Jonas Hiller is a quality starting goalie for the Calgary Flames. His future though, is uncertain with the upcoming rookie goaltender Joni Ortio. Hiller plays an old style of goaltender that isn’t really transitioning well with the new style of play in the NHL. He has good lateral movement and good size in net. Played good in the first round of the playoffs but was then subbed out for Kari Ramo (who is a pending UFA) for the second round against the Ducks. Will they keep Hiller around in Calgary as a mentor for young Ortio next season and not resign Ramo? It’s definitely a hard decision for the management team, but I’m sure they will make the right choice for the Flames. Ortio has promise and might even steal the starting job next season so we will see what Hiller has to say about that if it happens. Jonas Hiller, was a solid goalie in Anahiem and can become one again, just needs to get back on his groove, and get comfortable. He will probably have to play as many games as possible, he even said he enjoys playing a lot and has better stats when plays more games. We will see what the future holds for Jonas Hiller.
Ht/Wt:6’2″, 192 lbs.
Born:Feb 12, 1982 (33 yrs) in Felben Wellhausen, SUI
Drafted:Signed by Anaheim in 2007.
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2014.
2014-15 SEASON STATS
GPI W L T OT MIN SO GA SHA GAA SV% G A PIM
YTD 52 26 19 – 4 2871 1 113 1376 2.36 .918 0 0 0
Playoffs 7 3 3 – – 322 0 14 173 2.61 .919 0 0 0
Assets: Is an extremely positional netminder with great size. Excels in high-pressure games. Possesses quick lateral movement and plenty of confidence in his butterfly style. Shakes off bad goals (and games) well.
Flaws: Tends to be badly exposed when his positioning fails him. Gets beaten upstairs when he goes down to his knees too early. Has had to deal with vertigo issues in the past, though he appears to be over them now.
Career Potential: Quality starting goaltender.