The Colorado Avalanche announced on Wednesday evening that North Dakota freshman Tyson Jost has signed with the Avalanche and will join the team for the remainder of the season. Jost was selected by the Avalanche in the first round, 10th overall, in last summer’s NHL Draft.
Jost scored 16-19-35 in 33 games this season for North Dakota and was a member of Team Canada’s silver medal-winning World Juniors team.
Jost played a top line center role for the Fighting Hawks, and played an extremely important role on their team. 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.
He’s an extremely versatile forward, capable of playing any forward role. He’s at his best working in tight areas down low where he can use his agility to change directions and quick hands to make plays, like he did in this beauty of a goal:
We ranked Jost as the second-best NHL prospect in the NCAA this season, and he should be a fine addition to an Avalanche team in desperate need of rebuilding.