CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames announced today that they have recalled goaltender Joni Ortio and defenceman Derek Smith from the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League. In addition, Abbotsford forward Lane MacDermid has been suspended from the club for failing to report following the AHL All-Star break.
Ortio, a native of Turku, Finland, has played 28 games with the Abbotsford Heat this season. He is top five in the AHL in all goaltending categories with a 20-6 record (3rd) for a .714% winning percentage along with a .926% save percentage (4th) and a 2.22 GAA (5th).
JONI ORTIO – GOALIE
BORN: Turku, FIN DATE: April 16, 1991
HEIGHT: 6’1” WEIGHT: 185 lbs.
HOW ACQUIRED: 6th round, 171st overall, in the 2009 NHL Draft
Smith has scored four goals and added six assists for 10 points in his 15 games with the Abbotsford Heat this season. He has also played 14 games with the Calgary Flames collecting one assist.
DEREK SMITH – DEFENCE
BORN: Belleville, ON DATE: October 13, 1984
HEIGHT: 6’1” WEIGHT: 200 lbs.
HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a free agent on July 13, 2011