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Joni Ortio | Goalie | #37

Team: Calgary Flames
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/16/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 190
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 6 (171) / CAL

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Joni Ortio has signed a one-year deal with Skelleftea AIK of the Swedish Hockey League.
He became an unrestricted free agent after the Flames didn't give him a qualifying offer. Ortio split time between Calgary and the AHL's Stockton Heat last year. Wed, Sep 7, 2016 08:51:00 AM

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Joni Ortio can become an unrestricted free agent on Friday after he didn't get a qualifying offer on Monday.

Still, he could end up signing with the Flames before that happens. Brian Burke indicated over the weekend that Calgary is comfortable with Ortio as the backup goalie for next season.
Mon, Jun 27, 2016 05:47:00 PM

Joni Ortio could be expendable after the Flames acquired Brian Elliott from St. Louis at the NHL Draft weekend.

It will be interesting to see if he gets a qualifying offer from Calgary because if he doesn't then he will become an unrestricted free agent and the team will explore free agency to find a backup goalie. If his rights are retained then he could be the club's number two netminder.
Mon, Jun 27, 2016 11:28:00 AM

Joni Ortio can become a restricted free agent in July.

The Flames brought in David Rittich from the Czech Republic recently to add some goalie depth and they want to see if he can push Ortio for the number one job. Karri Ramo is eligible for unrestricted free agency, while Jonas Hiller and Niklas Backstrom have already agreed to contracts with European teams.
Wed, Jun 15, 2016 10:08:00 AM

Joredan Sigalet will stay on as the Calgary Flames' goaltending coach.

Sigalet survived the shakeup, which included head coach Bob Hartley being relieved of his duties. It remains to be seen who Sigalet will be working with though. Joni Ortio is a restricted free agent, so he'll presumably be back. However, Jonas Hiller is heading to Europe while Karri Ramo and Niklas Backstrom might also leave as free agents.
Source: Calgary Sun
Mon, May 9, 2016 08:35:00 AM

Joni Ortio cruised to a 7-3 win over Vancouver on Thursday night.

Well, after the first period that is. The Flames out-scored the Canucks 5-1 in the final two frames. Ortio meanwhile made 24 of 27 stops, including four of five on special teams. His record rises to 7-9-0 on the season.
Fri, Apr 8, 2016 12:21:00 AM

Joni Ortio will get the nod on Thursday versus Vancouver.

He gave up five goals on 24 shots to Los Angeles on Tuesday in his last outing. Ortio has enjoyed success against the Canucks in his career with a 1-1-0 record along with a 1.02 goals-against average and a .960 save percentage.
Wed, Apr 6, 2016 02:53:00 PM

Joni Ortio allowed five goals on 24 shots in a 5-4 OTL to Los Angeles on Tuesday.

It wasn't one of his finer performances and has mirrored a lot of the Calgary goaltending woes this season. The 24 year-old has shown some upside but it's highly unlikely he will be a starter anywhere in the near future. He's put up a 6-5-5 record to go with an unspectacular 2.74 GAA and .903 save percentage in 21 games.
Wed, Apr 6, 2016 02:05:00 AM

Joni Ortio will get the nod in Tuesday's game against Los Angeles.

Ortio got his first shutout of the season on Saturday versus Edmonton. He has allowed two goals or less in three of his last four appearances.
Mon, Apr 4, 2016 03:39:00 PM

Once the season is over, Flames GM Brad Treliving will need to reevaluate the Flames' goaltending situation.

The Flames have allowed more goals than any other team this season, which makes the fact that they're not committed to any of their goaltenders something of a silver lining. Jonas Hiller, Niklas Backstrom, and Karri Ramo are all set to become unrestricted free agents this summer and will probably not return for 2016-17. The bigger question mark is Joni Ortio, who Calgary will still control the rights to as a restricted free agent. "We’re going to see," Treliving said. "He’s a restricted free agent and needs a new contract. But, like I said, he’s still a young guy. And I like him. I think he’s really competitive and, to me, he’s got a bit of that swagger back in his game. To me, he’s a confident guy … but we want a chance think clearly here." Ortio has had a rough season, but since Karri Ramo went out of the picture in February due to injury, Ortio has done a fairly good job of making the case for him to at least be the team's backup next season.
Source: Calgary Sun
Mon, Apr 4, 2016 05:18:00 AM

Joni Ortio made 28 saves to blank the Oilers 5-0 on Saturday night.

The shutout is the first of the season in 17 starts for Ortio, who has at least been average since the start of March. He has a 2.77 GAA and .903 SV% on the year. There is no reason to consider him as the season winds down.
Sun, Apr 3, 2016 01:05:00 AM

Joni Ortio will get the start in net for the Flames against the Oilers on Saturday night.

Ortio was the first goalie off the ice in Saturday’s morning skate. He has a 2.77 GAA and .903 SV% this season. Over his past five games, he has a .919 SV%, though.
Sat, Apr 2, 2016 06:32:00 PM

Joni Ortio could get the start in goal for Calgary Saturday.

The Flames are in desperate need of some good goaltending as Jonas Hiller has been mediocre of late while Ortio has been better but still not giving the Flames solid netminding. Calgary has been so desperate that they have used Niklas Backstrom at times between the pipes. Ortio is 5-9-4 this season with a 2.77 GAA and a .903 save percentage. Those are not great numbers to write home in Finland about.
Source: Calgary Sun
Sat, Apr 2, 2016 06:06:00 AM

Joni Ortio was no match for the Kings' offense on Thursday night.

Ortio turned away 26 of 29 shots during the 3-0 loss, and while it could have been worse, the young netminder was fighting the puck all night long. The loss drops his record to 5-9-4 on the season.
Fri, Apr 1, 2016 01:34:00 AM

Joni Ortio will get the nod on Thursday.

Ortio will be a healthy scratch on Wednesday though as the Flames continue to carry three healthy goaltenders. He has a 2.76 GAA and .903 save percentage in 18 contests this season.
Wed, Mar 30, 2016 05:56:00 PM

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