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Flames assign three players before NHL All-Star break

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames

CALGARY, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today that they have assigned centre Markus Granlund, goaltender Joni Ortio, and defenceman Tyler Wotherspoon to the Adirondack Flames of the American Hockey League before the NHL All-Star weekend.

Granlund, a Finnish-born centre, has played 29 games for Calgary this season and he has recorded five goals and eight assists. The 21-year-old was drafted in the second round (45th overall) in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

MARKUS GRANLUND – CENTRE
BORN: Oulu, FINDATE: April 16, 1993
HEIGHT: 6’0” WEIGHT: 180 lbs.
SHOOTS: Left
ACQUIRED: 2nd round, 45th overall, in the 2011 NHL Draft

CAREER REGULAR SEASON STATISTICS
SEASON TEAM GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2008-2009 KARPAT OULU U18-FIN-U18 4 1 3 4 0
2009-2010 HIFK HELSINKI U18-FIN-U18 11 9 20 29 6
2009-2010 HIFK HELSINKI JR.-FIN-JR. 37 17 25 42 38
2009-2010 FINLAND-WJ18-A 6 1 5 6 2 4 0 0 0
2010-2011 SUOMI U20-FINLAND-2 6 3 3 6 6
2010-2011 HIFK HELSINKI-FINLAND 2 0 0 0 0
2010-2011 HIFK HELSINKI JR.-FIN-JR. 40 20 32 52 49
2011-2012 KIEKKO-VANTAA-FINLAND-2 1 0 0 0 0
2011-2012 HIFK HELSINKI-FINLAND 47 15 19 34 18
2012-2013 HIFK HELSINKI-FINLAND 50 10 20 30 18
2012-2013 FINLAND-WJC-A 6 5 7 12 -1 4 1 0 1
2013-2014 FLAMES 7 2 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 9 22.2
2013-2014 ABBOTSFORD HEAT-AHL 52 25 21 46 10 22 8 2 3 136 18.4
2014-2015 FLAMES 33 5 8 13 -2 12 1 0 1 42 11.9
NHL TOTALS 40 7 9 16 0 12 1 1 1 51 13.7


Ortio, a native of Turku, Finland, has played five games with Calgary this season posting a 4-1-0 record with a shutout, a .931 SV% and a 1.98 GAA. He has also featured for Adirondack in 27 games this year, posting a 17-8-1 record with three shutouts and a 2.52 GAA. The 23-year-old netminder was drafted by the Flames in the sixth round (171st overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

JONI ORTIO – GOALIE
BORN: Turku, FINDATE: April 16, 1991
HEIGHT: 6’1” WEIGHT: 185 lbs.
CATCHES: Left
ACQUIRED: 6th round, 171st overall, in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft

CAREER REGULAR SEASON STATISTICS
SEASON TEAM GP W L T OT SO GA SA SV% GAA MIN
2007-2008 TUTO TURKU U18-FIN-U18 7 1 6 0 0 34 5.20 392
2007-2008 TUTO TURKU JR.-FIN-JR. 5 1 3 0 0 16 3.18 302
2008-2009 TPS TURKU U18-FIN-U18 1 1 0 0 0 4 4.00 60
2008-2009 TPS TURKU JR.-FIN-JR. 26 18 8 0 1 69 2.63 1,573
2008-2009 FINLAND-WJ18-A 5 3 2 0 1 15 2.91 309
2008-2009 FINLAND-WJC-A 5 1 15 2.91 309
2009-2010 SUOMI U20-FINLAND-2 5 3 2 0 0 11 2.12 312
2009-2010 TUTO TURKU-FINLAND-2 9 5 4 0 0 27 2.96 546
2009-2010 FINLAND-WJC-A 6 3 3 0 0 16 3.02 318
2009-2010 TPS TURKU JR.-FIN-JR. 16 8 6 0 1 45 2.89 935
2009-2010 TPS TURKU-FINLAND 3 1 0 0 0 8 4.45 108
2010-2011 TPS TURKU-FINLAND 15 2 7 3 1 38 3.12 730
2010-2011 ABBOTSFORD HEAT-AHL 1 0 1 0 0 6 24 .800 6.03 60
2010-2011 FINLAND-WJC-A 6 3 3 0 1 11 1.86 355
2011-2012 ABBOTSFORD HEAT-AHL 9 1 4 0 0 19 172 .890 2.94 387
2011-2012 TPS TURKU-FINLAND 14 3 6 3 2 33 2.63 753
2012-2013 HIFK HELSINKI-FINLAND 54 23 20 9 4 126 2.42 3,120
2012-2013 FINLAND-WC-A 3 3 0 0 0 6 58 1.98 182
2013-2014 FLAMES 9 4 4 - 0 0 21 193 .891 2.51 501
2013-2014 ABBOTSFORD HEAT-AHL 37 27 8 0 2 83 1,119 .926 2.33 2,133
2013-2014 ALASKA ACES-ECHL 4 3 1 0 2 4 71 .944 1.01 238
2014-2015 FLAMES 5 4 1 - 0 1 9 131 .931 1.98 273
NHL TOTALS 14 8 5 0 0 1 30 324 .907 2.32 774

Wotherspoon, Calgary’s second round pick (57th overall) in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, has played 38 games for Adirondack this season recording 15 points (2G, 13A). The Surrey, BC native played 14 games for the NHL’s Flames last season and had four assists and four PIMs.

TYLER WOTHERSPOON – DEFENCE
BORN: Surrey, BCDATE: March 12, 1993
HEIGHT: 6’2’’WEIGHT: 210 lbs.
SHOOTS: Left
DRAFTED: 2nd round, 57th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft

CAREER REGULAR SEASON STATISTICS
SEASON TEAM GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2008-2009 VALLEY WEST HAWKS-BCMML 37 11 13 24 85
2008-2009 PORTLAND WINTER HAWKS-WHL 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
2009-2010 PORTLAND WINTER HAWKS-WHL 43 1 4 5 15 21 0 0
2010-2011 PORTLAND WINTER HAWKS-WHL 64 2 10 12 0 73 0 0
2011-2012 PORTLAND WINTERHAWKS-WHL 67 7 21 28 18 42 2 0
2012-2013 PORTLAND WINTERHAWKS-WHL 61 7 30 37 62 30 2 0
2012-2013 CANADA-WJC-A 6 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
2013-2014 FLAMES 14 0 4 4 -3 4 0 0 0 3 0.0
2013-2014 ABBOTSFORD HEAT-AHL 48 1 8 9 13 12 0 0 0 45 2.2
NHL TOTALS 14 0 4 4 -3 4 0 0 0 3 0.0
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