Scratch another item off Brad Treliving’s off-season to-do list.
The sophomore Calgary Flames general manager has reportedly inked forward Josh Jooris to a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration with the restricted free agent.
#Flames and Josh Jooris settle for 1 yr deal at $975,000.
— Tim Wharnsby (@TimWharnsby) July 24, 2015
Josh Jooris settled with CAL at $975,000
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 24, 2015
The 25-year-old Jooris made waves at last fall’s training camp. Originally thought of as an AHL filler body after a solid-but-unimpressive first pro campaign with Abbotsford, he blew the doors off everyone at camp by hustling, hitting and really making himself stand out throughout the pre-season.
Jooris was the first call-up from Adirondack when injuries hit and stayed up for the rest of the year, suiting up for 60 games as a rookie and amassing 12 goals and 12 assists playing a mixture of center and right wing. He was the team’s most reliable right-handed face-off man across the whole season and a fixture on the club’s bottom six.
Jooris’ deal leaves the Flames with just two gentlemen left to sign deals – restricted free agents Paul Byron and Micheal Ferland. They now have 45 players under contract for 2015-16.