Hockey Canada's National Junior Team Summer Development Camp serves as the next opportunity for Colorado Avalanche prospect Tyson Jost to lace up his skates.
Jost, who was picked 10th overall by the Avs at the 2016 NHL Draft, is one of 23 forwards on the 41-man squad at the camp, joining a number of other top prospects from the 2015 and 2016 drafts that are looking to make an early impression in their bid to be on Canada's roster for the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship in Montreal and Toronto.
The camp opened on Sunday with practices in Toronto before the team hosted its annual Red-White scrimmage on Monday. Jost had an assist on Pierre-Luc Dubois' third-period, power-play goal for Team Red, which won 7-4.
Canada's summer camp then transitioned to Plymouth, Michigan, for a Wednesday practice in preparation for a three-game series against Finland, Sweden and the United States later this week.
This is not the first time that Jost will don the maple leaf, as he took the ice for his country at the 2016 IIHF Under-18 World Championship in April, captaining the squad. In seven contests, the forward led the Canadians in points with 15 (six goals, nine assists), but the team ultimately fell to the U.S. in the bronze medal game.
Canada is scheduled to play Finland on Wednesday and Sweden on Friday, both at 11 a.m. MT, before closing the exhibitions with a matchup against Team USA on Saturday at 5 p.m. MT.