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Blue Jackets sign goaltender Elvis Merzlikins to 2-year contract extension

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  APRIL 23, 2020

Rookie netminder ranks among NHL leaders in goals-against average, save percentage and shutouts in 2019-20

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed goaltender Elvis Merzlikins to a two-year contract extension through the 2021-22 National Hockey League season, club General Manager and Alternate Governor Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.

 

Merzlikins, 26, has posted a 13-9-8 record with a 2.35 goals-against average (GAA), .923 save percentage (SV%), five shutouts and 848 saves in 1,816 minutes in 33 contests in 2019-20.  He ranks second-T in the NHL in shutouts and fifth in goals-against average and save percentage (minimum 20 games played), while leading all rookie netminders in each of those categories and ranking second in minutes and games played and third in wins.

Elvis Merzlikins

 

“We’ve believed for several years that Elvis Merzlikins was the best goaltender outside the NHL while he was playing in Switzerland and this year he has shown that he has the ability and drive to be a very good goaltender in this league,” said Kekalainen.  “He is quick, athletic and driven to succeed and we are excited to see what the future holds for Elvis and our hockey club.”

 

The Riga, Latvia native led the NHL in shutouts and ranked second in the NHL in goals-against average and save percentage from December 31 through the pause in the current season on March 12 (minimum 15 games played) with a 13-5-4 record, 1.97 GAA, .935 SV% and five shutouts in 23 appearances.  He became the sixth goaltender, and second rookie, since 1929-30 to record five shutouts in a span of eight games when he accomplished the feat between January 11 and February 7 with an 8-0-0 mark, 1.00 GAA, .967 SV% and five shutouts.  He collected his first career NHL win on December 31 when he made 36 saves in a 4-1 vs. Florida.

 

Selected by Columbus in the third round, 76th overall, at the 2012 NHL Draft, Merzlikins registered a 105-79-7 record with a 2.63 GAA, .920 SV% and 15 shutouts in 210 career outings with Lugano in the Swiss National League (NLA) from 2013-19.  He captured the Jacques Plante Trophy as the league’s Goaltender of the Year in the 2015-16 and 2017-18 campaigns.  In 2018-19, Merzlikins posted a 22-18-0 record with a 2.44 GAA, .921 SV% and a career-high five shutouts in 43 games with Lugano.

 

The 6-3, 187-pound netminder has represented Latvia in several international tournaments.  He was named a top three player for his country at the 2016, 2017 and 2018 IIHF World Championships and participated in the 2019 tournament.  He also played for Latvia at the 2012 and 2013 IIHF World Junior Championships and 2012 IIHF U18 World Championships.

 

FULL MERZLIKINS STATS

 

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY & COURTESY OF BLUE JACKETS COMMUNICATIONS

 

CBJ Game Replays popular; FSO adding five additional for upcoming days

 

Replays of Blue Jackets Games From 2019-20 Season

New Blue Jackets Live: Home Edition episode debuts Friday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m.

The Columbus Blue Jackets and FOX Sports Ohio continue to bring fans special programming while the NHL season has been paused with five game replays to be aired on the network between April 24-30 as well as the next episode of Blue Jackets Live: Home Edition, the club and network announced today.  The game replays and show will also stream live on the FOX Sports GO app.

 

FOX Sports Ohio will air additional games from the 2019-20 season featuring the Blue Jackets and the Metropolitan Division rival Carolina Hurricanes, Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Islanders.  Below is the replay schedule.

 

The third Blue Jackets Live: Home Edition will debut on Friday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. ET. The show is a 30-minute weekly program that features interviews, stories, Blue Jackets and league updates hosted from the comforts of their own homes by the CBJ broadcast team of Jeff Rimer, Jody Shelley, Dave Maetzold, Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre and Brian Giesenschlag.

 

The network also continues airing Blue Jackets programming including Beyond the Battle and Blue Jackets Conversations episodes.  Check local listings.

 

Click and follow the network’s Columbus social accounts for updates:

 

Friday, April 24 – 8 p.m. ET & Sunday, April 26 at 12 p.m. ET

Oct. 24, 2019 – at Blue Jackets 4, Carolina Hurricanes 3 (OT)

The Blue Jackets rally from a 3-1 first period deficit and forward Cam Atkinson scores the eventual game-winner 3:28 into overtime.

 

Saturday, April 25 – 8 p.m. ET & Monday, April 27 at 12 p.m. ET

Nov. 29, 2019 – at Blue Jackets 5, Pittsburgh Penguins 2

Forward Gus Nyquist collects his first hat trick as a Blue Jacket to lead Columbus to the win.

 

Tuesday, April 28 – 12 p.m. ET

Dec. 23, 2019 – Blue Jackets 3, at New York Islanders 2

Rookie blueliner Vladislav Gavrikov lifts the Blue Jackets to their fifth-straight win with a late third period tally.

 

Wednesday, April 29 – 12 p.m. ET

Feb. 24, 2020 – at Blue Jackets 4, Ottawa Senators 3 (OT)

The Blue Jackets come back from two separate deficits before rookie winger Emil Bemstrom notches the game-winner with 25 seconds remaining in overtime.

 

Thursday, April 30 – 12 p.m. ET

Mar. 1, 2020 – at Blue Jackets 5, Vancouver Canucks 3

Four Jackets tally multi-point games and Joonas Korpisalo makes 36 saves as the club earns the victory with four third period goals.

 

The schedule of Blue Jackets replays and other programming on FOX Sports Ohio will be updated in the coming weeks.


PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY Kate Zelasko; COURTESY FOX SPORTS OHIO COMMUNICATIONS

FOX Sports Ohio to add additional replays of 2019-20 Blue Jackets Games

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  APRIL 22, 2020

 

New Blue Jackets Live: Home Edition episode debuts Friday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m.

 

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets and FOX Sports Ohio continue to bring fans special programming while the NHL season has been paused with five game replays to be aired on the network between April 24-30 as well as the next episode of Blue Jackets Live: Home Edition, the club and network announced today.  The game replays and show will also stream live on the FOX Sports GO app.

 

FOX Sports Ohio will air additional games from the 2019-20 season featuring the Blue Jackets and the Metropolitan Division rival Carolina Hurricanes, Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Islanders.  Below is the replay schedule.

 

The third Blue Jackets Live: Home Edition will debut on Friday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. ET.  The show is a 30-minute weekly program that features interviews, stories, Blue Jackets and league updates hosted from the comforts of their own homes by the CBJ broadcast team of Jeff Rimer, Jody Shelley, Dave Maetzold, Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre and Brian Giesenschlag.

 

The network also continues airing Blue Jackets programming including Beyond the Battle and Blue Jackets Conversations episodes.  Check local listings.

 

Friday, April 24 – 8 p.m. ET & Sunday, April 26 at 12 p.m. ET

Oct. 24, 2019 – at Blue Jackets 4, Carolina Hurricanes 3 (OT):  The Blue Jackets rally from a 3-1 first period deficit and forward Cam Atkinson scores the eventual game-winner 3:28 into overtime.

 

Saturday, April 25 – 8 p.m. ET & Monday, April 27 at 12 p.m. ET

Nov. 29, 2019 – at Blue Jackets 5, Pittsburgh Penguins 2:  Forward Gus Nyquist collects his first hat trick as a Blue Jacket to lead Columbus to the win.

 

Tuesday, April 28 – 12 p.m. ET

Dec. 23, 2019 – Blue Jackets 3, at New York Islanders 2:  Rookie blueliner Vladislav Gavrikov lifts the Blue Jackets to their fifth-straight win with a late third period tally.

 

Wednesday, April 29 – 12 p.m. ET

Feb. 24, 2020 – at Blue Jackets 4, Ottawa Senators 3 (OT):  The Blue Jackets come back from two separate deficits before rookie winger Emil Bemstrom notches the game-winner with 25 seconds remaining in overtime.

 

Thursday, April 30 – 12 p.m. ET

Mar. 1, 2020 – at Blue Jackets 5, Vancouver Canucks 3:  Four Jackets tally multi-point games and Joonas Korpisalo makes 36 saves as the club earns the victory with four third period goals.

 

The schedule of Blue Jackets replays and other programming on FOX Sports Ohio will be updated in the coming weeks.

 

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY & COURTESY OF COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS COMMUNICATIONS

 

CBJ Gaming introduced by Columbus Blue Jackets

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  APRIL 22, 2020

 

E-Sports initiative will engage fans through live streams, tournaments, giveaways and more

 

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets today introduced CBJ Gaming, a new initiative that will allow the club to interact with fans through live streams, tournaments, giveaways and more through a variety of e-sports and gaming activities.

 

“The continued explosive growth in popularity of gaming and e-sports has led to the creation of CBJ Gaming as a way to continue to celebrate hockey, introduce fans to a different side of team personalities and connect with fans in a new and exciting way,” said T.J. Ansley, the club’s Director of Digital Media.  “Over the past two years, we’ve had great success with our CBJ EA Sports NHL tournaments and believe this is a way to build off of those events.”

 

For more information, fans can visit www.BlueJackets.com/cbjgaming.  All live streams will be available via the CBJ Gaming Twitch account at twitch.com/nhlbluejackets.  Fans can also follow on Twitter at twitter.com/cbjgaming and the CBJ Gaming YouTube page at https://cbj.co/CBJG-YT.

 

CBJ Gaming kicks off with a stream today at 3 p.m. ET as Blue Jackets mascot, Stinger, begins his preparation for Bailey’s Cup, the Los Angeles Kings’ Mascot tournament.  On Friday, 2019 CBJ EA NHL Tournament champion Top Shelf Cookie will take on John Wayne of Caps Gaming in an EA Sports NHL20 battle at 6 p.m. ET.  Fans can catch all of the action on Twitch at twitch.tv/nhlbluejackets.

 

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY & COURTESY OF COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS COMMUNICATIONS

Blue Jackets give goaltender Joonas Korpisalo two-year contract extension

Korpisalo earned his first selection to the All-Star Game in 2019-20

APRIL 17, 2020

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed goaltender Joonas Korpisalo to a two-year contract extension through the 2021-22 National Hockey League season, club General Manager and Alternate Governor Jarmo Kekalainen announced Friday.

 

Korpisalo, who turns 26 on April 28, has set single-season career highs in wins, goals-against average (tied), shutouts, saves, minutes played and games played with a 19-12-5 record, 2.60 goals-against average (GAA), .911 save percentage (SV%), two shutouts and 938 saves in 2,126 minutes in 37 appearances in 2019-20.  He leads the Blue Jackets in games played, wins, saves and minutes played.  The netminder was selected to appear in his first career NHL All-Star Game this season but missed the event in St. Louis due to a knee injury suffered on December 29 vs. Chicago.  The injury also sidelined him for 25 games during the campaign.

Joonas Korpisalo

 

“Joonas had the opportunity to play a lot of games for us early in the season before he was injured and responded by playing at an All-Star level,” said Kekalainen. “He is a young, talented goaltender with a great work ethic and desire to succeed and we are very excited to see his continued development and improvement moving forward.”

 

The Pori, Finland native ranked fifth in the NHL in goals-against average and ninth-T in save percentage from November 1 through the pause in the current season on March 12 (minimum 25 games played) with a 14-8-4 record, 2.31 GAA, .920 SV% and two shutouts in 27 outings.  He won a career-high five-consecutive games from December 16-23 and posted a career-high nine-game point streak from December 9-27 (6-0-3).

 

Columbus’ third round pick, 62nd overall, at the 2012 NHL Draft, Korpisalo owns a 60-43-14 with a 2.80 GAA, .908 SV% and three shutouts in 127 career games with the club.  He also registered a 19-20-6 mark with a 2.50 GAA, .911 SV% and two shutouts in 46 career American Hockey League outings with the Lake Erie/Cleveland Monsters and Springfield Falcons from 2014-20.  He helped the Monsters capture the 2016 Calder Cup championship with a 6-2 record and 2.96 GAA in nine playoff outings.

 

Korpisalo spent four seasons in Finland’s top professional league from 2012-15, posting a 17-15-7 record in 48 games with Ilves Tampere and Jokerit.  He has represented Finland at several international tournaments, including the 2017 IIHF World Championships, 2013 IIHF World Junior Championships and 2012 IIHF World U18 Championships.

 

FULL KORPISALO STATS

 

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY & COURTESY OF COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS COMMUNICATIONS

 

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