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Top-10 Pick Officially Hits the Waiver Wire: Kent Hughes Has an Incredible Opportunity

Published December 28, 2023 at 5:26 PM
BY AARON

In the last few minutes, a rather surprising announcement has occurred in the NHL. Indeed, the excellent Elliotte Friedman has confirmed that the Buffalo Sabres have placed 25-year-old center Tyson Jost on NHL waivers.

"Michael Hutchinson (DET) and Tyson Jost (BUF) are placed on NHL waivers." - Elliotte Friedman

This is all the more astonishing when considering that the former Minnesota Wild forward was on the Sabres' first line alongside Alex Tuch and Jeff Skinner in their last game.

Selected 10th overall in the 2016 draft, Tyson Jost was destined for a very promising future in the Bettman circuit, having scored 42 goals and 62 assists (104 points) in 48 games in his last year in the BCHL.


However, since his arrival in the National League, the forward has had numerous difficulties establishing himself on the top two lines. He has never been able to reproduce his junior level offensive performances, reaching a personal high of 26 points in 2018-2019.

He did well last year with a tally of 7 goals and 15 assists in 59 games, but his recent performances (4 points in 29 games) motivated the Sabres' management to submit him to waivers.

Certainly, it will be very interesting to see if a team claims the young forward in the next few hours.

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Top-10 Pick Officially Hits the Waiver Wire: Kent Hughes Has an Incredible Opportunity

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