Tyson Jost

by Hayden Soboleski on October 13, 2017

Tyson Jost

Tyson Jost, C

Shoots: L

Height: 6-00

Weight: 194

Born: 1998-03-14

Hometown:  St. Albert, AB, CAN

Drafted: 10th Overall 2016 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

October 2017 - Jost breezed through training camp and pre-season and was in the opening night lineup for Colorado. He has already been promoted from 4th-line center to the 3rd-line, but has suffered a lower-body injury (presumed knee) after an awkward hit into the boards. He briefly returned to the game so hopefully this injury is not too serious. He needs consistent decent ice time to develop some offensive chemistry, which hasn't been evident yet. Hayden Soboleski

 

March 2017 - Colorado has signed Jost to an ELC with the intent to play him in the NHL for the remainder of the season. Jost had a fantastic rookie season in the NCAA, scoring 35 points in 33 games. Expect him to get at least look in the top-six, centering either Duchene or Rantanen (where he projects to be by the end of next season). He will have immediate fantasy value in points and potentially a few peripherals depending on how his game translates. Hayden Soboleski

 

December 2016 - After unsurprisingly making Team Canada for the IIHF World Junior Championships, Jost has lived up to every expectation in pre-tournament play so far. The line of Jost, Gauthier, and Roy have developed excellent chemistry so far, highlighted by Jost scoring 11 seconds into their match against Finland. His ability to play hard below the opponent's goal line while still displaying skill when above it is making him a fun player to watch. Hayden Soboleski

 

November 2016 - Any worries that Jot may not make a smooth jump to the much more physical NCAA have been squashed pretty quickly. He has 10 points in eight games so far, including a season-high three-point-night to push himself over the point-per-game threshold. He is doing this without contributing on the powerply, so there is still more offence to be found. He also leads the team with a 62% faceoff win percentage, which is an excellent skill for young centermen to have. The Avs wont rush this core prospect, but he is sure making that difficult. Hayden Soboleski

 

June 2016 - Jost has been selected 10th overall by Colorado in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. The jump to the NHL wont come right away, but when it does happen the Avs have a potential future captain in Jost, whose top NHL comparison in most draft reports is Johnathan Toews. Hayden Soboleski

 

March 2016 – In his second full season in the BCHL playing for the Penticton Vees, Jost is a player who checks all of the boxes desired in a prospect. With elite hockey sense, top-end skating, and a competitiveness that is off of the charts, Jost can be counted on to play heavy minutes in every situation with effectiveness. Able to protect the puck from checkers, he is capable of controlling the play by utilizing exceptional anticipation and finding seams to generate offense. Combining a wicked wrist shot that he is liable to release from anywhere and at any time, with the ability to thread a cross-ice pass, Tyson is a dangerous offensive player whenever he steps on the ice. Jost is also a strong 200 foot player that is often first on the back check and produces a lot of dangerous scoring chances by supporting his team mates all over the ice. Though not blessed with great height, he does use his size effectively to drive to the front of the net and is fearless in traffic. Committed to the University of North Dakota for the 2016-17 season, Jost will play at least next season in the NCAA before going pro. – Aynsley Scott

 

Fantasy Outlook: A

Combining elite hockey sense and goal scoring instincts, Jost is the type of player that makes everyone around him better. He has no discernable glaring weaknesses in his game and is a sure bet to be a top 6 forward in the future.

 

Footage:

Tyson Jost 2015-16 Highlights:

 

Tyson Jost – 2015 World Junior A Challenge:

 

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