Joni Ortio

Brad Wilson


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







Apr 2016 – What a strange year for Ortio. Calgary constantly giving opportunities to everyone, waiting for someone to shine. Nobody shone. Everyone had decently good moments. Once Ramo got injured, Ortio emerged as the fan favorite and easily the best option. Sadly, this doesn't say much. Ortio might get a contract to be the backup next season, but this might only be because no better, cheaper options are available. – Joel Henderson


Feb 2016 – Ortio has been recalled due to an injury to Karri Ramo. Hartley likes to roll with whoever plays well, and stick to them repeatedly. The future of Ortio with the Calgary Flames is first in the hands of Hiller, but if opportunity shows itself for Ortio he needs to put together a few solid starts. He has not looked overwhelmingly great in the NHL or AHL this season. Tough to know what direction Flames are heading since contracts expire for Ortio, Ramo, and Hiller at the end of the season, but Ortio has a history of stepping up when people doubt. He will be fighting for a job when he steps in the ring. – Joel Henderson


Nov 2015 – Ortio was put on waivers to be assigned to Stockton. Joni was kept up by Calgary earlier in the season with the impression that others would claim him, but now that he is in the AHL it will be benficial to get playing time with Gillies down with injuries. With Ramo, Hiller, and Ortio all on one-year contracts, there is no clear cut path in the future for Ortio. He has not received playing time when many thought he should. He was not claimed on waivers by teams even though his price tag is low. – Joel Henderson


Nov 2015 – With Hiller going down with injury and Ramo being sent up and down the waiver lines, what does this say about Ortio? Management seems to think he is too precious to lose, but even after the ups and downs of the other goaltenders, he still remains as the number three, thus far. At this point, one has to begin to wonder why. – Joel Henderson 


Oct 2015 – Ortio has been a very strange case thus far. He has a similar playing style to Ramo and Flames seem to prefer keeping him in the NHL while Gillies gets plenty of playing time for the baby Flames. Hartley likes to lean on his vets, but with Hiller sidelined with an injury. Ortio will need a couple of solid games to earn trust. Consider him the same fantasy risk as you'd give to Hiller or Ramo at this point. – Joel Henderson


October 2014 – As expected Ortio will lead the Adirondack Flames into the 2014/15 season. He will be looking to build on the .926 SV% and 27 wins in 37 games that he posted last year. Brad Wilson


July 2014 – Ortio has signed a two year contract with the Flames. The first year is a two way deal with the second being one way for 600k. He had