National Hockey League

The 27-year-old's new contract, which will keep him in Columbus through the 2026-27 season, is worth $27 million.

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"Goaltending is a position of strength for our team and Elvis Merzlikins has been an important part of that over the past two seasons," Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen explains. "He is big, athletic and has a tremendous passion for the game and we believe he will be an integral part of our success in the coming years."

Elvis Merzlikins was chosen by the Blue Jackets as 76th pick overall in the 2012 NHL Draft. Since joining Columbus from HC Lugano in 2019, he appeared in 63 NHL games and posted a .920 save percentage.

( 22 September 2021 | tme )