Friday, May 5, 2017

Avalanche Rookie Tyson Jost Scores First Career Goal

A certified personal trainer and nutritionist, Alexander “Alex” Garbiso works with clients through Mile High Nutrition and Fitness, which he opened in 2015. A former Junior A hockey player in Canada, Alex Garbiso is an avid fan of the National Hockey League's (NHL) Colorado Avalanche. 

An otherwise disappointing season for the Avalanche presented an opportunity for 19-year-old Tyson Jost, who scored his first career NHL goal in an April 6 game against the Minnesota Wild. The goal evoked a loud cheer from the Avalanche crowd as well as tears of joy from his grandfather, who was shown on the arena's big screen. 

Selected 10th overall in the 2016 NHL Draft, Jost was signed by Colorado following the completion of his freshman season with the University of North Dakota, for which he scored 16 goals and added 19 assists in 33 games. He was named to the National Collegiate Hockey Conference All-Rookie Team and earned a silver medal with Canada at the U20 World Junior Championships in January. With the Avalanche, Jost played in the team's final six games of the season and averaged over 14 minutes of ice timer per game.