Joni Ortio(37) Calgary Flames


Calgary Flames‘ 6th round pick in the 2009 draft (#171 overall) Finnish-born goaltender Joni Ortio(37) earned a 1-0 shutout on recall in his first game of 2014/2015.

His numbers shouldering the majority of the starts with AHL affiliate Adirondack Flames are only slightly off the marks he set from the previous season with Abbotford Heat as a rookie.

He actually was one of very few players to appear in three leagues in his first year, starting with 4 games in the ECHL for Alaska Aces, where he posted a 3-1 record and a phenomenal 1.01 GAA and .944 SV%.

In 9 NHL games that same season, the 6’1″ 185 back stop went 4-4 with a 2.51 GAA and ..891 SV%.

He came to North American pro hockey having already played a full campaign in his home country Liiga for HIFK and parts of three previous years with TPS.

The 23-year signed a two-year extension after his entry level deal was up.

He’s on a one-way contract next season so it will be interesting to see if he makes a clean jump up the ladder.