CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed goaltender Joni Ortio to a two-year contract.
Ortio, a native of Turku, Finland, played 10 games with the Flames during the 2013-14 season. He played in his first NHL game on February 27th stopping 20 of 22 shots and earned his first NHL win on March 5th stopping 30 of 31 shots in a 4-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators. He posted a 4-5-0 record with a 2.84 GAA.
Originally drafted by the Flames in the 6th round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Ortio posted a 27-8-0 record in another 37 games with the Flames AHL affiliate. He finished near the top of final AHL rankings in save percentage (.926 – 2nd), wins (27 - 4th) and GAA (2.33 – 6th).
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