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Jost Named To World Junior Selection Camp

by Ryan Boulding @rboulding /

Colorado Avalanche prospect Tyson Jost was named to Hockey Canada's roster for the 2016 National Junior Team Selection Camp, the organization announced on Tuesday.

Jost is one of 32 players that will be evaluated during the four-day event, which runs Dec. 10-14 in Blainville, Quebec.

The Avalanche's first-round selection (No. 10 overall) at the 2016 NHL Draft, Jost has had a stellar start to his freshman campaign with the University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks. Playing at a point-per-game pace, the 18-year-old forward has 15 points (five goals, 10 assists) in as many contests, ranking him fifth (tied) in scoring in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference.

Jost ranks first on the Fighting Hawks in assists (10-tied) and third in goals (five) and points (15). The longest the first-year player has been held off the scoresheet this season has been just two games, which has happened only twice.

Prior to being drafted and heading to college, Jost played for the Penticton Vees in the British Columbia Hockey League. He finished the 2015-16 campaign with 104 points (42 goals, 62 assists) in just 48 contests and was named the CJHL National Player of the Year.

The native of St. Albert, Alberta, most recently represented Canada at the 2016 IIHF Under-18 World Championship, where he lead all players in points (15) and ranked second in goals (six-tied) after seven games while serving as team captain. Canada finished fourth in the tournament.

Jost also spent time during the most recent offseason at Hockey Canada's Summer Development Camp.

Eight of Hockey Canada's Selection Camp invitees were taken in the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft.

The 2017 World Junior Championship begins on Dec. 19 and will take place in Toronto, Ontario, and Montreal, Quebec.

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