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CALGARY FLAMES ASSIGN GRANLUND, ORTIO, WOTHERSPOON TO ADIRONDACK

Thursday, January 22nd
CALGARY FLAMES ASSIGN GRANLUND, ORTIO, WOTHERSPOON TO ADIRONDACK

CALGARY, AB The Calgary Flames announced today that they have assigned center Markus Granlund, goaltender Joni Ortio, and defenseman Tyler Wotherspoon to the Adirondack Flames of the American Hockey League before the NHL All-Star weekend.Granlund, a Finnish-born center, has played 29 games for Calgary this season and he has recorded five goals and eight assists. The 21-year-old was drafted in the second round (45th overall) in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.MARKUS GRANLUND CENTERBORN: Oulu, FINDATE: April 16, 1993HEIGHT: 60 WEIGHT: 180 lbs.SHOOTS: LeftACQUIRED: 2nd round, 45th overall, in the 2011 NHL DraftOrtio, a native of Turku, Finland, has played five games with Calgary this season posting a 4-1-0 record with a shutout, a .931 SV% and a 1.98 GAA. He has also featured for Adirondack in 27 games this year, posting a 17-8-1 record with three shutouts and a 2.52 GAA. The 23-year-old netminder was drafted by the Flames in the sixth round (171st overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.JONI ORTIO GOALIEBORN: Turku, FINDATE: April 16, 1991HEIGHT: 61 WEIGHT: 185 lbs.CATCHES: LeftACQUIRED: 6th round, 171st overall, in the 2009 NHL Entry DraftWotherspoon, Calgarys second round pick (57th overall) in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, has played 38 games for Adirondack this season recording 15 points (2G, 13A). The Surrey, BC native played 14 games for the NHLs Flames last season and had four assists and four PIMs.TYLER WOTHERSPOON DEFENSEBORN: Surrey, BCDATE: March 12, 1993HEIGHT: 62WEIGHT: 210 lbs.SHOOTS: LeftDRAFTED: 2nd round, 57th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft

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