ALBANY, NY — With the Pittsburgh Penguins raising the Stanley Cup Sunday and the Lake Erie Monsters lifting the Calder Cup the day before, hockey season is officially over. The hockey world’s attention now turns to the 2016 NHL Draft, which takes place on June 24-25 in Buffalo.
During the last two weeks, we’ve taken a look at a couple of potential New Jersey Devils first round draft picks. The NHL.com’s Deputy Managing Editor Adam Kimelman has provided the insight during a couple of mock drafts on the league’s website. The NHL.com’s Staff Writer Mike G. Morreale thinks the Devils will go in a different direction, selecting Tyson Jost with the 11th overall pick. Jost is a center for Penticton of the BCHL.
The 5-11, 189-pound forward is committed to the University of North Dakota for 2016-17. A left-shot forward, he had 42 goals, 62 assists, 104 points, 14 power-play goals and seven game-winning goals in 48 games. He also led Canada with six goals and 15 points in seven games at the 2016 IIHF World Under-18 Championship, and was named the tournament’s best forward. – Mike G. Morreale (June 6, 2016)
Jost has played for Penticton for the last two seasons, appearing in 94 games, producing 149 points with 65 goals and 84 assists.