Colorado Avalanche: 5 Players Who Could Make Opening Night Roster

DETROIT, MI - MARCH 18: J.T. Compher
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Tyson Jost

Center Tyson Jost is one player I couldn’t decide where to put. He finished off with the team last season, but that doesn’t guarantee him a roster spot.

That said, Jost did play well in his six NHL games, even earning his first NHL goal. He was said to have stayed in Colorado for two months after the season for training. And he certainly trained at home.

He’s still young, though — just 19. He brings a lot to the Avs with his speed and stick skills. And he’s a bulldog on the forecheck. But he’s still just 19, and there’s no reason to rush him.

That’s no reason to discount him either. He was a leader at prospect development camp, and he looked very sure of himself during rookie camp. I think, if there’s only one forward position open, Jost might have the best chance of securing it.

There’s a certain player he’ll have to battle for that spot, though…