Calgary Flames have completed the acquisition of Josh Jooris on a two-year, two-way entry-level contract.
The Canadian side announced the news of the signing on Tuesday, and Jooris will earn $832,500 at the NHL level or $70,000 at the American Hockey League level. A $92,500 signing bonus each year is another element of the contract.
Jooris has spent the previous three seasons with Union College of the Eastern College Athletic Conference. He placed third on the club with 12 goals last term, and fourth with 28 points.
Union College finished the season in third position, and the 23-year-old center proved to be an influential player throughout their campaign.
Jooris also became the Ontario Junior Hockey League scoring champion, scoring 116 points in 50 games in the 2009-10 campaign whilst playing for the Burlington Cougars.
Calgary Flames general manager Jay Feaster has admitted he was impressed with Jooris's ability, and believes his determination shown on the development camp will hold him in good stead for an opportunity in the starting line-up.
"Josh is a right shot center with size and skill," Flames general manager Jay Feaster told NHL.com.
"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 organisation. He will play for us in Penticton and then will be given an opportunity to compete for a spot at main camp."
Write for GiveMeSport! Sign-up to the GMS Writing Academy here: https://gms.to/12evFlH
DISCLAIMER: This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: https://www.givemesport.com/writeforgms