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Avalanche Re-Signs Tyson Jost

Forward inks two-year contract

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has signed forward Tyson Jost to a two-year contract through the 2022-23 season.

Jost, 23, skated in 54 of Colorado's 56 games during the shortened 2020-21 campaign, recording 17 points (7g/10a) with a career-best +14 plus/minus rating. He ranked fifth on the team in hits (45) and was second in total short-handed minutes (108:57). Jost posted a career-high, five-game assist/point streak from April 9-22 and scored a season-high two goals, including the game-winner, in the season finale on May 13 vs. Los Angeles to help the Avalanche win the Presidents' Trophy and Honda West Division title.

The St. Albert, Alberta, native has produced 89 points (39g/50a) in 262 career NHL games and has 10 points (6g/4a) in 40 career Stanley Cup Playoff appearances. He skated in all 10 of Colorado's postseason games during the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs, recording four points (2g/2a).

"Tyson took a big step last year and was a key contributor to our team. He has worked hard to improve his game and earn a spot in our lineup," said Avalanche Executive Vice President / General Manager Joe Sakic. "Tyson is a guy with a lot of character who competes at a high level day in and day out. We are excited to have him under contract for another two seasons."

Prior to turning pro, Jost played one season for the University of North Dakota, tallying 35 points (16g/19a) in 33 games in 2016-17. He finished second on the team and third among all National Collegiate Hockey Conference freshmen in points, earning a spot on the NCHC All-Rookie Team.

Before enrolling at North Dakota, Jost was named the winner of the 2015-16 Vern Dye Memorial Trophy as the British Columbia Hockey League's Most Valuable Player after tallying 104 points (42 goals, 62 assists) in 48 games for the Penticton Vees. His 62 assists led the BCHL, while his 104 points ranked third. Jost's 2.17 points-per-game average was the highest in the league.

Internationally, Jost represented his country at the IIHF World Championship in 2018 and 2019 and helped Canada capture the silver medal at the 2019 tournament in Slovakia. The 5-foot-11, 187-pound center helped Canada to a silver medal at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship in Montreal/Toronto and captained Team Canada at the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship in Grand Forks, North Dakota, where he led the entire tournament in scoring with 15 points (6g/9a) in seven games. His 15 points established a Canadian record at that event, surpassing the previous mark set by Connor McDavid (14) in 2013. Jost was selected as the tournament's "Best Forward" and was named to the All-Star Team.

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