Josh Jooris, Re-Introducing Your Calgary Flames


Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley had to be impressed with the performance of Josh Jooris from Friday September 12th’s Young Stars game. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

In the opening game of the Young Stars Tournament, the player that stole my attention was #86 Josh Jooris.  Playing on a line with Michael Ferland and Markus Granlund, Jooris scored the Calgary Flames first and final goals of the 6-4 win.  So, who the heck is Josh Jooris?

Here’s talent analysis of the 24 year old:

"Jooris is a versatile, 6’1 and 190-pound forward that can play in any type of situation. He is as equally at home playing the grind game, as he is being the goal-scorer or playmaker….He is a fierce competitor that never gives up on plays. This is particularly evident in his battles for loose pucks. Jooris was outstanding on faceoffs this past season… Jooris possesses great on-ice vision and reads plays remarkably well. He has great net-presence and has shown a willingness to pay a price to make or finish plays. Jooris is also strong along the boards. He possesses a strong shot and can get pucks off quickly. He moves the puck exceedingly well and can make crisp passes. Jooris is an excellent skater with a good burst of speed."

In 73 games last season with the then Calgary Flames AHL affiliate Abbotsford Heat, Josh Jooris played 73 games.  Jooris scored 11 goals and 16 assists while firing 138 shots on goals.