Tyson Jost

Colorado Avalanche
image courtesy of MileHighHockey

Fantasy Summary

Complete player with good hockey sense, just waiting on the offensive potential

Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 9.5
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth March 14, 1998
Height 6‘0”
Weight 194 lbs
Drafted 2016 Round 1; Overall: 10


June 2019 – It was an underwhelming season to say the least for Jost. Injuries, demotions, lack of scoring (see previous updates), but it all ended with a solid playoff showing with some clutch moments that rejuvenated fans’ hopes once again. His apparent upside may have taken a significant hit but he could still end up in the top-six so don’t sell low. Hayden Soboleski


February 2019 – Jost’s upper-body injury did not last long, and he has since returned to the ice and been recalled back up to the Avalanche. His 4 points in 7 games since returning looks good as a whole, but in reality 3 of those points came in a single blowout contest, meaning he has been scoreless for 5 of 7 games. Hayden Soboleski


February 2019 – The 2018-19 season has been a disappointing one for Jost. He failed to produce with 2nd-line minutes, and got bumped down the lineup regularly. As a result, he has been reassigned to the AHL to find his game again. To make things worse, he has since suffered an upper-body injury (unspecified but not a concussion according to the team) and is out indefinitely. Given his high pedigree, owners need to be patient with Jost, but at the same time, the Avs need to take the next step soon and if he isn’t going to help lead the push he will eventually become trade bait. Hayden Soboleski


September 2018 – Coaching staff challenged Jost to get lighter and faster over the summer and he seems to have delivered the goods. He’s had a strong pre-season, and looks like he’s taking the net-front role on the top powerplay unit, which is stacked in Colorado right now. If he clicks in that spot, he’s due for a big jump in points, and if he wins his battle with Kerfoot for the 2C role at even-strength (they will most likely split it), his peripheral stats (FOW especially) will jump as well. Hayden Soboleski


May 2018 – Jost’s rookie campaign was less fruitful than hoped for fantasy owners, as he finished with only 22 points thanks to multiple small injuries. But any worries we had about his offensive potential were short-lived; he has been tearing it up with Team Canada at the World Championships, proving that the points will come when he’s comfortable (although having elite line-mates always helps). He’s a smart player, expect more consistency in 2018-19. Hayden Soboleski February 2018 – Jost’s first full rookie season hasn’t been outstanding for fantasy owners, but with MacKinnon out of comission for a few weeks, now is his chance to really shine in bigger minutes. He’s managed ten points in 33 games so far – this is far from his offensive potential, but suffering multiple lower body injuries and rotating linemates often is likely delaying his offensive development. Be patient for now fantasy owners. Hayden Soboleski October 2017 – Jost returned from the knee injury mentioned in a prior update, but left last night’s contest with an undisclosed lower-body injury and is day-to-day for the time being. Let’s hope this injury is different, and he hasn’t aggrevated something that could become long-term. Hayden Soboleski 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 Jost 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


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 CAC Canadians Bantam AA 2 ERBHL 4 7 5 12 2 |          
 2011-2012 Pursuit of Excellence Bantm Prep OMAHA 43 39 47 86 23 |          
  Pursuit of Excellence Bantm Prep John Reid Bantam 6 1 2 3 4 |          
 2012-2013 Pursuit of Excellence Bantm Prep OMAHA 33 56 53 109 46 |          
  Pursuit of Excellence 16U NAPHL 16U 6 5 0 5 2 | Playoffs 4 8 5 13
  Pursuit of Excellence Bantm Prep John Reid Bantam 6 10 4 14 15 |          
  Team Edmonton South Alberta Cup 5 5 7 12 2 |          
 2013-2014 Okanagan Rockets BCMML 36 44 44 88 65 | Playoffs 7 9 9 18 14 
  Penticton Vees BCHL 3 0 0 0 0 |          
  Okanagan Rockets TCQ-P - - - - - |          
  Okanagan Rockets Telus Cup 7 3 3 6 14 |          
  Team British Columbia WCCC-16 4 2 3 5 4 |          
 2014-2015 Penticton Vees BCHL 46 23 22 45 16 | Playoffs 21 10 4 14
  Penticton Vees Western Canada Cup 5 5 1 6 2 |          
  Penticton Vees RBC Cup 5 3 1 4 0 |          
  Team Gold U17-Dev 3 2 6 8 0 |          
  Canada West U19 WJAC-19 4 2 1 3 10 |          
  Canada White U17 WHC-17 5 1 2 3 0 |          
 2015-2016 Penticton Vees BCHL 48 42 62 104 43 | Playoffs 11 6 8 14
  Team White U18-Dev 3 1 1 2 2 |          
  Canada U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 3 0 3 0 |          
  Canada West U19 WJAC-19 4 3 6 9 2 |          
  Canada U18 WJC-18 7 6 9 15 2 |          
 2016-2017 Univ. of North Dakota NCAA 33 16 19 35 44 |          
  Colorado Avalanche NHL 6 1 0 1 0 |          
  Canada U20 WJC-20 7 1 3 4 6 |          
 2017-2018 Colorado Avalanche NHL 65 12 10 22 26 | Playoffs 6 0 1 1
  San Antonio Rampage AHL 5 1 1 2 0 |          
  Canada WC 9 4 2 6 4 |          
 2018-2019 Colorado Avalanche NHL 70 11 15 26 14 | Playoffs 12 3 1 4
  Colorado Eagles AHL 8 4 1 5 2 |          
  Canada WC 8 0 2 2 0 |          
 2019-2020 Colorado Avalanche NHL - - - - - |