The Calgary Flames have announced the signing of 23-year old center Josh Jooris. The Burlington, Ontario, native, played last season at Union (NY) College of the NCAA and registered 28 points in 39 games for the Dutchmen.
Jooris attended Flames Development Camp on invitation and turned a lot of heads.
“Josh is a right shot center with size and skill,” said Flames General Manager Jay Feaster. “During our recent development camp he played an aggressive, up-tempo style and displayed good grit and a high compete level. Our staff felt strongly that we should attempt to get him signed, and we are pleased to welcome him to the organization. He will play for us in Penticton and then will be given an opportunity to compete for a spot at main camp.”
His contract is a two-year entry level contract worth $70,000 per year and a signing bonus of $92,500 in each year for an average annual value of $925,000.
Jooris was previously invited to the Boston Bruins development camp in 2011.