(Video) First NHL Goal: Flames’ Jooris connects in first NHL game

By Ken McKenna
Josh Jooris - Calgary Flames

Photo: Calgary Flames rookie forward Josh Jooris spent three seasons playing for Union College before turning pro in 2013-14 (courtesy of Terrence Lee/Icon Sportswire)

 

Not only did Josh Jooris appear in his first NHL game on Friday night, but he also netted his first NHL goal in the Calgary Flames 3-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Jooris’s goal made the score 3-2 midway through the third period, but the Flames weren’t able to knot the game after that. Flames defenseman Mark Giordano sent Jooris off on a partial breakaway, with Jooris beating Blue Jackets’ goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky for his milestone marker.

The former Union College star played for the AHL‘s Abbotsford Heat in 2013-14, scoring 11 goals and 16 assists in 73 games. Jooris is ranked 18th amongst the Flames top 20 prospects by Hockey’s Future.

Follow Hockey’s Future on Twitter via @HockeysFuture