(WGR 550) – The Buffalo Sabres have claimed a former first-round pick off waivers from the Minnesota Wild.
Tyson Jost was taken 10th overall in the 2016 NHL Draft by the Colorado Avalanche. In March of 2022, he was traded to Minnesota for forward Nico Sturm.
Jost was drafted after just one season at the University of North Dakota. He finished off that season playing six games with Colorado. The following year, he played 65 games with the Avalanche and just five games in the AHL with the San Antonio Rampage.
The 24-year-old never lived up to his draft status, scoring just 47 goals and 65 assists for 112 points in 354 NHL games. This year with Minnesota, he had no goals and three assists in 12 games.
Jost’s career-high in goals came in his first full NHL season when he had 12. The next season, he had a career-high 26 points in 70 games.
With the team claiming Jost, it makes me wonder if either Zemgus Girgensons or Kyle Okposo is worse than they first thought. It also tells me that their confidence in Anders Bjork and Riley Sheahan maybe isn’t that high.
To make room for Jost on the roster, Bjork has been sent back to the Rochester Americans.