Tyson Jost signs with Colorado Avalanche

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has signed forward Tyson Jost to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Colorado chose Jost in the first round of the 2016 draft, 10th overall.

Prior to enrolling at North Dakota, Jost was named the 2015-16 British Columbia Hockey League Most Valuable Player (Vern Dye Memorial Trophy) after tallying 104 points (42 goals, 62 assists) in 48 games for the Penticton Vees. "From the first day I met Tyson his dream was to do everything possible to someday have an opportunity to play in the National Hockey League; it is now a reality and I couldn't be happier for him and his family". He collected one goal and three assists in seven games. "He competes, plays the game hard and is reliable at both ends of the ice", Avalanche GM Joe Sakic said in a team release.

He led the Rockets to a 2014 national midget AAA bronze medal at the Telus Cup in Moose Jaw after finishing first in BCMMHL scoring with 44 goals and 44 assists in just 36 games. North Dakota was 18-12-3 with Jost in the line-up and just 3-4-0 when he was not, and 15-5-1 when he scored a point, 6-11-2 when he did not. In 97 career regular season games over two seasons in the BCHL, Jost compiled 65 goals and 149 points.

Jost played a top line center role for the Fighting Hawks, and played an extremely important role on their team. Jost was selected as the tournament's best forward and was named to the All-Star Team.

  • Julie Sanders