|Assets:||Has a very projectable 6-1 frame. Also, he has already proven capable of rising to the occasion in pressure games. Inspires a lot of confidence.|
|Flaws:||Needs to adjust to North American hockey in order to maximize his puck-stopping potential. Could also stand to fill out his frame and build up stamina.|
|Career Potential:||Talented goaltender with upside.|
|9/29/2013||Assigned to Lake Erie (AHL).|
|4/15/2013||Assigned to Lake Erie (AHL).|
|4/09/2013||Recalled from Lake Erie (AHL).|
|5/11/2012||Signed by the Colorado Avalanche to an entry-level contract.|
|9/21/2011||Returned to his European team (Ilves-Finland).|
|6/26/2010||Drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the 4th round (107th overall) in 2010.|
Sami Aittokallio sent to the minors | 04/15/2013 7:47 AM
NewsThe Colorado Avalanche have returned Sami Aittokallio to the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL.
ImpactAittokallio was recalled a week ago when Semyon Varlamov suffered a hip injury and got into one game but had to be pulled when he dehydrated halfway through the third period. The fourth round pick in the 2010 Draft, Aittokallio is only 20 and could have a bright future in the NHL.
Sami Aittokallio should be 100 percent again | 04/12/2013 5:51 PM
NewsThe Colorado Avalanche announced that backup Sami Aittokallio is over his dehydration issues.
ImpactHe had to leave Thursday's game with a leg cramp, making way for Jean-Sebastien Giguere. Either way, his fantasy value is pretty minimal, though Semyon Varlamov's injury and the season's outlook might earn him another start or more.
S. Aittokallio exits with leg injury Thursday | 04/12/2013 8:54 AM
NewsSami Aittokallio suffered a leg cramp during Thursday's game.
ImpactAittokallio had to leave the contest midway through the third period as a result. Not exactly the best way to end your first NHL start. He kicked out 23 of 25 shots in Colorado's 3-2 shootout loss.
Avs to start Sami Aittokallio v. Kings Thurs. | 04/11/2013 5:23 PM
NewsSami Aittokallio will make his NHL debut Thursday night against Los Angeles.
Colorado Avalanche on Twitter
ImpactThe 20-year-old will be the second youngest goalie in team's history to debut in an NHL game after Marc Denis was 19 years of age when he played in December of 1996 against the Kings. Aittokallio backed up Jean-Sebastien Giguere in Wednesday's win over Colorado.
Avalanche recall Sami Aittokallio from AHL | 04/09/2013 3:05 PM
NewsColorado Avalanche recall Sami Aittokallio from AHL Lake Erie.
Avalanche on Twitter
ImpactAittokallio will likely backup J.S. Giguere while Semyon Varlamov (hip) is sidelined. Aittokallio was Colorado's fourth-round pick in 2010
|Games Played In||1||2012-13 (Col)|
|Goal Against Average||2.45*||2012-13 (Col)|
|Save percentage||.920*||2012-13 (Col)|
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