Buffalo Sabres may have a brewing talent in Tyson Jost

It took four games for the newly-acquired Tyson Jost to make his mark with the Buffalo Sabres, scoring his first goal with the Blue and Gold last night.

Tyson Jost, in many ways, might make you think of Casey Mittelstadt. Looking at his production with the Minnesota Wild and the Colorado Avalanche, the former first round pick didn’t exactly turn heads, and it’s easy to understand why two teams gave up on him.

With the Sabres, however, Jost has been a different story. And while it’s farfetched to believe he is an All-Star caliber forward, he is proving himself as a solid fourth liner who could move up in the pecking order in time.

Jost is just 24, so he has a lot of room to grow. He is also a good fit for head coach Don Granato’s system who will excel, in time, as a defensive forward, and perhaps more.

Tyson Jost is making his presence known with the Buffalo Sabres

While Jost has been effective on the forecheck, he has shown his overall knack for locating the puck, logging three takeaways and complementing well with Kyle Okposo and Zemgus Girgensons to form a lethal trio on the fourth line.

In last night’s loss to Tampa, Jost became the latest Sabre to capitalize on crashing the net and displaying chemistry with his new teammates. When a shot from Okposo rebounded, Jost was there to pick up the slack and give the Sabres a 3-2 lead in the second period.

Given the relative inefficacy of the Sabres third line recently, don’t be surprised if you see someone like Jost move up sooner than later. Unlike Okposo and Girgensons, he is a younger player with a lot of hockey ahead of him. And this could make him a more pivotal part of the lineup moving forward if his output remains consistent.

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