Norris shines at Combine

Aaron Vickers2017 Draft Center, NCAA

Photo by Rena Laverty

Josh Norris wasn’t shy to show well at the NHL Draft Combine.

Norris, a center with the National Team Development Program, finished first in five tests Saturday highlighting the fitness portion testing of the Combine.

He topped peak power output on the Wingate bike test, used to measure a skater’s power, with a score of 19.5 watts per kilogram. Jesper Boqvist of Brynas finished second at 17.6. Norris also finished second in mean power output with 12.7 watts per kilogram, trailing Morgan Frost of the Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds at 12.8.

Norris, who had 27 goals and 34 assists in 61 games this year, also finished first in the vertical jump (26.19 inches) and standing long jump (118.0 inches), and had the best times in the pro agility left (4.19 seconds) and right (4.19 seconds). Kailer Yamamoto of the Spokane Chiefs finished second in the left (4.38) and right (4.20).

Norris finished 67th in Future Considerations’ Final ranking for the 2017 NHL Draft.

Full combine results are available HERE.