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Former Vees forward Jost traded to Minnesota Wild

Former Penticton Vees forward Tyson Jost was traded in the National Hockey League on Tuesday from the Colorado Avalanche to the Minnesota Wild. In the deal, the Avs get forward Nico Sturm.

Jost, 24, has six goals and 14 points in 59 games with the Avalanche in 2021-22, his fifth full season in the NHL. Over the course of 321 career NHL games, the native of St. Albert, AB has notched 45 goals and 103 points, all with Colorado.

He played two seasons in the BC Hockey League with Penticton, including as captain of the Vees in 2015-16. After his second campaign in the Peach City, the Avalanche selected Jost in the first round, 16th overall, at the 2016 NHL Draft.

In 97 career BCHL games, Jost tallied 65 goals and 149 assists after making his league debut as a 15-year-old affiliate player for Penticton during the 2013-14 season. He represented Canada West twice at the World Junior A Challenge and finished with five goals and 12 points in eight tournament games.

Jost also starred for the Vees during the post-season, adding 16 goals and 28 points in 32 Fred Page Cup playoff games. He notched six points in five games during the 2015 Western Canada Cup and four points in five games at the RBC Cup as Penticton finished the tournament as a semifinalist.

He is signed through next season at a salary of two million dollars. Jost’s trade to the Wild comes a day after Colorado picked up another BCHL alumnus in defenseman Josh Manson from the Anaheim Ducks.