Sami Aittokallio (G)
Lake Erie Monsters
2013-14: Recorded a team-best 2.65 goals-against average, .909 save percentage and four shutouts during his second season with Lake Erie, while also participating in one game with Coloradoâ€¦Was recalled from Lake Erie on Jan. 24 and started his second career NHL game on Jan. 25 at Tampa Bayâ€¦Made 15 saves on 18 shots against the Lightning in a 5-2 lossâ€¦Was reassigned to Lake Erie on Jan. 27â€¦Was previously recalled to the Avalanche on Jan. 13 before being reassigned Jan. 16â€¦Posted a 15-15-3 record while appearing in 36 games with the Monstersâ€¦Posted back-to-back shutouts, March 21-23 vs. Rochester, which helped him earn AHL Player of the Week honors (March 24)â€¦Missed nine games due to injuryâ€¦Stopped 2-of-3 penalty shots against during the year. 2012-13: Spent his first season in North America with the Lake Erie Monsters (AHL) but also appeared in one game with Coloradoâ€¦Recalled by the Avalanche on April 9, Aittokallio made his NHL debut as the starter on April 11 at Los Angelesâ€¦Did not factor into the decision as he stopped 23-of-25 shots before leaving in the third period with leg crampsâ€¦The 20-year-old became the second-youngest goalie to ever make his NHL debut for the Avalanche (Marc Denis, 19, Dec. 7, 1996 at Los Angeles)â€¦Was only the third Avalanche goaltender to appear in a game before his 21st birthday, joining Denis in 1996 and Jocelyn Thibault in 1995â€¦Also became the first Finnish-born goaltender to ever play for either the Avalanche or Nordiquesâ€¦Appeared in 27 games for Lake Erie, posting a 14-12-1 record with a 3.00 goals-against average and one shutoutâ€¦Earned the victory in his AHL debut on Opening Night, Oct. 12 vs. Oklahoma Cityâ€¦Registered his first AHL shutout by stopping all 33 shots on March 27 at Milwaukee. 2011-12: Backstopped Finland to a fourth-place finish at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship in Albertaâ€¦Posted a 3-2-0 record with a 2.52 goals-against average, .937 save percentage and one shutout in five games at the tournamentâ€¦His .937 Sv% finished third among all netmindersâ€¦Appeared in 11 games for Ilves in Finlandâ€™s top professional ice hockey league (SM-liiga)â€¦Had a 1-6-3 record with a 2.82 goals-against average and .910 save percentageâ€¦Signed an entry-level contract with the Avalanche on May 11, 2012. 2010-11: Appeared in 16 games for Ilves in Finlandâ€™s top professional ice hockey league (SM-liiga)â€¦Posted a 5-8-0 record with a 2.73 goals-against average and .909 save percentageâ€¦Also appeared in six games for Ilves Jr.â€¦Represented his country at the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship in Buffaloâ€¦Appeared in one game during the tournament, stopping all seven shots he faced in 20 minutes of action. 2009-10: Played in 23 games for Ilves Jr. (Finland), posting a 3.20 goals-against average and .899 save percentage. 2008-09: Appeared in 13 contests for Ilves Jr., recording a 2.71 goals-against average and .906 save percentage. Other: Was the No. 1 rated European goaltender in NHL Central Scoutingâ€™s final rankings for the 2010 Entry Draftâ€¦Was the first Finnish-born player drafted by Colorado since 2002 (defenseman Mikko Kalteva) and the first-ever Finnish-born goaltender selected by the Avalanche/Nordiques franchiseâ€¦Was the first European netminder selected by Colorado since Peter Budaj in 2001. Personal: Last name is pronounced ay-toh-KAHL-ee-oh.