Avalanche re-sign RFA forward Tyson Jost for two years

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Samuel Girard (49) and center Tyson Jost (17) celebrate Jost's third goal of the night during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (Jason Behnken/AP)

The Colorado Avalanche have re-signed forward Tyson Jost to a two-year contract.

Jost, 23, was a restricted free agent. He had seven goals and 17 points in 56 games last season.

"Tyson took a big step last year and was a key contributor to our team. He has worked hard to improve his game and earn a spot in our lineup," said Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic in a statement. "Tyson is a guy with a lot of character who competes at a high level day in and day out. We are excited to have him under contract for another two seasons."

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