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Flames sign Jooris to entry-level contract

Tuesday, 07.30.2013 / 4:55 PM NHL.com

The Calgary Flames announced Tuesday they have signed center Josh Jooris to a two-year, two-way entry-level contract.

Jooris will earn $832,500 at the NHL level or $70,000 at the American Hockey League level. There is a $92,500 signing bonus each year for an average annual value of $925,000.

"Josh is a right shot center with size and skill," Flames general manager Jay Feaster said. "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 organization. He will play for us in Penticton and then will be given an opportunity to compete for a spot at main camp."

Jooris played the past three seasons with Union College of the Eastern College Athletic Conference, placing third on the club last season with 12 goals and fourth with 28 points.

Prior to his NCAA career, Jooris was the Ontario Junior Hockey League scoring champion with 116 points in 50 games during the 2009-10 campaign for the Burlington Cougars.

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