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Joni Ortio | Goalie

Team: Calgary Flames
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/16/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 181
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No one wants to be the backup, let alone the third string goalie and Calgary's Joni Ortio has his sights set on their starting gig in 2015-16.
"That’s what I’ll be looking to do next September in camp and trying to steal that number one job," Ortio said during his exit interview on Tuesday. He may have a leg up on his big plans, as backup Karri Ramo is a free agent if he isn't re-signed by July 1st. "It’s going to be the two best guys in training camp that are going to get the spots. That’s what our standards are over here." Ortio has just 15 games of NHL experience since being drafted 171st overall in 2009. He's 8-6-0 with six Quality Starts against just three Really Bad Starts with 35 goals 346 combined shots with Calgary. His numbers with AHL Adirondack last season were more encouraging, going 21-13-1 with a .912 save percentage and a 2.69 GAA in 37 games. He'll be entering his age-24 season in September as well. "No one is guaranteed a spot. I’ve got to work hard." May 22 - 7:39 PM

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Joni Ortio has been called up by Calgary.

He posted a 4-2-0 record with a 2.52 goals-against average and a .908 save percentage in six appearances with Calgary this season. He will serve as a depth goaltender for the Flames in the playoffs.
Apr 20 - 4:28 PM

Joni Ortio has been reassigned to AHL Adirondack.

He was with the team on emergency recall, so he had to go back down. Calgary signed prospect Jon Gillies and he was on the ice late at Wednesday's practice.
Apr 15 - 6:04 PM

The Calgary Flames trotted out their replacements on Saturday, and Joni Ortio likely paid for it the worst in a 5-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets.

Ortio finishes his spot-duty season with a 4-2-0 record and a .908 save percentage. The Flames likely hope it doesn't ever come to starting the 23-year-old in the playoffs this go-around.
Apr 11 - 6:10 PM

Joni Ortio has been called up by the Calgary Flames.

Ortio was sidelined while in the AHL with a high ankle sprain. Now that he's healthy and Karri Ramo is hurt, Ortio will serve as Jonas Hiller's understudy.
Apr 9 - 12:34 PM

Goaltender Joni Ortio is still out of action in the minors with a high ankle sprain.

The original diagnosis was six-to-eight weeks when the netminder was injured on February 20 at the 7:16 mark of the first. The Flames are in trouble if Karri Ramo is hurt for a significant period of time as Brad Thiessen is the only healthy option left in the system.
Source: Calgary Sun
Apr 5 - 5:12 AM

Joni Ortio suffered a high-ankle sprain in an AHL game and will miss the next six to eight weeks.

Just in case anyone was expecting him to get another recall anytime soon. Ortio has played in five NHL games this season, sporting a 1.98 goals-against average and .931 save percentage. He has a 2.64 GAA and .914 SV% with the Adirondack Flames.
Feb 21 - 7:24 PM

With the All-Star break over, it looks like Calgary won't recall Joni Ortio.

Although Ortio had a 1.98 GAA and .931 save percentage in five contests, the Flames want to put their faith in Jonas Hiller and Karri Ramo. To carry three goaltenders during this critical stretch of the season might disrupt their top-two netminders rhythm. "We've said it right from the start of training camp. We feel those two guys can carry the load and win some games for us," Flames head coach Bob Hartley said.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jan 27 - 10:46 AM

Joni Ortio's short-term future with the Calgary Flames is unclear.

Ortio has been sent to the minors for the duration of the NHL All-Star break, but he might be called up again when it's over. He has an impressive 1.98 GAA and .931 save percentage in five contests, but he's coming off of a rough outing against Anaheim. That poor start might be enough to keep him off the roster for now given that the Flames' top two goaltenders are now healthy.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jan 23 - 10:21 AM

Joni Ortio has been assigned to AHL Adirondack.

Ortio didn't have a strong performance in his last game before the All-Star break when he was pulled against Anaheim. However, he went into that contest on a four-game win streak. Ortio owns a .931 save percentage and a 1.98 goals-against average in five appearances with Calgary. It will be interesting to see if he'll be called back up after the break because Karri Ramo is back from injury.
Jan 22 - 6:36 PM

Joni Ortio got pulled in the second period after allowing four goals on 11 shots to the Ducks on Wednesday night.

He allowed three first period goals but did return for the second period where he faced just three shots. He earned this start and was given the benefit of the doubt after a rough first period. Jonas Hiller replaced him between the pipes for the Flames. The rookie had won four straight starts before this tough outing with the top team in the league in Anaheim. It will be interesting to see where the Flames for their first goalie start when the All-Star break is over.
Jan 21 - 11:27 PM

Joni Ortio will start again on Wednesday.

It will be his fifth straight game between the pipes. He's pretty much forced head coach Bob Hartley's hand by posting a 1.23 GAA and .958 save percentage in his last four contests. "He wants to run. He wants to play and let's face it, this is — so far in his NHL career — the best opportunity he's getting," Hartley said. "That's how careers start. Sometimes it doesn't start from having a good training camp and you earn an easy jersey. He's fighting. We're in the business of winning games, and I've said it all along, we have two goalies we felt could win us some games. Well, you can add one more to our equation. Right now, we have three goalies that can win us some games."
Source: Calgary Sun
Jan 21 - 10:22 AM

Goaltender Joni Ortio made 33 saves in regulation and overtime before he and the Calgary Flames squeezed past the Stanley Cup champion Kings 2-1 in Los Angeles Monday night.

Ortio has been sensational for the Flames since being promoted recently. He was called up after Karri Ramo suffered an upper-body injury. Ortio has surprised opponents, recording four victories in four starts, none of which was more impressive than Monday's OT win over the Kings. Ortio kept the Flames in the game with one dazzling stop after another. The Kings had taken a 1-0 lead midway through the third period before the Flames tied the game about three minutes later, setting up overtime. Ortio has emerged out of the proverbial nowhere to become quite the story, with a goals-against average of 1.23 and a save percentage of .958.
Jan 20 - 1:29 AM

Joni Ortio is projected to start on Monday against Los Angeles.

Ortio has a 1.33 GAA and .953 save percentage in three victories this season. He was called up because Karri Ramo is dealing with an upper-body injury, but if Ortio keeps playing like this, it will be tough to return him to the minors.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jan 19 - 10:15 AM

Joni Ortio gave up three goals in the Flames’ 4-3 overtime win against the Sharks on Saturday night.

Ortio has been in net for the Flames’ last three games, all of which were wins. This 19-save effort was by far his worst outing of the three he’s made this season. He has a 1.33 goals-against average and .953 save percentage.
Jan 18 - 12:57 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sean Monahan
2Mikael Backlund
3Matt Stajan
4Markus Granlund
5Sam Bennett
LW1Johnny Gaudreau
2Mason Raymond
3Lance Bouma
4Brandon Bollig
RW1Jiri Hudler
2Michael Frolik
3Josh Jooris
4David Jones
5Joe Colborne
D1Mark Giordano
2T.J. Brodie
3Dennis Wideman
4Dougie Hamilton
5Kris Russell
6Ladislav Smid
7Deryk Engelland
G1Jonas Hiller
2Karri Ramo