|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.|
|4/20/2014||Recalled from the Lake Erie Monsters (AHL).|
|1/27/2014||Assigned to the Lake Erie Monsters (AHL).|
|1/24/2014||Recalled from the Lake Erie Monsters (AHL).|
|1/16/2014||Assigned to the Lake Erie Monsters (AHL).|
|1/13/2014||Recalled from the Lake Erie Monsters (AHL).|
|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 Tampere-Finland).|
|6/26/2010||Drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the 4th round (107th overall) in 2010.|
Avs return Sami Aittokallio to the AHL | 01/27/2014 6:00 PM
NewsSami Aittokallio has been returned to the minors.
ImpactHe was pulled in his only NHL appearance this season after allowing three goals on 18 shots. Jean-Sebastien Giguere will be available to dress on Monday.
Sami Aittokallio to start Saturday for Avs | 01/25/2014 1:25 PM
NewsSami Aittokallio will make his season debut for the Avalanche Saturday night when he starts in goal against the Lightning.
Adrian Dater on Twitter
ImpactThe 21-year-old was just recalled from Lake Erie of the AHL where he posted a 2.89 GAA and .900 save percentage. Aittokallio did play one game in Colorado last season. He allowed two goals in 49 minutes of playing time and stopped 23 of 25 shots. Aittokallio, who is getting the start because J.S. Giguere has a wonky back, is not a fantasy asset at this time.
Sami Aittokallio has been summoned by Avs | 01/24/2014 5:20 PM
NewsColorado has called up Sami Aittokallio on Friday.
ImpactJean-Sebastien Giguere is questionable for Friday's contest, so Aittokallio was called up as an insurance policy. Aittokallio has a 2.89 GAA and .900 save percentage in 21 games in 2013-14.
Avs return Sami Aittokallio to AHL Lake Erie | 01/17/2014 8:26 AM
NewsSami Aittokallio has been reassigned to AHL Lake Erie.
ImpactJean-Sebasitien Giguere was able to dress as Colorado's backup netminder on Thursday night, so Aittokallio's services were no longer required.
Avalanche call up G Sami Aittokallio | 01/13/2014 2:23 PM
NewsSami Aittokallio has been summoned from the minors.
Adrian Dater on Twitter
ImpactJean-Sebastien Giguere is out with back spasms, so Aittokallio will back up Semyon Varlamov. He has an 8-8-1 record with a 2.83 GAA and a .901 save percentage in the AHL this season.
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
|Date||Team||Opp||Decision||MIN||SO||GA||SHA||YTD GAA||YTD SV%||YTD Record||Status|
|4/30/2014||Col||Min||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|4/28/2014||Col||Min||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|4/26/2014||Col||Min||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|4/24/2014||Col||Min||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|4/21/2014||Col||Min||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|1/24/2014||Col||Fla||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Shots Against||18||at TB||Jan 25||25|
|Saves||15||at TB||Jan 25||23|
|Games Played In||1||2 times-last: 2013-14 (Col)|
|Goal Against Average||2.45*||2012-13 (Col)|
|Save percentage||.920*||2012-13 (Col)|
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