GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Former University of North Dakota forward Tyson Jost, now with the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Colorado Avalanche, has been named to Team Canada’s roster for the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championship, it was announced today by Hockey Canada.
Jost recently completed his rookie season in the NHL, collecting 12 goals and 22 points in 65 games while helping the Avalanche snap a three-year Stanley Cup Playoffs drought. The St. Albert, Alberta, native starred at North Dakota during the 2016-17 season when he collected 16 goals and 35 points in 33 games and was named to the National Collegiate Hockey Conference’s (NCHC) All-Rookie Team.
Jost has an extensive history of representing his country during international play, having most recently won a silver medal with Canada at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship. He also
He also captained Canada at the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship, and won a gold medal at the 2015 World Junior A Challenge. His previous international experience also includes a gold medal with Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team at the 2015 U18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup, and he competed at the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge and 2014 World Junior A Challenge.
The 2018 IIHF World Championship will take place May 4-20 in Denmark. For more information, visit HockeyCanada.ca or IIHF.com.