Blue Jackets hold ceremony for Kivlenieks prior to season opener
Kivlenieks was killed this summer in a fireworks accident at 24 years old. Some of his family members were in attendance for the ceremony as a banner with the goalie's No. 80 was unveiled.
Current Blue Jackets starter Elvis Merzlikins also took the ice wearing his best friend's number.
Merzlikins recently said he's going "all-in" to win the Vezina Trophy this season in Kivlenieks' memory.