Tyson Jost
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Born March 14 1998 (1998-03-14) (age 21),
St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Centre / Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team Colorado Avalanche
Ntl. team Flag of Canada.svg Canada
NHL Draft 10th overall, 2016
Colorado Avalanche
Playing career 2017–present

Tyson Jost (born March 14, 1998) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, currently playing for the Colorado Avalanche in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected 10th overall by the Avalanche in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.[1]

Playing careerEdit

Jost was drafted by the Everett Silvertips in the 1st round (7th overall) of the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft, but decided to reject a major junior career by playing with the Okanagan Rockets of the British Columbia Major Midget League to retain his NCAA eligibility. In the 2013–14 season with the Rockets, Jost played as an alternate captain in 36 games contributing with 44 goals and 88 points to help the Rockets claim the BCMML Championship. Jost also made his debut in the British Columbia Hockey League after agreeing to play with the Penticton Vees.

In his first full BCHL season in 2014–15, Jost's playmaking and scoring ability were apparent in helping the Vees capture the Fred Page Cup. He compiled 45 points in 46 games to earn a selection to the BCHL All-Rookie Team. Prior to his second full season with the Vees, Jost was bestowed as team captain by the Vees and committed to play collegiate hockey for North Dakota Fighting Hawks for the 2016–17 season.[2][3]

In the 2015–16 season, Jost justified his status as a potential first-round pick with the Penticton Vees with a dominant 104 points in only 48 regular season games.[4] He led the league with 62 assists and finished third in overall scoring with the highest point-per-game rate to be selected as the BCHL Most Valuable Player and earn the Canadian Junior Hockey League National Player of the Year honours.[5]

With his selection 10th overall in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft with the Colorado Avalanche, Jost reflected the strength of the BCHL, alongside teammate Dante Fabbro and Dennis Cholowski in helping the league set a new record with 3 players taken in the first round of a draft.[6] Jost began his collegiate career in the 2016–17 season, quickly adapting to the Fighting Hawks in assuming first-line responsibilities. He finished his true freshman season placing second amongst North Dakota in scoring with 16 goals and 35 points in 33 games, earning a selection to the NCHC All-Rookie Team.[7] On March 29, 2017, Jost opted to end his collegiate career, in agreeing to a three-year, entry-level contract with the Colorado Avalanche.[8]

Jost joined the Avalanche immediately to help close out the franchise's worst season in Denver, making his NHL debut in a 2–1 shootout victory over the St. Louis Blues on March 31, 2017.[9] He scored his first NHL goal with the Avalanche in a 4–3 defeat to the Minnesota Wild on April 6, the teams final home game of the season.[10]

International playEdit

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Canada Canada
World Championships
Silver 2019 Slovakia
World Junior Championships
Silver 2017 Canada
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament
Gold 2015 Slovakia

Jost was selected to his first international event in 2014 to participate with Canada White in the World U-17 Hockey Challenge in November. Prior to his second season with the Penticton Vees, Jost helped Canada's Under-18 team capture the gold medal at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. He also won gold with Canada at the 2015 World Junior A Challenge.[1]

Jost captained Canada at the 2016 IIHF World U18 Championships in Grand Forks, North Dakota, where he led the tournament in scoring with 15 points in seven games. His points total established a Canadian record at that event, surpassing the previous mark set by Connor McDavid (14) in 2013. Despite placing out of the medals, Jost was selected as the tournament’s “Best Forward” and was named to the All-Star Team.[11]

On April 30, 2018, Jost was a late addition to Team Canada's senior roster to compete at the 2018 IIHF World Championship.[12] After sitting out as a healthy scratch for the opening round-robin game, Jost drew into the lineup and played his first game at the senior level, scoring two goals and an assist in a 10-0 blowout victory over South Korea on May 6, 2018.[13]

On May 10, 2019, Jost was again a late inclusion to Team Canada at the 2019 IIHF World Championship, joining the squad following the Avalanche's second round defeat in the post-season.[14] He played his first game in Slovakia, registering two assists in a 8-0 victory over Great Britain on May 12. Jost helped Canada progress through to the playoff rounds before losing the final to Finland to finish with the Silver Medal on May 26, 2019.[15]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2013–14 Okanagan Rockets BCMML 36 44 44 88 65 7 9 9 18 14
2013–14 Penticton Vees BCHL 3 0 0 0 0
2014–15 Penticton Vees BCHL 46 23 22 45 16 21 10 4 14 6
2015–16 Penticton Vees BCHL 48 42 62 104 43 11 6 8 14 4
2016–17 U. of North Dakota NCHC 33 16 19 35 44
2016–17 Colorado Avalanche NHL 6 1 0 1 0
2017–18 Colorado Avalanche NHL 65 12 10 22 26 6 0 1 1 0
2017–18 San Antonio Rampage AHL 5 1 1 2 0
2018–19 Colorado Avalanche NHL 70 11 15 26 14 12 3 1 4 0
2018–19 Colorado Eagles AHL 8 4 1 5 2
NHL totals 14124254940 183250


Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2014 Canada White U17 5th 5 1 2 3 0
2015 Canada IH18 Gold medal icon 4 3 0 3 0
2016 Canada WJC18 4th 7 6 9 15 2
2017 Canada WJC Silver medal icon 7 1 3 4 6
2018 Canada WC 4th 9 4 2 6 4
2019 Canada WC Silver medal icon 8 0 2 2 0
Junior totals 23 11 14 25 8
Senior totals 17 4 4 8 4

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
All-Star Team 2014
Western Canada Cup All-Star Team 2014
All-Rookie Team 2015
First All-Star Team 2016
Vern Dye Memorial Trophy (MVP) 2016 [5]
CJHL Top forward 2016
CJHL MVP 2016 [16]
NCHC All-Rookie Team 2017 [7]
NCHC All-Tournament Team 2017 [17]
WJC-U18 All-Star Team 2016
WJC-U18 Best Forward 2016 [11]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Avalanche select Tyson Jost in first round". Colorado Avalanche (2016-06-24). Retrieved on 2016-06-24.
  2. "North Dakota commit Tyson Jost is refining his game". Colorado Avalanche (2016-06-08). Retrieved on 2016-06-08.
  3. "Highly touted recruit Jost says UND right for him". Grand Forks Herald (2015-08-18). Retrieved on 2015-08-18.
  4. "BCHL prospects hoping to make history". National Hockey League (2016-06-01). Retrieved on 2016-06-01.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Prospect interest: The 411 on Tyson Jost". (2016-06-20). Retrieved on 2016-06-20.
  6. "Fabbro, Jost first-round draft picks". Penticton Vees (2016-06-25). Retrieved on 2016-06-25.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Jost named to NCHC All-Rookie Team". Penticton Vees (2017-03-09). Retrieved on 2017-03-09.
  8. "Avalanche signs Tyson Jost to entry-level deal". Colorado Avalanche (2017-03-28). Retrieved on 2017-03-28.
  9. "Jost family elated as young Tyson makes debut for Avalanche", 2017-04-01. Retrieved on 2017-04-01. 
  10. "Tyson Jost scores his first NHL goal". Colorado Avalanche (2017-04-06). Retrieved on 2017-04-06.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Canadians Jost and Fabbro cemented draft spots at U18's". (2016-04-16). Retrieved on 2016-04-16.
  12. Canada adds to 2018 World Championship roster (April 30, 2018). Retrieved on May 1, 2018.
  13. "Canada cruises at Korea's expense". International Ice Hockey Federation (2018-05-06). Retrieved on 2018-05-06.
  14. "Jost and Dubois join Team Canada". The Sports Network (May 10, 2019). Retrieved on May 10, 2019.
  15. "Finland defeats Canada for Gold Medal at World Championship". The Sports Network (May 26, 2019). Retrieved on May 26, 2019.
  16. "CJHL 2016 National Award winners". (2016-05-12). Retrieved on 2016-05-12.
  17. "Bulldogs capture 2017 Frozen Faceoff for first NCHC title". NCHC (2017-03-18). Retrieved on 2017-03-18.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Mikko Rantanen
Colorado Avalanche first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Cale Makar
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