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Jost, Miska re-signed

October 19, 2020, 5:10 PM ET [0 Comments]
Rick Sadowski
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The Avalanche made it official on Monday: they have signed forward Tyson Jost to a one-year contract and minor league goalie Hunter Miska to a two-year deal.

Both were restricted free agents.

Defenseman Devon Toews, acquired Oct. 12 from the New York Islanders, and minor-league defenseman Kyle Burroughs, remain the lone restricted free agents who need to be signed. The Avalanche made a qualifying offer to forward Vladislav Kamenev, who has signed to play in his native Russia, in case he decides to eventually return to the NHL.

“Heading into the offseason we made it a priority to sign our restricted free agents in Andre (Burakovsky), Valeri (Nichushkin), Ryan (Graves) and now Tyson," general manager Joe Sakic said in a release. “Tyson is a strong two-way player who has NHL experience at a young age and continues to grow his game.

“Hunter provides depth and upside at the goaltending position and we look forward to having him under contract for two more years as he continues to develop.”

Jost, 22, will make $874,125, according to capfriendly.com and puckpedia.com.

Miska, 25, has a two-way contract, according to puckpedia.com, worth $700,000 if he plays in the NHL in 2020-21 and $100,000 in the minors; $750,000 in the NHL and $125,000 in the minors in 2021-22.

Jost had 23 points (eight goals, 15 assists) in 67 games this past season, his third full NHL season. He had one goal in 12 postseason games.

The Avalanche’s first-round pick (No. 10) in the 2016 NHL draft, the 5-foot-11, 187-pound forward has 72 points (32 goals, 40 assists) in 208 regular-season games. He has six points (four goals, two assists) in 30 postseason games.

Miska, 25, went 16-6-3 in 26 games for the AHL Colorado Eagles with a 2.48 goals-against average and .924 save percentage.

The 6-1, 175-pound Miska, who is from North Branch, Minn., played three games for the Utah Grizzlies of the ECHL, going 2-1-0 with a 1.62 GAA and .947 save percentage. He was the backup in the final three games against Dallas in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs following injuries to Philipp Grubauer and Pavel Francouz.

Miska has a 48-23-7 record in 87 career AHL games with the Eagles and Tucson Roadrunners, posting a 2.70 GAA and .907 save percentage.

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