Tyson Jost

by Hayden Soboleski on December 24, 2016

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:

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, though he may not break in for another 2-3 years.

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Tyson Jost 2015-16 Highlights:

 

Tyson Jost – 2015 World Junior A Challenge:

 

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