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.