Avalanche pluck Tyson Jost with 10th overall pick
The Colorado Avalanche selected Penticton Vees forward Tyson Jost with the 10th overall pick at the 2016 NHL Draft.
Weight: 192 pounds
Club: Penticton (BCHL)
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Jost enters the draft as the 16th-ranked North American skater by NHL Central Scouting, having fallen one spot since the midterm rankings.
The 18-year-old is coming off his third season with Penticton of the British Columbia Hockey League. He led the BCHL this season with 2.17 points per game.
Jost made news in April by breaking Connor McDavid's record of 14 points at a single World U18 World Championship tournament, posting 15 points for Canada.
Elite Prospects describes Jost as "a crafty goal-scorer that carries out plays as quickly as he envisions them." While his skill set is impressive, Jost has yet to play in a major junior league and he's committed to the University of North Dakota next season, so it could be a few years before Jost takes the ice in the NHL.
Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic surprised by taking the fellow British Columbia native. However, in Jost, the club injects more skill that should complement the likes of Nathan MacKinnon and Matt Duchene.