New York Islanders Daily: Josh Ho-Sang Mentors Youth
Josh Ho-Sang the mentor? Yes, the 21-year-old is taking a mentorship role with the New York Islanders this year in mini camp.
I know what you might be thinking, how can a 21-year-old be a mentor to the youth when he is, in fact, a part of that youth the New York Islanders care so desperately about. Well, he has decided to share his wisdom with the other kids at mini camp.
Ho-Sang said this to Newsday:
"“It’s nice to give to the newer guys what I received from all the older guys,” said Ho-Sang, the Islanders’ 2014 first-round pick who had 10 points with the team at the end of last season. “That exchange in your role, it’s a little bit different.”"
For someone so young Ho-Sang has matured a lot. It feels like yesterday alarm clock gate happened, yet in terms of maturity level that seems like a distant memory to Josh who was a model citizen in his first 21 games with the Isles.
I give him, his coaches and frankly his captain John Tavares a lot of credit for his turnaround. Could his off ice “issues” spiraled out of control? Absolutely, but over the past three years Ho-Sang has gotten progressively better in that regard and his once worrisome off ice antics have become an afterthought.
His on ice play does enough of the talking and I think he realizes that as well. I think his experience, although limited, could be beneficial to the guys who haven’t gotten a taste in the league just yet. He was an impact player in 2017 expect the same thing to continue this year.
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