Last weekend, I was pulling away from my parking spot at the grocery store, when I noticed an elderly man in the adjacent car with his window down, looking at me intently. I lowered my window. “Is that Elvis on your license plate?” Why, yes! MERZLI sure is a conversation starter. We proceeded to discuss our mutual admiration for the goalie amid the clanking of shopping carts, and I left reaffirmed why Elvis Merzlikins is fast becoming a new fan favorite.
Knowing Sergei Bobrovsky had punched his (unconfirmed) ticket to ride during the 2018-2019 season, more information about Elvis emerged while he played in Switzerland for HC Lugano.