2017 NHL Entry Draft

Josh Norris

JOSH NORRISUSA

SAN JOSE • ROUND: 1 OVERALL: 19

 

Previous Team: U.S. NTDP Under-18 Team (USHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 34

Vital Statistics

Position: C • Height: 6-1¼ • Weight: 192 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: May 5, 1999 • Hometown: Oxford, Michigan

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Oakland (Mich. Bantam AAA); U.S. NTDP Under-17 (USHL)
USHL Debut: Sept. 26, 2015 (U.S. Under-18 at Chicago)
First USHL Goal: Dec. 5, 2015 (U.S. Under-18 at Muskegon)
NCAA Commitment: University of Michigan

IN THE NEWS:
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Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "He's not super dynamic, but even when the team was struggling, he was always consistent. He's a hard-working, smooth-skating center with hockey sense. He plays in all situations." (Anonymous Scout, Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "Good size center continues to impress with his high-end skill and hockey IQ. Moves the puck and uses wingers and body well in a little nastiness. Definite pro potential." (Bryan Smolinski, ISS Scout)

• "For me, it’s all about his inconsistency. He’s had a very inconsistent year. He’s literally a different player, depending on what night you go see him. He’s a center with size and really good skating. He has NHL feet. On his good days he’s really competitive, he’s got some bite." (Anonymous Scout, Recrutes.ca)

• "I heard that he had to deal with a lot of injuries this season --  it might be why he struggled at times. He’s a good athlete with NHL bloodlines. He might be a third-line centre in the NHL." (Anonymous NHL Scout, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Doesn't have th slick moves and puck-handling wiggle to beat defenders off the rush, but is a solid pro-style centre who provides strength down the middle. Works well below the circles. Goes hard to the net both with and without the puck. His offensive instincts and hands around net are underrated." (Red Line Report)