NHL PLAYER, Josh Norris
Born May 05, 1999 -- Oxford, Michigan
Selected by San Jose Sharks round 1 #19 overall 2017 NHL Entry Draft
Joshua Norris (born May 5, 1999) is an American professional ice hockey forward, who is currently playing with the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted in the first round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft by the San Jose Sharks and in 2018.
On May 27, 2019, the Senators signed Norris to a three-year, entry-level contract. Norris was assigned to Ottawa's AHL affiliate Belleville Senators. His 58 points in 51 games earned him a promotion to Ottawa and he played his NHL debut on February 22, 2020, against the Montreal Canadiens. Norris remained with Ottawa after the 2020–21 training camp. He scored his first NHL point in the home opener on January 15, 2021.
Norris Agrees to 8-Year Extensions with Senators July 14, 2022 - NHL
Josh Norris and the Ottawa Senators came to terms on an eight-year, $63.6 million contract extension on Thursday. Originally drafted 19th overall by the Sharks in the 2017 NHL Draft, Norris was traded to the Senators the following season in exchange for Erik Karlsson.
Last season, the 23-year-old forward appeared in 66 of the Senators 82 regular season games. Norris led the team in goals (35) and finished third on the team in points (55), marking the second consecutive season in which he finished top three in Senators’ scoring.
Norris will enter the 2022-23 season having skated in 125 contests for the Senators and for his NHL career over which he has recorded 90 points (52 goals, 38 assists) and 29 penalty minutes. The 2019-20 AHL Rookie of the Year, Norris is only one point shy from moving into a share of 50th place among all-time Senators in scoring.Source: NHL
Norris Scores Hat-Trick Versus Hometown Team April 04, 2022 - NHL
Josh Norris tallied his first NHL hat-trick on Sunday night, leading the Ottawa Senators to a 5-2 victory over his hometown team, the Detroit Red Wings.
"It's pretty cool," Norris (a native of Oxford, Michigan) said of scoring a hat-trick against the Detroit Red Wings. "That's the team I grew up watching and went to my fair share of games at the old rink at Joe Louis. It was a team I idolized with guys like Datsyuk, Zetterberg and Lidstrom.”
"It's definitely a little bit extra special."
His hat-trick goal also carried some extra meaning; it marked Norris’ 30th goal of the season, making him the first Senator since 2011-12 to achieve that feat. He is also the 10th different player in franchise history to score 30 goals in a season.
Norris will look to continue his torrid pace on Tuesday night on against the Montreal Canadiens.Source: NHL