Avalanche Lock FW Tyson Jost and GK Hunter Miska to New Deals

Colorado Avalanche center Tyson Jost in March. Photo by Chris Brown/CSM/Shutterstock (10577519t)

Colorado Avalanche entered the offseason with a goal of keeping the core that pushed the Stanley Cup finalists Dallas Stars to seven games in the second round of the playoffs. And it looks like they achieved it after adding forward Tyson Jost to the list of re-signed free agents that includes Andre Burakovsky, Valeri Nichushkin, and Ryan Graves.

Avalanche announced on Monday that Jost received a one-year deal that will pay him $874K in 2020/21. The 22-year-old forward scored eight goals and had 15 assists for a total of 23 points in 67 games he played last season.

“Tyson is a strong two-way player who has NHL experience at a young age and continues to grow his game,” Colorado’s general manager Joe Sakic said in a statement, confirming the deal.

Tyson Jost was Avalanches’ first-round pick in 2016. He made his NHL debut in the following year, and since then, Jost played in 208 games and has 72 points (32 goals and 40 assists) to show for.

Besides re-signing Jost, Avalanche also locked goalie Hunter Miska to a new deal. Miska inked a two-year extension that will keep him with the franchise through the 2021/22 season.

“Hunter provides depth and upside at the goaltending position,” Sakic added. “We look forward to having him under contract for two more years as he continues to develop.”

Miska still hasn’t made his debut with Avalanche, having spent the past season with it’s AHL affiliate Colorado Eagles.