Jost one and done at North Dakota, inks with Avalanche

Tyson Jost (North Dakota-17) 16 October 8 Canisius and University of North Dakota meet in a non conference contest at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, ND (Bradley K. Olson)
Tyson Jost recorded 35 points with North Dakota in 2016-17, good for second among all NCHC freshmen (photo: Bradley K. Olson).

The Colorado Avalanche announced Wednesday night that the team has signed forward Tyson Jost to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Jost is scheduled to join the Avalanche for the remainder of the 2016-17 season.

Colorado’s first-round selection (10th overall) at the 2016 NHL Draft, Jost recently completed his freshman season at North Dakota, tallying 35 points (16 goals, 19 assists) in 33 games. Jost finished second on the team in points, goals (tied) and assists, and shared the club lead with five power-play goals. His 35 points currently rank second among all NCHC freshmen.

“We are excited to announce that Tyson has signed his entry-level contract and will be joining us for the rest of this season,” said Avalanche executive VP/GM Joe Sakic in a statement. “Tyson is an all-around player. He competes, plays the game hard and is reliable at both ends of the ice. He just finished a strong year at North Dakota and we’re looking forward to seeing him in an Avalanche sweater.”

Jost helped Team Canada to a silver medal at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship in Montreal and Toronto this past January where he tallied four points (goal, three assists) in seven games during the tournament.