Elvis Merzlikins' net worth, contract, Instagram, salary, house, cars, age, stats, photos

Elvis Merzlikins' net worth, contract, Instagram, salary, house, cars, age, stats, photos

Claudia Kogi
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:07 PM

For someone interested in ice hockey, and especially the Columbus Blue Jackets team, you sure have found Elvis Merzlikins' net worth quite intriguing following his five-year contract renewal. Well, if this sounds familiar to you, read on to find more information.

Elvis Merzlikins' current team
Elvis, goaltender for Latvia celebrates after the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Group B game against Germany on May 12, 2018, in Herning, Denmark. Photo: Martin Rose
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Who is Elvis Merzlikins? He is a Latvian-born professional ice hockey player best known for having played for the HC Lugano of the National League and currently the Latvia men's national ice hockey team, as well as the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League, NHL. Have a look at this article and find more information regarding the player, including details about his career, age, physical stats, nationality, and personal life.

Profile summary

Full name

Elvis Merzlikins

Place of birth

Riga, Latvia

Date of birth

13 April 1994


28 years old as of August 2022



Birth sign





Sandra Vanaga-Mackinac


6 feet 3 inches or 191 centimetres


181 pounds or 82 kilograms

Relationship status



Professional ice hockey player

Elvis Merzlikins' current team

Latvia men's national ice hockey team, Columbus Blue Jackets

Net worth

Between $1 million and $5 million

Social media presence

Instagram, Twitter

Elvis Merzlikins' net worth

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According to various sources, the famed player has an estimated net worth of between $1 million and $5 million. Keep in mind that most high-prolific personalities tend to keep details about their finances away from the media. Aside from hockey, he also generates income from brand endorsement deals and contracts.

So what is Elvis Merzlikins' salary? As of his current contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets, he has an estimated annual salary of $5.25 million. He is going to be on that salary until 2026.

Elvis Merzlikins' biography

Where was Elvis Merzlikins born? The famed ice hockey player was born in Riga, Latvia, to Sandra Vanaga-Mackinac. He has not disclosed much about his family background, except they are Latvian.

Elvis Merzlikins' age

How old is the ice hockey player? He was born on 13 April 1994. Therefore, as of August 2022, he is 28 years old. His birth sign is Aries.

How tall is Elvis Merzlikins?

The famed ice hockey player stands at 6 feet 3 inches or 191 centimetres, and his weight is 181 pounds or 82 kilograms. He has dark brown hair and eyes.

Merzlikins' career stats

Elvis Merzlikins' career stats
Columbus Blue Jackets star Elvis Merzlikins poses for his official headshot for the 2015-2016 season at Nationwide Arena on June 29, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. Photo: Jamie Sabau
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He began his junior hockey career in Switzerland with HC Lugano, which allowed him to play in the NL with a Swiss player license and not count as an import player. Throughout the 2012/13 season, he spent several games on the bench as a backup goaltender of HC Lugano. He later made his NL debut on 28 September 2013, in a 2-0 victory over Lausanne HC.

He was beginning to impress many such that, during the end of the 2013/14 season, he was voted NL Media Most Improved Player and Youngster of the Year. Consequently, the Columbus Blue Jackets selected him in the third round of the 2014 Entry Draft.

He had his breakout year after leading the league in saves and ranking second in SV% and fifth in wins at 23-13-4 in 44 contests. Elvis Merzlikins signed his first contract with Lugano, but without an NHL out-clause. Following his three-year contract with Lugano, he was named to the tournament's all-star team.

In the 2017/18 season, the renowned player captured his second Jacques Plante Trophy as the League's goaltender of the year after finishing fourth in wins and fifth in saver percentage with a 19-15-1 record in 40 contests. He later returned for his sixth and last season under contract with HC Lugano in the 2018/19 campaign.

Elvis Merzlikins' accolades
Elvis Merzlikins, Columbus Blue Jackets' goaltender acknowledges fans after being named the second star of the game over the Edmonton Oilers on 24 April 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. Photo: Ben Jackson
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Approaching conclusion with Lugano, the ice hockey star left Switzerland and agreed to immediately join the Colum bus Blue Jackets for the remainder of the season on a one-year entry-level contract.

His NHL debut game was on 5 October 2019, against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Even though his debut game was not quite impressive, he was later sent down to Cleveland Monsters of the AHL on 6 November, later making an appearance with the Monsters before returning to the Blue Jackets. After that, on 21 September 2021, Merzļikins signed a five-year, $27 million contract extension with the Blue Jackets.

What happened to Merzlikins in the NHL?

The famed player signed a one-year, entry-level contract with the Blue Jackets and made his NHL debut against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Elvis Merzlikins' accolades have been super impressive since his signing with the Blue Jackets.

How many saves did Merzlikins make against the Devils?

The renowned player made 30 saves in a 4-3 win over the Devils. Although he gave up the game's first goal to Jack Hughes just 54 seconds in, he was excellent for the rest of the period, allowing the Blue Jackets to escape the opening frame with a 2-1 lead despite being out-shot.

Elvis Merzlikins' dating history

Is the hockey player in a relationship? Well, the player is happily married to Aleksandra Merzlikins, a phycologist and media manager. The two have recently been blessed with one kid, Knox Matiss, whom they often flaunt on their social media pages.

Elvis Merzlikins' photos

For a well-accomplished ice hockey player like Elvis, he sure must have amassed a considerable fan base across social media platforms, especially his female fan base. Well, if you crave to glimpse at his photos, then look for his social media handles. He is on Instagram with over 94.3k followers and 17.6k followers on Twitter.

If there is one particular thing that ice hockey fans have constantly been asking about, it sure is Elvis Merzlikins' net worth, which dramatically increased since his new five-year contract renewal. Now that you have the information pertaining to the player's net worth, stay tuned for more.

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