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Karri Ramo
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Born July 1, 1986 (1986-07-01) (age 32)
Asikkala, Finland
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NHL team
Former teams
Calgary Flames
Pelicans
HPK
Tampa Bay Lightning
Avangard Omsk
National team Flag of Finland.svg Finland
NHL Draft 191st overall, 2004
Tampa Bay Lightning
Playing career 2003–present

Karri Ramo (born July 1, 1986) is a Finnish professional ice hockey goaltender who currently plays for the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League (NHL).

He has also played for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Playing CareerEdit

Karri was drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning as their sixth-round pick, (#191 overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

A product of Peliitat of Heinola, Finland, he made his SM-liiga debut in the 2003–04 season with Pelicans after the team had lost their chance at the playoffs.

In the next season, Karri played 26 games with Pelicans, earning a contract with HPK for 2005-06.

He shared goaltending duties with Miika Wiikman, putting up excellent stats and winning the SM-liiga championship.

He also represented Team Finland at the 2006 Under-20's World Championships as Tuukka Rask's backup.

After HPK's championship, the Lightning signed Karri to a two-way contract. Playing in the American Hockey League with the Norfolk Admirals, he soon made his NHL debut on December 2nd against the Ottawa Senators, replacing Johan Holmqvist.

On December 19th, Karri was once again called up by the Lightning. On December 20th, he won his first NHL start versus the Toronto Maple Leafs, 2–1. He went on to record 7 wins with 11 losses in the 2007–08 season.

With the Lightning signing veteran Olaf Kolzig to be back-up goaltender to Mike Smith, Karri started the 2008–09 season for Norfolk.

He was recalled multiple times by the Lightning and finished the season playing in 24 contests with only 4 wins.

With the prospect of a return to the AHL for the 2009–10 season on June 23, 2009, Karri left the NHL, opting to sign a two-year contract with Avangard Omsk of the KHL.

On August 16, 2010, Karri's NHL rights were traded to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Cedrick Desjardins.

In January 2011 (for the second consecutive year), he was selected to be the starting goaltender for the Eastern Conference in the Kontinental Hockey League All-Star Game collecting more fan votes than anyone else in the league, however, he was unable to participate because of an injury.

On January 12, 2012, Karri (along with Mike Cammalleri and a 5th-round pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft) was traded to the Calgary Flames for Rene Bourque, Patrick Holland and a 2nd-round pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

On July 5th, 2013, Karri was signed to a two year deal worth $5.8 million by the Calgary Flames.

In the 2013 preseason, he won the job to replace Miikka Kiprusoff as Calgary's starter over Joey MacDonald and Reto Berra.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2003–04 Pelicans SM-l 3 0 2 0 138 10 0 4.34 .861
2004–05 Pelicans SM-l 26 4 12 4 1267 84 1 3.98 .898
2005–06 HPK SM-l 24 7 8 7 1359 49 2 2.16 .929 3 2 1 204 5 1 1.46 .947
2006–07 Springfield Falcons AHL 45 15 24 1 2432 127 1 3.13 .906
2006–07 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 2 0 0 0 70 4 0 3.43 .826
2007–08 Norfolk Admirals AHL 6 2 4 0 342 19 0 3.33 .898
2007–08 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 22 7 11 3 1269 64 0 3.03 .899
2008–09 Norfolk Admirals AHL 26 7 14 4 1507 95 0 3.78 .884
2008–09 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 24 4 10 7 1312 80 0 3.66 .894
2009–10 Avangard Omsk KHL 44 21 17 4 2582 91 4 2.11 .913 3 0 3 158 8 0 3.04 .886
2010–11 Avangard Omsk KHL 44 33 5 4 2592 85 5 1.97 .925 14 6 7 891 32 1 2.16 .914
2011–12 Avangard Omsk KHL 45 19 17 9 2666 87 5 1.96 .925 21 14 6 1209 31 3 1.54 .940
2012–13 Avangard Omsk KHL 40 26 9 5 2401 80 4 2.00 .929 12 5 7 725 24 3 1.99 .917
NHL totals 48 11 21 10 2651 148 0 3.35 .895
SM-l totals 53 11 22 11 2764 143 3 3.10 .910 3 2 1 204 5 1 1.46 .947
KHL totals 173 99 48 22 10243 343 18 2.01 .923 50 25 23 2983 95 7 1.91 .924
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