Elvis Merzlikins Columbus Blue Jackets logo

Age 28 Apr 13, 1994
Riga LVA
Goaltender shoots left
6'3" 191 cm
181 lbs 82 kg
ELC Signing Age 24
Waivers Signing Age 24
UFA Year 2021
Agent Gerry Johannson
Draft Year 2014
Drafted Overall 76
Draft Round 3
Draft Team Columbus Blue Jackets logo

Transaction History
Apr 30, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins stopped 40 of 42 shots after replacing Jean-Francois Berube midway through the first period of Friday's 5-3 loss to the Penguins.
Apr 28, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins made 25 saves in a 5-2 win over the Lightning on Thursday.
Apr 28, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins -- who stopped 28 of 32 shots against the Lightning on Tuesday -- will be in goal at home versus Tampa Bay on Thursday, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Apr 26, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will guard the road goal during Tuesday's matchup with the Lightning, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Apr 24, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will start Sunday's game against the Oilers, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Apr 22, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins allowed a goal on 26 shots in Friday's 2-1 shootout loss to Ottawa.
Apr 22, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will guard the home goal during Friday's game versus Ottawa, Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Apr 19, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins allowed three goals on 28 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Sharks.
Apr 19, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will start Tuesday's game in San Jose, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Apr 16, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins allowed two goals on 38 shots in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Kings.
Apr 16, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will patrol the crease during Saturday's road game versus the Kings, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
Apr 14, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins stopped 20 shots in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Canadiens.
Apr 13, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will start in goal for the Blue Jackets on Wednesday against Montreal, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
Apr 9, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins made 34 saves in Saturday's 5-4 overtime win over the Red Wings.
Apr 9, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will start between the pipes in Saturday's road game versus the Red Wings, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Apr 7, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins made 27 saves in a 4-1 loss to the Flyers on Thursday.
Apr 7, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will be between the pipes at home versus Philadelphia on Thursday, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Apr 5, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins made 47 saves in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Flyers.
Apr 5, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will defend the blue paint during Tuesday's road game versus the Flyers, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Apr 5, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins stopped 34 shots in Monday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Bruins.
Apr 4, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will get the starting nod for Monday's home matchup with Boston, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Apr 2, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins made 37 saves in a 5-2 loss to Boston on Saturday. He allowed three goals.
Apr 2, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will guard the road goal during Saturday's matchup with the Bruins, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Mar 31, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins allowed four goals on 35 shots in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Islanders. New York's fifth goal was an empty-netter.
Mar 31, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will start Thursday's road game against the Islanders, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Mar 30, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins stopped 25 shots in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Islanders.
Mar 29, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will guard the home goal during Tuesday's matchup with the Islanders, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
Mar 27, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins saved 35 of 38 shots in Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Wild.
Mar 26, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will be in goal for Saturday's road matchup with Minnesota, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Mar 25, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins allowed four goals on 33 shots in Friday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Jets.
Mar 25, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will patrol the crease against the Jets on the road Friday, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Mar 24, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins (upper body) is "good to go" ahead of Friday's game versus Winnipeg, Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Mar 21, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins (upper body) will be "out for a little bit," per GM Jarmo Kekalainen, Jeff Svoboda of the Blue Jackets' official site reports.
Mar 21, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins is day-to-day with an upper-body injury, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Mar 19, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins made 19 saves on 21 shots Saturday against the Blues before leaving with an undisclosed injury at 6:06 of the third period.
Mar 19, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will start between the pipes in Saturday's home game versus the Blues, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
Mar 18, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins stopped 20 of 23 shots after replacing Joonas Korpisalo early in the second period of Thursday's 7-2 loss to the Capitals.
Mar 17, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins stopped 30 shots in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Senators.
Mar 16, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will be between the pipes for Wednesday's road clash with Ottawa, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Mar 13, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will start against the visiting Golden Knights on Sunday, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
Mar 12, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins turned aside 36 shots in regulation and overtime and all three shootout attempts he faced in Friday's 3-2 win over the Wild.
Mar 11, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will guard the cage Friday against visiting Minnesota, per Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch.
Mar 7, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins allowed five goals on 33 shots in Monday's 5-4 loss to the Maple Leafs.
Mar 7, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will defend the blue paint Monday versus visiting Toronto, per Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers.
Mar 5, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins made 28 saves in a 5-4 shootout los to the Blue Jackets on Saturday.
Mar 5, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will patrol the crease Saturday against visiting Boston, per Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda.
Mar 4, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merlikins will defend the cage Friday against visiting Los Angeles, per Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda.
Mar 1, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins made 30 saves in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Devils.
Mar 1, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will defend the cage Tuesday against visiting New Jersey, per Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda.
Feb 27, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins allowed three goals on 40 shots in Sunday's 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh.
Feb 27, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will guard the home goal during Sunday's matchup with the Penguins, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Feb 25, 2022 Activated Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins (lower body) was activated from injured reserve for Friday's tilt with Carolina.
Feb 24, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Thursday retroactive to Feb. 17, Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Feb 22, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins (lower body) will not be in the lineup to face the Leafs on Tuesday, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Feb 20, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins suffered a lower-body injury in Saturday's practice that will result in him not participating in Sunday's game against Buffalo, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
Feb 17, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins stopped 28 of 32 shots in Thursday's 7-4 win over the Blackhawks.
Feb 17, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will start between the pipes Thursday in Chicago, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
Feb 15, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins allowed six goals on 41 shots in Tuesday's 6-2 loss to the Flames.
Feb 15, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will defend the blue paint Tuesday in Calgary, per Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers.
Feb 12, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins made 30 saves in a 2-1 win over the Canadiens on Saturday.
Feb 12, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will be between the pipes in Montreal on Saturday, per Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda.
Feb 10, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins made 24 saves in a 4-3 overtime win over the Sabres on Thursday.
Feb 10, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will start between the pipes Thursday in Buffalo, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Feb 8, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins stopped 29 shots in Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Capitals.
Feb 8, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will start between the pipes for Tuesday's road game against Washington, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Feb 1, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins allowed seven goals on 25 shots in a 8-4 loss to the Panthers on Monday.
Jan 31, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will be in goal against the Panthers at home Monday, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
Jan 26, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins made 56 saves on 62 shots in a 6-0 loss to the Flames on Wednesday.
Jan 26, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will start Wednesday's game against the Flames, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
Jan 23, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins made 31 saves on 33 shots in a 2-1 loss to the Senators on Sunday.
Jan 23, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will start in goal Sunday versus the Senators, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Jan 20, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins made 33 saves in a 2-1 win over the Flyers on Thursday.
Jan 20, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will get the starting nod on the road against the Flyers on Thursday, Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Jan 15, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins allowed four goals on 15 shots in the first 13:28 of Saturday's game against Florida before being pulled. He was replaced by Joonas Korpisalo, but Merzlikins eventually took the loss in a 9-2 defeat.
Jan 15, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins received the starting nod for Saturday's contest versus the Panthers on the road, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Jan 13, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins made 31 saves in a 6-0 win over Carolina on Thursday.
Jan 13, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will start between the pipes on the road Thursday against Carolina, per Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers.
Jan 11, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins (lower body) will serve as the backup to Joonas Korpisalo against the Blackhawks on Tuesday, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
Jan 8, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins (lower body) will not suit up Saturday against the Devils, per the (NHL)'s media site.
Jan 5, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins (lower body) won't be available for Thursday's game in New Jersey, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Jan 4, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins (lower body) isn't expected to appear in Tuesday night's contest against the Lightning, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Jan 3, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins was absent from Monday's practice due to a lower-body injury, Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Jan 1, 2022 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins stopped 11 of 15 shots after replacing Daniil Tarasov (lower body) to begin the third period of Saturday's 7-4 loss to the Hurricanes.
Dec 30, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins stopped 31 of 34 shots in Thursday's 4-3 shootout win over the Predators.
Dec 30, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will defend the cage Thursday against Nashville, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
Dec 26, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins and the Blue Jackets won't play Chicago on Tuesday due to COVID-19 postponements.
Dec 24, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins and the Blue Jackets will not play Toronto on Monday due to COVID-19 postponements.
Dec 20, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins and the Blue Jackets will not duel with the Sabres on either Tuesday or Thursday due to COVID-19 related cancellations.
Dec 16, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins allowed four goals on 29 shots in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Oilers. He was pulled after two periods.
Dec 16, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will start in Edmonton on Thursday, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
Dec 15, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins yielded four goals on 39 shots in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Canucks.
Dec 14, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will be in goal versus Vancouver on the road Tuesday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Dec 11, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins allowed four goals on 32 shots in Saturday's 5-4 overtime win over the Kraken.
Dec 11, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will start in Seattle on Saturday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Dec 9, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins made 25 saves in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Ducks on Thursday.
Dec 9, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will be between the pipes at home against Anaheim on Thursday, Bailey Johnson of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Dec 7, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins allowed five goals on 30 shots in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Maple Leafs.
Dec 7, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will patrol the crease during Tuesday's road game versus the Maple Leafs, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Dec 5, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins made 30 saves in Sunday's 6-4 win over the Sharks.
Dec 5, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will guard the home goal during Sunday's matchup with the Sharks, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Dec 2, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins (illness) will back up Daniil Tarasov in Thursday's game versus the Stars, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Dec 2, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins is questionable for Thursday's matchup with Dallas due to a non-COVID illness.
Nov 30, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins allowed three goals on nine shots in Tuesday's 6-0 loss to the Predators.
Nov 30, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will start between the pipes in Tuesday's road matchup with Nashville, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Nov 26, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins allowed two goals on 41 shots in Friday's 4-2 win over the Canucks.
Nov 26, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will start Friday's home game against the Canucks, Jeff Svoboda of the Blue Jackets' official site reports.
Nov 24, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins made 36 saves in a 3-0 in over Winnipeg on Wednesday.
Nov 24, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will tend the twine for Wednesday's home clash with the Jets, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Nov 20, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins surrendered three goals on 35 shots in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Golden Knights.
Nov 20, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will tend the twine on the road against Vegas on Saturday, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
Nov 18, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins gave up four goals on 29 shots in Thursday's 5-4 shootout win over the Coyotes.
Nov 18, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will defend the blue paint during Thursday's road game versus the Coyotes, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Nov 15, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins allowed three goals on 27 shots in Monday's 5-3 win over the Red Wings.
Nov 15, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will start Monday's home game against the Red Wings, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Nov 14, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins made 36 saves in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Rangers.
Nov 13, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will patrol the crease during Saturday's home game versus the Rangers, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Nov 6, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins registered 34 saves in a 4-2 victory over Colorado on Saturday.
Nov 6, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will guard the cage during Saturday's home game versus the Avalanche.
Oct 29, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins made 33 saves in Friday's 4-0 loss to the Rangers.
Oct 29, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will be the starting goalie Friday against the Rangers, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
Oct 25, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins stopped 31 of 32 shots Monday in a 4-1 win over Dallas.
Oct 25, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will defend the cage versus the Stars at home Monday, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Oct 21, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins turned away 34 of 36 shots Thursday in a 3-2 overtime win over the Islanders.
Oct 21, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will get the starting nod at home for Thursday's matchup with the Islanders, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Oct 16, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins stopped 19 of 20 shots Saturday in a 2-1 overtime victory over the Kraken.
Oct 16, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will guard the home goal during Saturday's matchup with the Kraken, Alison Lukan of The Athletic reports.
Oct 13, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will tend the twine at home versus the Coyotes on Thursday, Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Oct 9, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will protect the home goal Saturday versus the Penguins, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Oct 6, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will defend the home goal Wednesday versus the Red Wings, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Oct 2, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will start between the pipes in Saturday's road preseason game versus the Red Wings, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Sep 28, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will be between the pipes to start Tuesday's game against the Sabres, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.
Sep 21, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins agreed to terms on a five-year, $27 million contract extension with Columbus on Tuesday.
May 5, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins made 30 saves in Wednesday's 4-2 win over Nashville.
May 3, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins made 34 saves in Monday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Predators.
May 3, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will be between the pipes for Monday's home clash with Nashville, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
May 1, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins made 31 saves in Saturday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Hurricanes.
May 1, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will defend the blue paint during Saturday's road game versus the Hurricanes, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Apr 27, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins stopped all 41 shots he faced in regulation and overtime and both shootout attempts in Tuesday's 1-0 win over the Red Wings.
Apr 27, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will patrol the crease during Tuesday's home game versus the Red Wings, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
Apr 25, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins gave up one goal on eight shots in Sunday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Lightning.
Apr 22, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins made 25 saves in a 3-1 loss to the Lightning on Thursday. He allowed two goals.
Apr 22, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will defend the blue paint during Thursday's road game versus the Lightning, Alison Lukan of The Athletic reports.
Apr 19, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins stopped 35 of 38 shots in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Panthers.
Apr 19, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will start Monday in Florida, Blue Jackets insider Jeff Svoboda reports.
Apr 17, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins allowed a goal on 16 shots in relief of Joonas Korpisalo in Saturday's 5-1 loss to the Stars.
Apr 15, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins surrendered four goals on 31 shots in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Stars.
Apr 15, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will guard the road goal during Thursday's game versus the Stars, Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Apr 10, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins made 24 saves in a 4-3 loss to Chicago on Saturday.
Apr 10, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will guard the home cage during Saturday's matchup with the Blackhawks, Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Apr 9, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins made a relief appearance Thursday, setting aside 21 of 24 shots in a 6-4 loss to the Lightning.
Apr 3, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins was pulled after two periods Saturday after making 21 saves against the Panthers. He left the game with the score 3-0 and took the loss.
Apr 3, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will patrol the crease during Saturday's road matchup with the Panthers, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
Apr 1, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins made 31 saves in a 3-2 loss to the Lightning on Thursday.
Apr 1, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will patrol the crease during Thursday's road game versus the Lightning, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
Mar 30, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins stopped 37 of 38 shots in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Lightning.
Mar 30, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will start between the pipes in Tuesday's road game versus the Lightning, Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Mar 28, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins stopped 25 of 27 shots in Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Red Wings.
Mar 28, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will guard the road goal in Sunday's game versus the Red Wings, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
Mar 27, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins turned aside 31 shots in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Red Wings.
Mar 27, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will protect the road goal in Saturday's game versus the Red Wings, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Mar 25, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins (illness) will suit up for Thursday's game versus the Hurricanes, per the (NHL)'s official media site.
Mar 24, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins missed Wednesday's practice with a non COVID-19 illness.
Mar 20, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins stopped 35 of 37 shots Saturday in a 3-2 shootout victory over Carolina.
Mar 20, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will patrol the crease during Saturday's road matchup with Carolina, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
Mar 13, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins stopped 27 shots in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over the Stars.
Mar 13, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will defend the home net in Saturday's matchup against the Stars, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Mar 11, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins allowed five goals on 32 shots in Thursday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Panthers.
Mar 11, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will guard the home cage during Thursday's game versus the Panthers, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Mar 8, 2021 Activated Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins (upper body) was activated from injured reserve Monday.
Feb 23, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Feb 21, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins (upper body) is listed as week-to-week after being evaluated Sunday.
Feb 20, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins (arm) was injured in the third period of Saturday's game versus the Predators, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Feb 20, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will tend the crease for Saturday's game against the Predators, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Feb 18, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins turned aside 32 shots in a 3-0 win over Nashville on Thursday.
Feb 17, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will patrol the crease during Thursday's home game versus Nashville.
Feb 15, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins came off the bench to stop seven of nine shots in Monday's 7-3 loss to the Hurricanes.
Feb 11, 2021 Activated Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins (upper body) was activated from the injured reserve Thursday.
Feb 10, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins (upper body) will travel with the Blue Jackets for their upcoming three-game road trip, Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Feb 4, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins suffered an upper-body injury at practice and was designated for injured reserve Thursday.
Feb 2, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins stopped all nine shots he faced after replacing Joonas Korpisalo midway through the second period of Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Stars.
Jan 31, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins kicked out 33 of 36 shots in Sunday's 3-1 loss at Chicago.
Jan 31, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will guard the road cage for Sunday's game against the Blackhawks, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
Jan 28, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins stopped 33 of 35 shots through overtime and all four shootout attempts in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Panthers.
Jan 28, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will get the starting nod at home versus the Panthers on Thursday, Alison Lukan of The Athletic reports.
Jan 23, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins turned aside 30 shots in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Lightning.
Jan 23, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will patrol the crease during Saturday's home game versus the Lightning, Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Jan 19, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins allowed three goals on 27 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Red Wings.
Jan 19, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will patrol the crease during Tuesday night's road matchup with the Red Wings, Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Jan 16, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins yielded five goals on 33 shots in Saturday's 5-2 loss to Nashville.
Jan 16, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will patrol the crease during Saturday's road clash with the Predators.
Jan 10, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins (undisclosed) returned to practice Sunday, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Jan 9, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins is considered unfit to participate in Saturday's practice, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Jan 4, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins (groin) was a full participant at Monday's practice, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Apr 23, 2020 Columbus Blue Jackets | signed G Elvis Merzlikins to a two-year, $8 million contract extension.
Nov 27, 2019 Recalled Columbus Blue Jackets | recalled G Elvis Merzlikins from Cleveland (AHL).
Nov 26, 2019 Assigned Columbus Blue Jackets | assigned G Elvis Merzlikins to Cleveland (AHL).
Nov 10, 2019 Recalled Columbus Blue Jackets | recalled G Elvis Merzlikins from Cleveland (AHL).
Nov 6, 2019 Assigned Columbus Blue Jackets | assigned G Elvis Merzlikins to Cleveland (AHL).
May 15, 2019 Columbus Blue Jackets | signed G Elvis Merzlikins to a one-year contract extension.
Mar 20, 2019 Columbus Blue Jackets | signed G Elvis Merzlikins to an entry-level contract.
2021-2022 Regular Season Stats

Elvis Merzlikins
GP GAA SV% PIM GSAx GSAx/GP
Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets logo 59 3.22 0.907 0
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Career Stats
Season Team League GP GAA SV% PIM GSAx GSAx/GP Playoffs GP GAA SV% PIM
2009-2010 Lugano U17 U17-Elit 25 3.05 0.000 0 Playoffs 12 3.29 0.000 0
2010-2011 Lugano U17 U17-Elit 28 3.95 0.000 0 Playoffs 5 3.8 0.000 0
2010-2011 Latvia U17 EYOF 3 3.95 0.885 0
2010-2011 Latvia U17 (all) International-Jr 4 0.000 0
2010-2011 Latvia U18 WJC-18 D1 2 0.5 0.978 0
2010-2011 Latvia U18 (all) International-Jr 3 0.000 0
2011-2012 Lugano U20 U20-Elit 8 3.52 0.000 0 Playoffs 3 5.07 0.000 0
2011-2012 Latvia U20 WJC-20 1 14 0.720 0
2011-2012 Latvia U18 WJC-18 4 4.88 0.885 0
2011-2012 Latvia U18 (all) International-Jr 8 0.000 0
2011-2012 Latvia U20 (all) International-Jr 3 0.000 0
2012-2013 Lugano U20 U20-Elit 30 2.76 0.000 0 Playoffs 4 3.84 0.000 0
2012-2013 Latvia U20 WJC-20 3 5.85 0.860 0
2012-2013 Latvia U20 (all) International-Jr 7 0.000 0
Draft Yr 2013-2014 Lugano U20 U20-Elit 12 2.07 0.000 0 Playoffs 10 1.68 0.000 0
Draft Yr 2013-2014 Lugano NL 22 2.13 0.924 0 Playoffs 1 0.75 0.976 0
Draft Yr 2013-2014 Latvia U20 (all) International-Jr 4 0.000 0
Draft Yr 2013-2014 Latvia U20 WJC-20 D1A 3 2.36 0.900 0
Draft Yr 2013-2014 Latvia (all) International 1 2.08 0.000 0
2014-2015 Lugano NL 22 2.61 0.913 0 Playoffs 1 3.25 0.846 0
2014-2015 Lugano Swiss Cup 1 2 0.000 0 Playoffs 1 3.25 0.846 0
2014-2015 Latvia (all) International 4 4.65 0.813 0
2015-2016 Lugano NL 46 2.76 0.922 0 Playoffs 15 2.32 0.937 0
2015-2016 Latvia (all) International 8 2.68 0.922 0
2015-2016 Lugano Spengler Cup 4 3.01 0.907 0 Playoffs 15 2.32 0.937 0
2015-2016 Latvia WC 5 2.91 0.912 0
2016-2017 Lugano NL 41 2.89 0.916 0 Playoffs 11 2.29 0.933 0
2016-2017 Lugano Champions HL 6 2.15 0.939 0 Playoffs 11 2.29 0.933 0
2016-2017 Latvia OGQ 2 1.32 0.931 0
2016-2017 Lugano Spengler Cup 4 2.14 0.940 0 Playoffs 11 2.29 0.933 0
2016-2017 Latvia WC 6 1.98 0.937 0
2016-2017 Latvia (all) International 11 1.78 0.938 0
2017-2018 Lugano NL 42 2.72 0.921 0 Playoffs 18 2.17 0.935 0
2017-2018 Latvia (all) International 7 1.56 0.937 0
2017-2018 Latvia WC 6 1.5 0.940 0
2018-2019 Lugano NL 43 2.44 0.921 0 Playoffs 4 3.95 0.872 0
2018-2019 Lugano Champions HL 8 2.27 0.923 0 Playoffs 4 3.95 0.872 0
2018-2019 Latvia WC 5 2.78 0.914 0
2018-2019 Latvia (all) International 5 2.78 0.914 0
2019-2020 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 33 2.35 0.923 0 4.55 0.14 Playoffs 2 1.96 0.946 0
2019-2020 Cleveland Monsters AHL 2 1.52 0.949 0
2020-2021 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 28 2.77 0.916 0 -3.50 -0.13
2021-2022 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 59 3.22 0.907 0
2021-2022 Latvia WC 5 4.26 0.862 0
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Active Contract

Signing Team Columbus Blue Jackets logo
Signing Date September 21, 2021
Signing Status UFA
Agent Gerry Johannson
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Potential Lockout Year
Standard Contract | 5 Years $27,000,000 6.63% of cap space
2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Cap Hit $5,400,000 $5,400,000 $5,400,000 $5,400,000 $5,400,000
UFA
AAV $5,400,000 $5,400,000 $5,400,000 $5,400,000 $5,400,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $5,250,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $5,525,000 $4,225,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total Salary $5,250,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $5,525,000 $4,225,000
Minors Salary $5,250,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $5,525,000 $4,225,000
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Contract History

Signing Team Columbus Blue Jackets logo
Signing Date April 23, 2020
Signing Status RFA
Agent Gerry Johannson
Standard Contract | 2 Years $8,000,000 4.91% of cap space
2020-2021 2021-2022
Cap Hit $4,000,000 $4,000,000
UFA
AAV $4,000,000 $4,000,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0
Base Salary $3,000,000 $5,000,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0
Total Salary $3,000,000 $5,000,000
Minors Salary $3,000,000 $5,000,000
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UFA Year
Signing Team Columbus Blue Jackets logo
Signing Date May 15, 2019
Signing Status RFA
Agent Gerry Johannson
Standard Contract | 1 Years $874,125 1.07% of cap space
2019-2020
Cap Hit $874,125
RFA
AAV $874,125
Performance Bonuses $0
Base Salary $874,125
Signing Bonuses $0
Total Salary $874,125
Minors Salary $874,125
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UFA Year
Signing Team Columbus Blue Jackets logo
Signing Date March 20, 2019
Entry Level Contract | 1 Years $925,000 1.16% of cap space
2018-2019
Cap Hit $925,000
RFA
AAV $925,000
Performance Bonuses $0
Base Salary $832,500
Signing Bonuses $92,500
Total Salary $925,000
Minors Salary $70,000
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