Since the 2014 NHL draft, when Joshua Ho-Sang was drafted, GM Garth Snow was criticized for drafting the “troublesome” kid from Canada. On air, he said, “They’ll shit on me too.” After being sent home on the first day of training camp in September 2015 due to showing up late, questions were raised. Would this kid ever grow up? Well, he has come a long way in these past 18 months, and is proving that he could be something special.
Josh Ho-Sang called back up to the Islanders.— Michael Fornabaio (@fornabaioctp) March 1, 2017
Since his call up, Joshua Ho-Sang has been the Islanders best forward. His vision, stick handling, skating and his play-making abilities have been a thrill to watch for Islanders fans. Every time he touches the puck you can feel the buzz in the crowd. He is the type of player that does not wait for things to happen; Ho-Sang makes them happen. He has played in 10 games so far and has registered six points (three goals, three assists). He is learning on the fly.
Ho-Sang with the Ho-Sizzle:
The spark for the Isles:
Weight said he's been very impressed with Ho-Sang so far, said his attitude was never a concern. "We needed a spark" #Isles— Rob Taub (@RTaub_) March 21, 2017
Here is Ho-Sang for the OT winner vs. the Hurricanes. Islanders fans might be hearing Ho-Sang to Tavares and vice versa for years to come.
This kid is doing everything right so far. He is showing no signs of letting up and playing with energy night in and night out. He never gives up on the play and is wreaking havoc in the offensive zone. There is no denying his talent; if Ho-Sang can keep his head on straight, something special is happening in Brooklyn.