The transition in to the NHL hasn’t been the easiest for Tyson Jost. A first-round pick of the Avalanche, expectations were — and still are — quite high for Jost. And after an inconsistent and overall pretty average first three years of his career, it seems Jost has turned a corner. Through the first few weeks of this season, Jost has been one of the most consistent and effective players for Colorado.
“I feel great,” Jost said recently. “I think honestly at the end of the year last year, and even into the bubble, I thought I took a step….I’m someone who always works hard and puts the work first and wanted to take another step this year, and I’m feeling good right now.”
Jost has carved out a niche for himself, and it’s a role that was somewhat unexpected of him as he was entering the league.
In 2016, Tyson Jost was setting records in the BCHL. After scoring 42 goals and 104 points in 48 games with the Penticton Vees, Jost was named the recipient of the Vern Dye Memorial Trophy as the league’s MVP, in addition to being named the CJHL’s top forward and the CJHL MVP.
The following year, he took his offensive talents to the college ranks, joining the University of North Dakota, where he continued his success on the offensive side of the puck, scoring 16 goals and 35 points in 33 games. Early scouting reports had Jost pegged as a first-rounder with top-line talent and production.