Former Aces goaltender Ortio headed to NHL

Posted by DOYLE WOODY, on February 3, 2014 

Joni Ortio, the goaltender who at season's start looked wildly out of place in the ECHL -- in four games for the Alaska Aces, he went 3-1-0 with a 1.01 goals-against average, .944 save percentage and two shutouts -- is headed to the NHL.

The Calgary Flames summoned Ortio today.

He's been killin' it in the AHL for the Abbotsford Heat (Calgary and Abbotsford are Alaska's affiliates), going 19-5-0 with a 2.08 goals-against average, .930 save percentage and two shutouts.

Calgary plays Tuesday night at Montreal, so that's the first chance for Ortio, a 22-year-old from Finland, to make his NHL debut.

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