400,000$5.40M $5,400,000$5.40M $5,400,000$5.40M $5,400,000$5.40M $5,400,000$5.40M
UFA
33yrs
AAV $5,400,000$5.40M $5,400,000$5.40M $5,400,000$5.40M $5,400,000$5.40M $5,400,000$5.40M
Base $5,250,000$5.25M $6,000,000$6.00M $6,000,000$6.00M $5,525,000$5.53M $4,225,000$4.23M
Performance Bonuses - - - - -
Signing Bonuses - - - - -
Total Salary $5,250,000$5.25M $6,000,000$6.00M $6,000,000$6.00M $5,525,000$5.53M $4,225,000$4.23M
Minors Salary $5,250,000$5.25M $6,000,000$6.00M $6,000,000$6.00M $5,525,000$5.53M $4,225,000$4.23M
Clauses
M-NTC
M-NTC
M-NTC
M-NTC
M-NTC
UFA Year

2020-2022 Standard Contract
2yrs
value$8,000,000$8.00M
cap hit$4,000,000$4.00M
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Signed By
Signed On Apr 23 2020
Signing Agent Gerry Johannson
Signing Status
RFA
30yrs old
Abbreviated $Amounts
2020-21
2021-22
2022
Cap Hit $4,000,000$4.00M $4,000,000$4.00M
UFA
28yrs
AAV $4,000,000$4.00M $4,000,000$4.00M
Base $3,000,000$3.00M $5,000,000$5.00M
Performance Bonuses - -
Signing Bonuses - -
Total Salary $3,000,000$3.00M $5,000,000$5.00M
Minors Salary $3,000,000$3.00M $5,000,000$5.00M
Clauses
-
-
UFA Year

2019-2020 Standard Contract
1yr
value$874,125$874K
cap hit$874,125$874K
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Signed By
Signed On May 15 2019
Signing Agent Gerry Johannson
Signing Status
RFA
30yrs old
Arbitration Eligible
Abbreviated $Amounts
2019-20
2020
Cap Hit $874,125$874K
RFA
26yrs
AAV $874,125$874K
Base $874,125$874K
Performance Bonuses -
Signing Bonuses -
Total Salary $874,125$874K
Minors Salary $874,125$874K
Clauses
-
UFA Year

2018-2019 Entry Level Contract
1yr
value$925,000$925K
cap hit$925,000$925K
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Signed On Mar 20 2019
Signing Status 30yrs old
Abbreviated $Amounts
2018-19
2019
Cap Hit $925,000$925K
RFA
25yrs
AAV $925,000$925K
Base $832,500$833K
Performance Bonuses -
Signing Bonuses $92,500$93K
Total Salary $925,000$925K
Minors Salary $70,000$70K
Clauses
-
UFA Year

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Elvis Merzlikins
#90
age30
posG
shot
h6'3"
w183lbs
Cap Hit
$5,400,000
Standard Contract: Year 2 of 5
22/23
23/24
26/27
Expiry Status
UFA 2027 (Age 33)
Signing Agent
Gerry Johannson
2023-24
Regular Season
gp41
gaa3.45
sv%0.897
Draft
Undrafted
UFA Year
2021
Birthdate
Apr 13, 1994
Nationality
Latvia