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Tyson Jost signs with, will join Avalanche

Forward was No. 10 pick in 2016 Draft, could debut Friday @NHLdotcom

Forward Tyson Jost signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday and is expected to join them for the remainder of the season.

Jost, 19, was the No. 10 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft. He completed his freshman season at the University of North Dakota with 35 points (16 goals, 19 assists) in 33 games.

"[Tyson] competes, plays the game hard and is reliable at both ends of the ice," Colorado general manager Joe Sakic said in a statement. "He just finished a strong year at North Dakota and we're looking forward to seeing him in an Avalanche sweater."

Video: Avalanche draft F Tyson Jost No. 10

Colorado played the Washington Capitals on Wednesday and next plays Friday against the St. Louis Blues (9 p.m. ET; ALT, FS-MW, NHL.TV). The Avalanche, who have been eliminated from Stanley Cup Playoff contention, has five games remaining after that.

Playing at the 2016 IIHF Under-18 World Championship, Jost had 15 points in seven games to break the Canada record set by Connor McDavid (14) in 2013.


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