15. Memorable Moment: Colorado Avalanche Make Tyson Jost’s Grandpa Cry
Besides the hilarious moments that were also painful, nothing we want to remember happened in that Dreaded 48-Point Season. So, let’s remember something heart-warming that happened before the season started.
The Colorado Avalanche had the #10 draft pick again in 2016. They weren’t going to get as lucky as they did in 2015, when a top-5 player inexplicably dropped to the #10 position.
What they did do, though, was signal the change in direction they wanted to take. They were willing to sacrifice speed for size, and they wanted high-end puck skills along with leadership abilities.
To get that package, they picked a player a little lower down the scouting reports than their #10 position — Tyson Jost. And in doing so, they made his grandpa cry.
Jim Jost is known for being a softy. So, when he saw his grandson get drafted, he couldn’t hold back his emotions:
That hug from Mamma Jost is pretty epic, too.
It made for one of the most memorable drafts in Avalanche history.