RALEIGH, NC - Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with forward Josh Jooris on a one-year contract. The deal will pay Jooris $775,000 during the 2017-18 season.
"Josh is a versatile player who can play in the middle or on the wing," said Francis. "He's hard-working and competitive, and gives us more flexibility with our group of forwards."
Jooris, 26, split the 2016-17 season between the New York Rangers and the Arizona Coyotes, totaling 12 points (4g, 8a) and 16 penalty minutes in 54 games. The Burlington, Ont., native has appeared in 173 career NHL games with the Calgary Flames, Rangers and Coyotes, registering 49 points (20g, 29a) and 71 penalty minutes. He played nine Stanley Cup playoff games with the Flames during the 2014-15 postseason.
Prior to turning professional, Jooris (6'1", 187 lbs.) played three seasons and Union College, scoring 29 goals and adding 59 assists (88 points) in 117 career collegiate games. He signed with the Flames as an undrafted free agent July 30, 2013.