Like we’ve done in the past, we’re profiling top prospects who may hear their names called in the first round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
Tyson Jost (C)
Height: 5-foot-11 Weight: 191 pounds Shoots: Left
Team: Penticton Vees (BCHL)
NHL Central Scouting ranking: No. 16 North American skater
Kennedy says: “Those unfamiliar with Jr. A hockey out west may not realize how competitive it is. Jost, a University of North Dakota commit, absolutely demolished the circuit to the tune of more than two points per game.
“He’s a powerful skater with a great shot, excellent hands and man-strength already. An upper-body injury prevented him from fully contributing in the BCHL playoffs, but he recovered in time to play for Canada at the world under-18s, where he led a CHL-dominated team (and the tournament) in scoring, breaking Connor McDavid’s record for points by a Canadian in the tournament.
“Jost oozes confidence and already looks like NHL captain material for the future.”
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