Penticton Vees centre, and captain, Tyson Jost was drafted 10th overall by the Colorado Avalanche Friday night at the NHL Entry Draft in Buffalo.
He joins Kyle Turris (third to Phoenix Coyotes in 2007) as the only top-10 NHL draft picks in BCHL history.
Jost was available backstage at the draft:
Jost is set to play next season at the University of North Dakota. His accolades over the last 12 months include a gold medal with Canada at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, a gold medal with Canada West at the World Junior A Challenge where he was the captain and setting a new Canadian scoring record at the World U18 tournament in North Dakota where his 15 points surpassed Connor McDavid’s previous record.