|Assets:||Is supremely talented with enough size for the National Hockey League, and he has already displayed the durability and stamina needed to be a No. 1 goaltender.|
|Flaws:||Must continue to learn North American shooters' tendencies, as well as continue to make adjustments away from the Finnish Liiga. Also needs to play with more consistency.|
|Career Potential:||Talented goaltender with upside.|
|7/24/2014||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Calgary Flames to a two-year contract.|
|6/30/2014||Calgary Flames tendered a qualifying offer.|
|3/22/2014||Assigned to the Abbotsford Heat (AHL).|
|2/18/2014||Recalled from the Abbotsford Heat (AHL).|
|2/08/2014||Assigned to the Abbotsford Heat (AHL).|
|2/03/2014||Recalled from the Abbotsford Heat (AHL).|
|10/28/2013||Re-assigned to Abbotsford (AHL).|
|10/14/2013||Re-assigned to Alaska (ECHL).|
|9/18/2013||Assigned to Abbotsford (AHL).|
|1/28/2012||Re-assigned to TPS Turku of the SM-Liiga (Finland).|
|9/26/2011||Assigned to Abbotsford (AHL).|
|3/30/2011||Signed by the Calgary Flames to an entry-level contract.|
|6/27/2009||Drafted by the Calgary Flames in the 6th round (171st overall) in 2009.|
Joni Ortio likely to spend 2014-15 in minors | 06/30/2014 7:01 AM
NewsExpect to see goaltender Joni Ortio spend the entire 2014-15 season in the minors.
ImpactThis, of course is dependent on injuries, but the Flames want to pick up another goalie during free agency to go with Karri Ramo and give Ortio time to develop in the minors. Ortio saw some NHL action in 2013-14 as the Flames had plenty of injuries between the pipes and he played well with a 4-4-0 record to go with a 2.16 GAA and a .906 save percentage.
Joni Ortio heads back to the AHL | 03/22/2014 9:26 AM
NewsJoni Ortio has been sent down to the minors.
ImpactOrtio was called up on an emergency basis, so now that Karri Ramo is ready to return from his injury, they needed to demote him. Ortio kicked out just nine of 13 shots against Nashville on Friday before being sent down.
Ortio and the Flames win | 03/19/2014 4:44 AM
NewsJoni Ortio turned aside 13 of 14 shots in Calgary's 3-1 win over Buffalo Tuesday night.
ImpactOrtio had an easy game and he improved his record to 4-4-0. He now has a 2.16 goals-against average and .906 save percentage.
Joni Ortio will start Tuesday vs. Sabres | 03/17/2014 3:18 PM
NewsJoni Ortio will be between the pipes for Calgary Tuesday.
Pat Steinberg on Twitter
ImpactNot surprising. He has seen the vast majority of the Flames' matches with Karri Ramo hurt and Reto Berra now playing in Colorado.
Joni Ortio not great, gives up three on 25 | 03/16/2014 12:44 AM
NewsJoni Ortio wasn't sharp in net, making only 22 saves in the Flames' 3-2 loss to the Coyotes on Saturday night.
ImpactWhile Ortio has only given up more than two goals three times in his seven starts, the 22-year-old has not been taxed too much in terms of shot volume; thus he's only had three plus-.900 save percentage games. Ortio has a 2.20 goals-against average and .907 save percentage this season. He should continue to get a long look for as long as Karri Ramo is out.
Ortio and the Flames win | 03/13/2014 4:07 AM
NewsJoni Ortio blocked 20 of 22 shots in Calgary's 7-2 win over Anaheim Wednesday evening.
ImpactOrtio started for the Flames once again and he played a solid game. He has a 2.20 goals-against average and .907 save percentage in six games this season. As long as Karri Ramo is hurt, Calgary is expected to continue to lean on Ortio.
Joni Ortio gets the nod Wednesday | 03/12/2014 2:33 PM
NewsJoni Ortio will start for Calgary on Wednesday.
Eric Stephens on Twitter
ImpactOrtio has been solid since he was called up, posting a 2.24 GAA and .907 save percentage in five contests. As long as Karri Ramo is hurt, Calgary is expected to continue to lean on Ortio.
Ortio and the Flames lose | 03/11/2014 4:27 AM
NewsJoni Ortio allowed three goals on 23 shots in Calgary's 3-2 loss to Los Angeles Monday night.
ImpactOrtio has now started five straight games for the Flames and his record now stands in 2-3-0. He also has a 2.24 goals-against average and .907 save percentage. Ortio is the number one goalie in Calgary, because Karri Ramo is still out with a knee injury.
Joni Ortio expected to start on Monday | 03/10/2014 7:14 AM
NewsJoni Ortio is expected to get the start on Monday when Calgary hosts the Los Angeles Kings.
ImpactOrtio will be backed up by Joey MacDonald as Karri Ramo is still out with a knee injury. He is 2-2 this season since his recall, with a 2.03 GAA and a .916 save percentage.
Joni Ortio not tested much, but still loses | 03/09/2014 12:44 AM
NewsJoni Ortio allowed two goals on 14 shot in the Flames' 2-1 loss to the Canucks on Saturday night.
ImpactIf Ortio wants to gain a foothold on the goaltending job with Karri Ramo out with an injury, this isn't the way to do it. Ortio wasn't tested much in this game, giving up one in the second and one in the third. He is a 2.02 goals-against average and .926 save percentage in four games played with the Flames.
Ortio and the Flames win | 03/08/2014 2:11 AM
NewsJoni Ortio blocked 23 of 26 shots in Calgary's 4-3 win over New York Islanders Friday night.
ImpactOrtio won his second straight start and he played well again. He is the number one goalie in Calgary, because Karri Ramo is still injured and also Ortio has been good between the pipes so there is no reason to change him away.
Ortio leads Flames past Senators | 03/06/2014 3:21 AM
NewsJoni Ortio turned aside 30 of 31 shots in Calgary's 4-1 win over Ottawa Wednesday night.
ImpactIt was Ortio's second game and first win in the NHL. He played a fantastic game and got the first star of the game. The Flames traded Reto Berra to Colorado so it seems like Ortio is now the number one goalie in Calgary, because Karri Ramo is still injured.
Joni Ortio is expected to start Wednesday | 03/04/2014 4:05 PM
NewsJoni Ortio will play between the pipes on Wednesday.
Flames.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactOrtio made his NHL debut on Feb. 27 and stopped 22 of 24 shots in a 2-0 loss. He has a 2.22 GAA and .926 save percentage in 28 AHL games this season.
Joni Ortio shakes off early goal in debut | 02/28/2014 9:17 AM
NewsJoni Ortio was able to move past an early goal in his NHL debut on Thursday.
ImpactOrtio allowed the marker at 3:00 of the first period, but he ended up stopping 22 of 24 shots. "Sometimes that happens," said Ortio. "You let in one early, but you can't let that get to you. I managed to do a pretty good job." It was a solid start to Ortio's NHL career, but unfortunately the Flames wasted it as they couldn't score any goals to support him.
Ortio and the Flames lose | 02/28/2014 3:46 AM
NewsJoni Ortio stopped 22 of 24 shots in Calgary's 2-0 loss to Los Angeles Thursday evening.
ImpactIt was Ortio's first game in the NHL and he played a solid game despite the loss. Ortio was recalled last week from the Abbotsford Heat of the AHL and has also seen time with the Alaska Aces of the ECHL. He is now the youngest goalie to debut for the Flames since Jean-Sebastien Giguere on Feb. 12, 2000.
Joni Ortio to get first career start Thursday | 02/27/2014 8:47 AM
NewsJoni Ortio will play between the pipes on Thursday.
ImpactKarri Ramo is hurt and Reto Berra is resting after the Olympics, so the stage is set for Ortio to make his NHL debut. Ortio has a 2.22 GAA and .926 save percentage in 28 AHL games this season.
Calgary promotes Joni Ortio | 02/19/2014 7:55 AM
NewsThe Calgary Flames have summoned Joni Ortio.
ImpactOrtio will take part in at least some of the Flames mini-camp during the Olympic break, but we think he'll be sent back to the minors before play resumes. He has a 2.22 GAA and .926 save percentage in 28 AHL games.
Flames return Joni Ortio to the AHL | 02/08/2014 4:05 PM
NewsJoni Ortio has been returned to the minors.
ImpactHe will play for Abbotsford in the AHL during the Olympic break. If Karri Ramo isn't ready to return when NHL play resumes then Ortio will probably be back with the Flames.
Joni Ortio might make NHL debut soon | 02/04/2014 6:35 AM
NewsFlames coach Bob Hartley is open to starting Joni Ortio in a game during his stint with the Calgary Flames.
ImpactOrtio has a 2.08 GAA and .930 save percentage in 25 AHL contests this season. This is his first season in North America after previously playing for HIFK Helsinki of the SM-liiga. He's filling in for Karri Ramo, who is out until at least the Olympic break.
Flames recall netminder Joni Ortio | 02/03/2014 5:13 PM
NewsJoni Ortio has been called up by Calgary.
ImpactIt was expected that he would be brought up with Karri Ramo sidelined. He's played well enough in the minors that the Flames could give him a look at the NHL level during his call up.
Joni Ortio could be recalled this week | 02/03/2014 5:49 AM
NewsJoni Ortio could be recalled from the minors this week if it is determined that Karri Ramo is unable to play or back up for the Flames.
ImpactOrtio has been terrific this season with a 19-5 record for Abbotsford of the AHL to go with a 2.08 GAA and a .930 save percentage. He was sent back to his native Finland in the middle of the 2011-12 season and it was a great move as he got plenty of playing time. If he is recalled, look for the Flames to give him a shot in goal.
|Date||Team||Opp||Decision||MIN||SO||GA||SHA||YTD GAA||YTD SV%||YTD Record||Status|
|Shots Against||31||vs. Ott||Mar 5|
|Saves||30||vs. Ott||Mar 5|
|Games Played In||9||2013-14 (Cgy)|
|Goal Against Average||2.51*||2013-14 (Cgy)|
|Save percentage||.891*||2013-14 (Cgy)|
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