Josh Norris Makes NHL Debut
Former OJG standout Josh Norris made his NHL Debut last Saturday night as the 20 year old was called up against the Montreal Canadiens. Originally a San Jose 1st Round Draft Pick, Norris has tore up the American Hockey League this year, scoring 30 goals along with 28 assists in 52 games. He was a selection for the AHL All Star Game, however didn’t compete in the game due to illness. He will be in the running for rookie of the year in the AHL, as he has completely shined as a first year pro.
An OJG alum, Norris played for the Grizzlies his entire youth career before joining the US NTDP, followed by the University of Michigan.
President and owner of the Grizzlies Terry Bishop had this to say...
I woke up Friday morning to a fantastic text...... "Papa Bear I got called up a couple hours ago!! Thought of you and just wanted to say thank you for everything" Josh. First, I couldn't be more proud of him for this accomplishment. However it speaks volumes for his character and upbringing. We immediately purchased tickets and joined his parents, Dwayne and Traci, on a plane to Ottawa. I can't tell you what a thrill it was to see him come out for his rookie warm-up. During the game I was getting texts with pics of younger Grizzly teams huddled around TVs watching Josh's debut. They couldn't have picked a better role model. He's an excellent hockey player and an even better young man!