I feel like I am always writing articles about the University of North Dakota, but I promise this one will tug at your heartstrings.
On Wednesday night former North Dakota freshman forward Tyson Jost signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Colorado Avalanche. On Friday night Jost made his NHL debut in front of his grandfather, who was overcome with emotion. To whoever brought the tissues: that was a good move.
— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) April 1, 2017
Just look how cute this is. He’s so proud!
This is not the first time that Jost’s grandfather has cried on television. At the draft, Jim Jost was shown on the broadcast in tears after Tyson’s name was called.
“I thought it was special,” Tyson said after the draft when he visited the Avalanche. “Everybody could see his true colors and how much pride he has in the game of hockey and how much he did for me and my family. He was a little bit embarrassed once we were telling him, ‘Hey, you’re pretty famous on Twitter right now.’ He’s embarrassed, but I’m proud of him. I’m proud of the person he is.”
Shut. the. front. door! How cute is that?!
Jost, a 10th overall pick in the 2016 draft, had 16 goals and 19 assists through 33 games for the Fighting Hawks this year. Jost trailed only Capitals prospect Shane Gersich in total goals and points, but played seven fewer games. Jost said previously he intended to only stay at college for one or two years, and that his ultimate goal is to get to the NHL and win a Stanley Cup.
Grandpa Jim must have been so proud to see Tyson begin that journey.
Photo: Colorado Avalanche
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