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2015-16 Report Card: Josh Jooris

Jooris struggled in 2015-16 only posting only 13 points.

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Josh Jooris

Grade: C

Scoring At Average Minutes Noise
G A1 P1 G A1 P1 +/- A2 Hits BS
4 3 7 5.75 1.44 7.19 -1 6 62 33
5V5
G60 A160 P160 xGF60 Rel xGA60 Rel Mod xG% CF60 Rel CA60 Rel Mod CF% Mod GF%
0.4 0.1 0.5 -0.06 -0.39 51.8 -1.58 -0.86 48.634 45.71
5V4 4V5 Penalty
G60 A160 P160 xGF60 Rel GF60 Rel CF60 Rel iCF60 xGA60 Rel GA60 Rel +/-
0 0 0 -3.68 0.22 -43.15 3.91 1.29 1.62 -11

FlamesMM - C-

Josh Jooris has never been known as a prolific goal scorer in his career. His 12 goals in 2014-15 tied the most goals he'd had in a season dating back to college hockey. Despite not being known as a goal scorer, him putting up only 4 goals was slightly disappointing. Some of the drop can be justified by his shooting percentage dropping from 13.5% to 5% but there's still some questions lingering about Jooris, He's a pending RFA and with other big names on the table ahead of him, he might find himself squeezed out of Calgary with the emergence of younger players. However, as a rare right handed forward in the Flames organization, Jooris may be kept around for necessity sake as a fourth line player. Either way this past season was disappointing for the feel-good story of 2014-15 and he'll need to at least find some middle ground between the last two seasons if he wishes to have a good 2016-17 in Calgary and create a long term future with the Flames. C-

BizzleJ - C

MattyFranchise - C

During the season Josh Jooris was one of the Flames heavy lifters with a 5v5 zone start percentage of 43.2. This is incredibly low when compared to the likes of the top line players like Gaudreau or Monahan who were put in a position to score right from the get-go. Jooris was a guy that was expected to get the puck in the D-zone, bring it to enemy territory and leave it there for the top line players to score with. He played the majority of his season in a defensive role with Matt Stajan as his center and as a result didn't quite manage to score a whole lot (GF% 46 GF%Rel -0.52) and while he did let the puck in the net more often than he contributed to putting it there his corsi (47.6%) stacks up in an okay way relative to his team mates (-1.65% CFRel).

What really sticks out to me is his PK ability.  Relative to his team mates his CF%Rel on the PK is 2.0 meaning that when he's on the kill he drives the puck toward the opposition net at a much higher rate than his team mates. Also on the PK he wasn't getting scored on a whole lot either. With a GF%Rel of 0.3 I wouldn't say that he was part of the solution with the abysmal penalty kill last season I would say that he wasn't the problem either. By age, he's not a rookie but really, this was only his second NHL season and he was a given a difficult job to do. He didn't fail but he didn't exactly pass either. I give him a C.

MarkParkinson14 - C

HockeyGoalieEh - D+

Jooris took a step back this season.  While the zone adjusted possession numbers were decent with a 51.8 percent modified xD, he scored just seven primary points in over 700 minutes of ice time.  With his power play, penalty killing, and five on five time normalized, that amounts to a little over 11 points for a full season.  Simply put, that's not useful for a forward.

He barely played on the power play and the penalty kill was not good.  With Jooris on the ice, the opponents averaged .234 more shot attempts per power play, .27 more unblocked shot attempts per power play, and .26 more shots on goal per power play.  This lead to a about .055 more goals against per power play.  That's slightly unlucky compared to his .043 expected goals against, but the fact still stands that he wasn't nearly as effective.

Jooris played like a mediocre third liner this year that can push possession and is responsible defensively, but isn't going to net many points.  His penalty killing was a detractor and should be monitored going forward.  Even if he isn't going to be on the penalty kill, he's likely a low cost re-sign and it would probably behoove the Flames to keep him around.Jooris struggled in 2015-16 only posting only 13 points.

Samwell9 - C