Colorado Avalanche Re-signs RFA Tyson Jost

Tyson Jost Contract 2020-21 Colorado Avalanche

The Colorado Avalanche has re-signed restricted free agent forward Tyson Jost to a two-year, $4 million contract. The deal carries a $2 million AAV.

Avalanche Re-signs Tyson Jost

The 23-year-old forward took a huge development step in the past two seasons. His numbers aren’t the highest ones but his defensive game has become a lot better. Jost has been a great presence in the Avalanche’s penalty kill and even better in their defensive zone.

Jost was drafted 10th overall in the 2016 NHL Draft by the Avalanche. Before signing his NHL contract, he played in the University of North Dakota for one season, scoring 16 goals and 35 points in 33 games. In the 2017-18 season, Jost was officially a member of the Avalanche roster, scoring 12 goals and 22 points in 65 games. Throughout his five-year NHL career, he has scored 39 goals and 89 points in 262 games.

During the 2020-21 playoffs, Jost scored two goals and two assists for four points in 10 games. In total, he has six goals and ten points in 40 career playoff games, all with the Avalanche.

What This Means For The Future

Even though Jost might not be a big goal scorer, his defensive game is a big asset for Colorado. He’s young and has been showing signs of improvement with every NHL season he finishes off. His numbers this past season are also a sample of his smart play, having seven goals and 17 points in 54 games. In the 2019-2020 season, he had eight goals and 23 points in 67 games. His general manager, Joe Sakic, seems to see how much Jost has developed, as he’s told the Avalanche media team:

“Tyson took a big step last year and was a key contributor to our team. He has worked hard to improve his game and earn a spot in our lineup,” Sakic said. “Tyson is a guy with a lot of character who competes at a high-level day in and day out. We are excited to have him under contract for another two seasons.”

 

Main Photo: OTTAWA, ON – FEBRUARY 06: Colorado Avalanche Center Tyson Jost (17) skates behind the play during first period National Hockey League action between the Colorado Avalanche and Ottawa Senators on February 6, 2020, at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON, Canada. (Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)


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