Flames Sign Josh Jooris

Kent Wilson
July 30 2013 07:55AM

 

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Word from the NY Daily Gazette today that Flames development camp invitee Josh Jooris is leaving Union college of the ECAC to sign a pro contract with Calgary. The 6'1", 190 pound center is 23 years old and has three years of college experience under his belt.

The Ontario native scored 116 points in his final season in the OJHL, though he was 19/20 years old at the time. He also put together an impressive freshman season for union, scoring nine goals and 32 points in 40 games. He seemed to run in place after that impressive debut, however, scoring a combined 56 points points in the next 77 games. Last year was his best goal scoring output in his collegiate career (12).

Jooris doesn't have a Corban Knight type ceiling or pedigree, so he will fight for a spot on the Abbotsford Heat this September. If he makes the farm team as a regular, we'll be able to better determine just what kind of pro future the kid has ahead of him.

 

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#1 Jeff Lebowski
July 30 2013, 08:34AM
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This is a useful signing IMO. Having more skill in the org pays off. The value of other assets increase if he can produce with them. There is also the relatively low probability he becomes a useful player for the Flames as well.

I think Dan O'Donoghue or Linden Penner will get a contract next.

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#2 J.P.
July 30 2013, 08:35AM
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Josh was fun to watch at the first prospects scrimmage. Lots of energy and I was constantly looking at the roster to see who he was. Hopefully he pans out.

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#3 Vowswithin
July 30 2013, 08:43AM
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The best player not in the NHL?

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#4 piscera.infada
July 30 2013, 08:49AM
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Good signing, should always be looking to keep Abby competitive.

And who knows? Maybe he defies all odds and pans out to be something of an NHLer.

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#5 cunning_linguist
July 30 2013, 09:09AM
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And I believe this kid is a RHS center as well...so now our organization has 2

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#6 prendrefeu
July 30 2013, 09:13AM
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How does a person pronounce his last name?

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#7 TRAV
July 30 2013, 09:17AM
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@J.P.

Agreed. I really liked this kid at development camp. Interesting to see how he does at the prospect tourney. He was a standout at camp with aggressive forechecking, tenacity and skating. I like this signing as a depth move with potential down the road. Also fills an org need.

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#8 SmellOfVictory
July 30 2013, 09:23AM
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Can we swap him for DeKeyser instead?

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#9 seve927
July 30 2013, 09:24AM
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Jeff Lebowski wrote:

This is a useful signing IMO. Having more skill in the org pays off. The value of other assets increase if he can produce with them. There is also the relatively low probability he becomes a useful player for the Flames as well.

I think Dan O'Donoghue or Linden Penner will get a contract next.

We're starting to get back close to the 50 contract limit. I don't think there will be any more signings, leaving room for all the college guys (our own, and FA's) at the end of the year.

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#10 McRib
July 30 2013, 09:24AM
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The Flames clearly didn't want another former Burlington Cougar and Developmental camp invite to slip through their hands like Cory Conacher!! Hahaha.

Liked Josh Jooris at camp think he should be a serviceable AHLer and you never know. Can we please sign Linden Penner and we will have gotten the two best free agent invites that attended camp.

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#11 Baalzamon
July 30 2013, 09:34AM
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cunning_linguist wrote:

And I believe this kid is a RHS center as well...so now our organization has 2

3*. You're forgetting either Corban Knight or Bill Arnold.

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#12 McRib
July 30 2013, 09:35AM
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Ben Hanowski, Roman Horak, Paul Byron, Chris Breen, Greg Nemisz, Ryan Howse, Lance Bouma, James Martin, Ben Street, Chad Billins, David Eddy, etc are all coming off contracts at the end of this season.

Linden Penner is worth signing at this point to secure his services down the road. Rather than using a draft pick as he will most likely go with a good season in Everett where he will be getting a lot of ice time.

Really not concerned about hitting the 50 Contract Limit when we will have at least 10+ opening up at the end of next season anyway.

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#13 schevvy
July 30 2013, 09:35AM
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Well with Josh Jooris and Corban Knight on the team, we might as well start planning the parade route.

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#14 Baalzamon
July 30 2013, 09:36AM
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Maybe we should have a template header: The Flames Do Something Random.

Re: Linden Penner. Can the Flames actually sign him? I think he's re-entering the draft (the same reason the Flyers couldn't sign Tomas Hyka after inviting him to camp, subsequently losing him to Los Angeles in the draft).

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#15 McRib
July 30 2013, 09:40AM
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They can sign him LA did so with Alex Roach (He looks like a massive steal for them) two seasons ago, but if they don't sign him he goes back into the draft. We did the same with Turner Elson its a bit risky as you are signing a player before he hits his peak junior figures, but could save us a middle round draft pick as well. The Flyers could have signed Tomas Hyka, but because they didn't he re-entered the draft.

Penner scored two goals against top NCAA/Major Junior Talentin as many games. Considering he is going to have an opportunity to play on Everetts first line he should produce against more watered down talent.

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#16 Scary Gary
July 30 2013, 09:43AM
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@seve927

By my count 45 contracts with Brodie and without Kipper or Jooris so still some room.

I'm sure we'll have less contracts by the trade deadline.

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#17 suba steve
July 30 2013, 09:45AM
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"If he makes the farm team as a regular, we'll be able to better determine just what kind of pro future the kid has ahead of him."

Prudent position on a young player of 23 years.

Unfortunate that Janko, at 18 years, cannot be afforded the same patience because of his draft position and because the impatient among us want to know NOW what he will become in 4-5 years time.

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#18 seve927
July 30 2013, 09:49AM
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McRib wrote:

Ben Hanowski, Roman Horak, Paul Byron, Chris Breen, Greg Nemisz, Ryan Howse, Lance Bouma, James Martin, Ben Street, Chad Billins, David Eddy, etc are all coming off contracts at the end of this season.

Linden Penner is worth signing at this point to secure his services down the road. Rather than using a draft pick as he will most likely go with a good season in Everett where he will be getting a lot of ice time.

Really not concerned about hitting the 50 Contract Limit when we will have at least 10+ opening up at the end of next season anyway.

I'm just talking about Gaudreau, Arnold, Agostino getting a look this year if possible. Yeah, next year not a problem.

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#19 everton fc
July 30 2013, 09:50AM
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cunning_linguist wrote:

And I believe this kid is a RHS center as well...so now our organization has 2

He is indeed, a right-handed centre.

Is Ferland signed?

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#20 McRib
July 30 2013, 09:52AM
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@seve927

Ahhhh, The problem with Linden Penner if we don't sign him before the draft we run the risk of loosing him to another team.

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#21 seve927
July 30 2013, 09:53AM
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Scary Gary wrote:

By my count 45 contracts with Brodie and without Kipper or Jooris so still some room.

I'm sure we'll have less contracts by the trade deadline.

We still have to ice a team. We can't just dump Cammalleri, Stajan, Stempniak and not re-sign anyone, or get contracts back. We have to reach the salary floor, and that's not trivial if we're dumping another 20 million and the floor will likely be going up considerably next year.

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#22 McRib
July 30 2013, 09:53AM
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@everton fc

Yup, until the end of the 2014-2015 Season.

http://stats.nhlnumbers.com/teams/CGY?year=2014

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#23 Ryan Pike
July 30 2013, 10:35AM
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At the very least, Mr. Jooris will be a human body for the Heat.

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#24 Lordmork
July 30 2013, 10:41AM
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Would it be possible to take a look at the Heat and their potential lineup for the coming season? I'm really hopeful the organization can improve the Heat for depth reasons.

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#26 SmellOfVictory
July 30 2013, 10:49AM
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Ryan Pike wrote:

At the very least, Mr. Jooris will be a human body for the Heat.

I really have trouble seeing him going beyond the AHL. I don't care how well he did at camp; he didn't put up much for numbers in college and he's turning 24 next month. Unless he's got a very unique translation to higher leagues (which admittedly does happen) or he's a very late bloomer, he's AHL for life. Not that it's a bad thing, just not really anything to get worked up about as a Flames fan.

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#27 coachedpotatoe
July 30 2013, 02:06PM
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Cap geek says 46 with Jorris, add TJB and we ARE 47, still room for the top college guys. Now lets thing do we really need to consider Grabbie and the other Leaf. If we can trade a guy like Butler and UFA at the end of the season to Leafs, maybe.

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#28 Baalzamon
July 30 2013, 02:37PM
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Cap geek says 46 with Jorris, add TJB and we ARE 47, still room for the top college guys. Now lets thing do we really need to consider Grabbie and the other Leaf. If we can trade a guy like Butler and UFA at the end of the season to Leafs, maybe.

That's including Monahan and Sieloff, who are on sliding contracts. If they go back to junior next season, their contracts slide and don't count against the limit.

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#29 Primo
July 30 2013, 02:39PM
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SmellOfVictory wrote:

I really have trouble seeing him going beyond the AHL. I don't care how well he did at camp; he didn't put up much for numbers in college and he's turning 24 next month. Unless he's got a very unique translation to higher leagues (which admittedly does happen) or he's a very late bloomer, he's AHL for life. Not that it's a bad thing, just not really anything to get worked up about as a Flames fan.

Nothing like being judgemental on the negative side. Easy to do.

Do you think the Flames scouts have intel on this guy that has more depth than your sparce judgement?

Glass is have full for now...thanks.

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#30 seve927
July 30 2013, 02:43PM
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Baalzamon wrote:

That's including Monahan and Sieloff, who are on sliding contracts. If they go back to junior next season, their contracts slide and don't count against the limit.

Ahh, never thought of that. Sieloff for sure then anyway, and Kipper - 45 seems ok, could well be 44. That sounds better.

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#31 SmellOfVictory
July 30 2013, 03:36PM
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Primo wrote:

Nothing like being judgemental on the negative side. Easy to do.

Do you think the Flames scouts have intel on this guy that has more depth than your sparce judgement?

Glass is have full for now...thanks.

Or being realistic? If you were to read most of my comments (I don't recommend it, but just saying), you wouldn't see pessimism. I'm just being realistic.

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#33 Justin Azevedo
July 30 2013, 06:19PM
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@Primo

even if the flames scouts have more info, doesn't change the fact that he's scored just okay in the ncaa.

fact: most hockey players don't play in the nhl.

he isn't being negative, he's being realistic and pragmatic

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#34 coachedpotatoe
July 30 2013, 08:50PM
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Yes you are correct but if they stay they will and Monahan has a chance to stay(although I would go 9 and back), but I still worry about acquiring others, lets see what we have and as they develop add the appropriate players.

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#35 shutout
July 31 2013, 10:48AM
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http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=57086

Was really hoping that they would also sign Trey Lewis to a contract. Really liked how he played in the two scrimages.

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