Josh Ho-Sang | RW
I fully well expect the New York Islanders to trade Josh Ho-Sang before the trade deadline. It just isn’t working between the Islanders and their former first-round pick. But to cover every base, let’s assume that the Isles keep Ho-Sang and that they give him a contract extension.
We know Josh Ho-Sang is a top six forward. He’s proven that in his three separate stints in the NHL over the last three seasons. He’s a dynamic offensive player (with some defensive issues) that makes players around him better.
But with Jordan Eberle coming back from injury, Josh Ho-Sang was back in the AHL. I guess being a top-six forward means you can’t by any means play in the bottom six. Either way. We know what Josh Ho-Sang can be at the NHL level.
Again, like his two teammates, he’ll get a two-year deal. That’s just what Lou gives to players exiting their entry-level deals. Ho-Sang won’t be any different.
Beau gets $2 million as an established NHLer and Dal Colle gets $1 million as a borderline NHL. Ho-Sang likely gets the exact same deal as Dal Colle. After all, he’s at the same point in his career, he could be a full-time NHLer but isn’t just yet. Maybe his agent is able to coax another $500,000 simply because of what Ho-Sang has already shown at the NHL level. Maybe.
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A two-year $1 million one-way deal seems like a good deal. Even for Ho-Sang, if it means he’ll play in the NHL he needs to take it and run with the chance. Again, Ho-Sang is likely on his way out from the New York Islanders though.