Colorado Avalanche Select Tyson Jost #10 Overall

Colorado Avalanche select Tyson Jost 10th overall

About Tyson Jost

Tyson Jost was born in St.Albert, AB, played his last two years of junior hockey for the Penticton Vees of the British Canadian Hockey League. He has all of the tools you want, Jost was named the BCHL Most Valuable Player last season after racking up 104 points in 48 games as their captain. He will now move on to play at the University of North Dakota, where Jonathan Toews played, who he is being compared to, with caution of course.

He’s a skilled forward that can play either center or left-wing and has captained Canada as well. Jost gets loads of praise for his professionalism and leadership qualities. Colorado’s forward depth just got even scarier than it was before.

Colorado Avalanche Re-Stocking the Cupboard

Jost will fit in wonderfully, adding instant top-end talent back into the prospect pool of the Avalanche.

In the previous year’s draft, Colorado also had the 10th overall selection, choosing the big Finnish forward Mikko Rantanen. The Avalanche have thinned out a bit when it comes to their prospect pool, since most of them were good enough to make the team right away. Jost won’t be making the team right away, though he instantly upgrades Colorado’s prospect depth significantly.

Since Joe Sakic and Patrick Roy have come in, their cupboard is filling back up with some promising players in all positions. On defense, they traded for top prospect Nikita Zadorov, who along with fellow top prospect Chris Bigras, is looking likely to make the team next season. They’ve done much better recently with their defensive drafting, with names like Duncan Siemens, Nicholas Meloche, Anton Lindholm, Sergei Boikov, Will Butcher, and Mason Geersten amongst others.

On offense it was getting a bit thin. That was to be expected however, with most of their top young forwards already on the squad. With the addition of Jost, he now joins several promising forwards in the pipeline such as newly acquired Rocco Grimaldi, J.T. Compher, A.J. Greer, Julien Nantel, Jean-Christophe Beaudin, Rantanen, etc.

 A smart, strong player with excellent vision and a great shot, Jost was called “the real deal” by one NHL scout I spoke to and he’ll definitely be a first-rounder this summer when the draft hits Buffalo. Committed to North Dakota, Jost will be fun to watch with the Fighting Hawks next season.
–Ryan Kennedy, The Hockey News

Here is THW’s Next One’s Profile on Tyson Jost.

Colorado did very well considering who was left and it seems as though they got their guy. Their next pick of the 2016 NHL Draft will be at number 40 overall in the 2nd round.

Here’s a pretty funny tweet exchange between Nathan MacKinnon and Tyson Barrie while welcoming Jost to the Avalanche family.


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