Joni Ortio

Joni Ortio, G

Shoots: L

Height: 6-1

Weight: 183

Born: 1991-04-16

Hometown: Turku, Finland

Drafted: 2009 by Calgary Flames, 171st Overall

 

 

Observations:

 

April 2014 - Ortio has been named to the 2013-14 AHL all rookie team. He sports the third best save percentage in the league (.924) and has a spectacular 24-8-0 record. In nine NHL appearances this season he is 4-4-0 with an .891PCT for the rebuilding Flames. Brad Wilson

 

December 2013 – Everyone has seen the European flavor the Calgary Flames have been employing in the NHL, but is anyone noticing the bigger story down in Abbotsford? Ortio has only lost a pair of games in the AHL this season while compiling a solid .921 save percentage. He has cooled off since opening the season with nine straight wins. This is his second attempt in North America and it looks like he will stick. His emergence allowed the organization to shuffle bodies in the crease leading Broissoit to be dealt and will allow Jon Gillies time to turn pro and grow. Should Reto Berra or Karri Ramo slump, the Flames would not think too long on recalling Ortio for a shot. He failed in his first North American attempt due to the fact he backed himself up and played rather small leading to him being exploited by AHL shooters, but this time around he has looked more comfortable and confidant. He flies under the radar of most managers, but he is worth a snare if you’re struggling for goalie prospects. Jason Banks

 

August, 2012 - Joni Ortio is an athletic young goalie with great talent. Despite his young age, he has been playing in men's games for three seasons. Ortio has been compared many times to his biggest idol Miikka Kiprusoff, and that's not only because they're both Turku natives. Ortio is most well-known for his outstanding performance in the 2011 World Juniors where he posted GAA of 1.86 and .931 saving percentage. Ortio has the ability to keep his nerves calm even in tight situations. He is under contract to the Flames but will play on loan in HIFK Helsinki this season as their starting goaltender. Miika Arponen

 

Fantasy Outlook: C

 

Showing much better in the AHL this time on his journey. Could see time within a pair of seasons as a backup.

 

Footage:

 

Highlight pack of big Ortio saves during a prospect camp game

 

 

Highlights of Ortio's first game for Team Finland

 

 

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