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Prospect Update: The goalie report

Flames prospect report 12.01.10

Tuesday, 12.01.2010 / 4:12 PM / Features
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Prospect Update: The goalie report

The Calgary Flames have a plethora of goaltending prospects within their system. Four Calgary Flames drafted goalies have been recognized for their accomplishments between the pipes this season.

MATT KEETLEY: The Abbotsford Heat announced on January 11 that goaltender Matt Keetley has been named the Ronald Allen Clothiers-Abbotsford Heat Player of the Month for December. Keetley posted a 4-2 record for the month. Keetley started the month with a shutout against the Toronto Marlies in a 3-0 Heat victory, and went on to stop 159 of the 169 shots he faced in his 6 appearances in December. He posted a 0.941 save percentage and a 1.83 GAA during the month.

Keetley is now 8-4-1-1 in 15 appearances for Abbotsford this season, with a 2.37 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage along with one shutout. The 23-year-old native of Medicine Hat, AB, was a fifth-round draft choice (158th overall) by the Calgary Flames in 2005.

DAVID SHANTZ: David Shantz was named the Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week for December 28th through January 3rd. Shantz, playing with the Victoria Salmon Kings this season, first earned the honor claiming the award the week of December 14th through December 20th. Additionally, Shantz has been selected as the starting goaltender for the National Conference at the 2010 ECHL All-Star Game in Ontario, California on January 20, 2010.

This is the third time a Salmon Kings’ goaltender has won the award this season. Along with Shantz being named twice, another Flames prospect, Matt Keetley, was also honored as the Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week for November 9th through 15th.

It is Shantz’s second All-Star Game selection after representing the Florida Everblades in the 2007 contest.

LELAND IRVING: The American Hockey League announced November 2 that Abbotsford Heat goaltender Leland Irving has been named the Reebok/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Nov. 1, 2009. Irving won each of his three starts on the week and stopped 81 of 83 shots for a 0.65 goals-against average and a .976 save percentage. After the Heat had lost the first three games of their six-game road trip, Irving shut the door on the Milwaukee Admirals on Wednesday night, turning aside all 25 shots he faced for a 2-0 win and his second career shutout. He came back on Friday and stopped 30 of 31 shots before denying all four shootout attempts in Abbotsford’s 2-1 victory at Hamilton. And on Sunday, Irving made 26 saves as the visiting Heat posted a 2-1 win over Lake Erie. Irving is now 10-12-2 in 26 appearances for Abbotsford this season, with a 2.55 goals-against average and a .915 save percentage along with one shutout.

The 21-year-old native of Swan Hills, Alta., was a first-round draft choice (26th overall) by the Calgary Flames in 2006, and posted a 24-18-2 record (2.23, .912) in 47 games as an AHL rookie last season.

JONI ORTIO: Ortio was named to the Finnish National Junior Team as the starting goalie for the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Ortio guided Team Finland to a 5th place finish after defeating Russia 4-3 in their final game of the tournament. He finished with a 3-3 record and a 3.02 GAA. Ortio was the Calgary Flames six-round draft choice (171st overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

CALGARY FLAMES 2009-10 PROSPECT REPORT

Stats as of January 12, 2010

Player

Team (League)

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

NOTES

Spencer Bennett (LW)

Portland (WHL)

43

14

13

27

31

6th on team in goals (14)

Lance Bouma (LW)

Vancouver (WHL)

45

11

25

36

103

5th in assists (25),1st in PIMS (103)

T.J. Brodie (D)

Saginaw (OHL)

19

4

19

23

20

Traded to the Barrie Colts in November

 

Barrie (OHL)

20

1

15

16

16

6th in the OHL in Defensemen scoring

Ryan Howse (RW)

Chilliwack (WHL)

46

34

16

50

17

1st on team in pts (50),1st WHL goals (34)

Greg Nemisz (RW)

Windsor (OHL)

37

26

25

51

35

T-10th in OHL scoring (51) 5th in goals (26)

 

Canada (WJHC)

6

1

0

1

0

won a Silver medal with Team Canada

Gaelan Patterson (C)

Saskatoon (WHL)

42

14

21

35

17

4th on team in pts (35) and goals (14)

Mitch Wahl (C)

Spokane (WHL)

43

17

32

49

59

1st on team in pts (49) and assists (32)

NCAA SKATERS

Player

Team (League)

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

Jordan Fulton (C)

Minnesota-Duluth (WCHA)

22

0

6

6

60

Nick Larson (C)

Notre Dame (WCHA)

21

2

1

3

33

Aaron Marvin (C)

St. Cloud State (WCHA)

21

2

3

5

29

C.J. Severyn (LW)

Ohio State (CCHA)

21

4

3

7

16

EUROPEAN SKATERS

Player

Team (League)

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

Henrik Bjorklund (RW)

Farjestads Karlstad (SWE-Elite)

19

1

3

4

4

Alexander Deilert (D)

Mora (SWE-Allsvenskan)

21

5

10

15

20

Tim Erixon (D)

Skelleftea HC (SWE-Elite)

30

6

2

8

34

 

Sweden (WJHC)

5

1

2

3

10

Per Jonsson (D)

Farjestads Karlstad (SWE-Elite)

28

0

3

3

14

Juuso Puustinen (RW)

Espoo (FIN-Elite)

35

5

10

15

35

 

EUROPEAN GOALTENDER

Player

Team (League)

GP

W-L-T

GAA

SO

Save%

NOTES

Joni Ortio

Tuto (FIN-Mestis)

14

8-6-0

2.66

0

.924%

Playing w/FIN U-20 team

 

Finland (WJHC)

6

3-3-0

3.02

0

.845%

Started all six games

VICTORIA SALMON KINGS – ECHL

 

#

NAME

GP

MINS

W

L

OTL

SO

EN

GA

GAA

SA

SVS

SV%

X

30

Matt Keetley

3

179

2

1

0

2

1

3

1.01

85

82

.965%

 

1

David Shantz

21

1176

13

4

3

2

1

50

2.55

609

559

.918%