New York Islanders Three Questions Surrounding Josh Ho-Sang
What’s next for New York Islanders prospect Josh Ho-Sang? He seems destined for the NHL but there are still some unfair questions about his play holding him back.
Josh Ho-Sang and the New York Islanders have had a rocky relationship almost from the first second their paths intersected at the 2014 NHL draft. Josh Ho-Sang was a great OHL prospect in his draft year with 85 points in 67 games for the Windsor Spitfires. He should have been a lock for a first-round pick. But his attitude off the ice scared teams away from drafting.
And that’s where the New York Islanders stepped in to take him with the 28th overall pick in the draft. GM Garth Snow traded two second-round picks 35th, and 57th overall to the Tampa Bay Lightning for the privilege of drafting Ho-Sang.
(PS: That 35th pick turned into Dominik Mason and the 57th pick on Jonathan MacLeod.)
Now here we are some five years later and the New York Islanders desperately need help on the right-wind and Josh Ho-Sang desperately wants to make the NHL. It seems like a perfect match. But can Josh Ho-Sang be the player the New York Islanders want him to be?
He absolutely could be, but questions about his play are still unfairly dogging him. I’m not talking about questions on his behavior, but questions relating strictly to his style of play or on ice tendencies preventing him from joining the NHL.