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Joni Ortio | Goalie | #37

Team: Calgary Flames
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/16/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 6 (171) / CAL

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Joni Ortio has been struggling in the minors ever since being sent down on November 26.
The netminder looked so good when he played for the Flames last season and it was thought he would challenge for the number one spot in 2015-16 but the 24-year-old was 0-2-1 in the NHL this season and gave up 10 goals on only 76 shots. He is not doing any better in the minors as he is 41st out of 42 in GAA at 3.29 and his .896 save percentage isn't much better at 39th overall. The good news is that he has not lost his confidence and could make a nice bounce back next season. Feb 1 - 7:11 AM
Source: Calgary Sun

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Just to confirm, Joni Ortio has been sent to the minors.

That was presumed when Ortio successfully cleared waivers on Thursday, but the Flames have made it official. Ortio has a 4.26 GAA and .868 save percentage in four games with Calgary this season.
Source: Calgary Sun
Fri, Nov 27, 2015 10:21:00 AM

Joni Ortio went unclaimed on waivers.

Ortio has potential so it wouldn't have been shocking if he was claimed, but he doesn't appear to be NHL ready. More to the point though, he wasn't getting playing time with Calgary, so the 24-year-old is better off in the minors for now.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 01:53:00 PM

Joni Ortio has been placed on waivers by the Calgary Flames.

Presumably that means Jonas Hiller (hip) is ready to return. Despite Hiller's injury, Ortio hasn't played since Oct. 30. If he clears waivers, Ortio will likely be sent to the minors where he can focus on honing his game.
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 12:44:00 PM

Joni Ortio made just 25 saves in Friday's 6-2 drumming at the hands of Montreal.

Ortio came in with an excellent opportunity to seize Calgary's crease, instead he submitted a sixer. None of which, by the way, had any business beating him. Ortio is now 0-2-1 with 10 goals against on 76 shots over four games thus far.
Sat, Oct 31, 2015 12:43:00 AM

Joni Ortio will play between the pipes on Friday.

Jonas Hiller (lower body) is day-to-day, so presumably Karri Ramo will serve as the backup. Ortio has a 3.00 GAA and .911 save percentage in three contests this season.
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 12:32:00 PM

Calgary goalie Joni Ortio, in his first start of the season, took a loss Monday night as the visiting Flames were blanked 4-0 by the New York Islanders.

Ortio was pretty impressive, limiting the Isles to no goals in the first period, one in the second and three in the third. His goals-against average is 3.53 and his save percentage is .900. Because of the Flames' unstable goaltending situation, don't be surprised if Ortio gets some more chances to start. But don't waste any fantasy picks on him. The Flames aren't a very good team and veteran Jonas Hiller, though struggling lately, undoubtedly will back as the Flames' starting goalie sooner or later.
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 12:15:00 AM

Joni Ortio will be in goal for the Flames Monday night against the New York Islanders.

It will be his first start of the 2015-16 campaign after he made a relief appearance on Sunday against the Rangers. "Hey, Joni is anxious to get his first start," coach Bob Hartley said. With back-to-back (games), it was 95 percent of our original plan to give him the start. He did good for us last year and he's getting another chance tonight." Calgary's goaltending situation isn't stable right now, so Ortio has an opportunity to get plenty of action.
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 05:36:00 PM

Jonas Hiller made way for Joni Ortio after allowing four goals on 21 shots in a 4-1 loss to the Rangers on Sunday.

Hiller gave up a one-goal lead after the first period, allowing four straight goals. Ramo and Hiller have both struggled to start the year. We wouldn’t be surprised if the Flames started Joni Ortio tomorrow night against the Islanders. Ortio stopped all five shots he faced on Sunday. He won four of his six starts last year for the Flames, posting a 2.52 GAA and a .908SV%. Keep your eye on Ortio.
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 09:42:00 PM

Despite Calgary's struggles between the pipes, third-string goaltender Joni Ortio isn't likely to get a chance to play.

"Right now, we’re looking for one of those two top guys to step up," said Flames coach Bob Hartley of Karri Ramo and Jonas Hiller. "I'm sick and tired, to be honest with you, of the musical chairs. One has to make a statement somewhere. It’s plain and simple. You play OK as goalies, it’s not good enough." Which begs the question: What is the point of having Ortio on the roster if he won't get the nod even when Ramo and Hiller are both struggling? Of course, the answer is that the Flames don't want to expose Ortio to waivers, but keeping a goaltender who they don't want to use and is thus not getting any work at the age of 24 is a problem.
Source: Calgary Sun
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 08:19:00 AM

Third string goaltender Joni Ortio accompanied the Calgary Flames to Vancouver for Saturday night's tilt.

"(Joni Ortio) is on our 23-man roster, so we take everybody to Vancouver," Calgary Flames coach Bob Hartley said after Friday’s practice. The Flames have to keep Ortio or expose him to waivers and the team does not want to give him up so he is on the roster along with Karri Ramo and Jonas Hiller. Ortio is just 24 and is considered the Flames goalie of the future.
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 06:07:00 AM

Joni Ortio will start the season on the Calgary Flames' roster.

Ortio will be serving as a healthy scratch in the season opener. Carrying three goaltenders is less than ideal, but it's a problem of Calgary's making as they have three netminders inked to one-way deals and any one of them would need to clear waivers in order to be demoted. Ortio is just 24 and it seems fair to assume that the Flames are very reluctant to risk losing him. Don't be surprised if this is eventually resolved by a trade.
Source: Calgary Sun
Tue, Oct 6, 2015 08:41:00 AM

The Calgary Flames could start the season with three goalies on their NHL roster.

The Flames do not want to expose Joni Ortio on waivers and with Jonas Hiller and Karri Ramo their top two goalies, the Flames could decide to go with only six defensemen on their 23 man roster to start the season. While Hiller is 32 and Ramo is 29, Ortio is only 24 and the future of the Flames. Stay tuned and draft Ortio in keeper pools in the late rounds as he could take over next season.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 06:21:00 AM

Joni Ortio turned away all 35 shots Colorado sent his way in Thursday night's 1-0 victory.

It may be pre-season, but a 35-save shutout is a 35-save shutout any which way you look at it. And Ortio, who's trying to beat out Karri Ramo for Jonas Hiller's backup role, can use all the positive momentum he can generate. Ortio has allowed 35 goals in 15 NHL starts for Calgary over the last two seasons, but he's still just 24-years-old and has been a rock for AHL Adirondack in the same span. Suggesting that there yet may be untapped potential in this young netminder.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 11:50:00 PM

Joni Ortio is expected to stay with the Calgary Flames for the start of the season.

He would have to clear waivers to be sent down to the minors, so he'll join Jonas Hiller and Karri Ramo on the roster. It's still unclear how Calgary's goalie situation will play itself out this season, but Ortio isn't expected to be going anywhere.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 04:27:00 PM

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