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Minny Prospect Profiles – Josh Ho-Sang

This is the first in a series of profiles on players the Minnesota Wild have decided to rebuild their roster around. Each profile will give an in depth glance at future Wild players. First up is Toronto born Joshua Ho-Sang.

Josh Ho-Sang
#66 C
HT: 5’11”
WT: 175 lbs.
Birth Date: January 22, 1996 (19 years old)
Place of Birth: Toronto, Ont.
Shoots: R

Drafted in NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 2014 Entry Draft (28th Overall)
Drafted in DHL by the Minnesota Wild in the 1st round of the Season 19 DHL Draft (8th Overall)

I like alot about this kid…skill, speed, hockey IQ…only thing i don’t like is his attitude but i think that will come with age. He is in a good spot too with the Islanders organization that seems to be on the right trajectory. He won’t be rushed but i can see a kid like this with really good hands making an early impression. Either way i will watch and hope he turns into the home run i think he will be.

What the Scout’s are saying:
“Josh Ho-Sang is one of the most offensively gifted players in this year’s draft. He’s an excellent skater who generates good speed in his first three steps and has great explosiveness in his stride. He’s extremely creative with the puck, and sees the ice very well. He has an unbelievable set of hands, and is tough to defend because of his unpredictability. Playing on the wing allows Ho-Sang to get up and down the ice in straight lines without much traffic, which really allows him to utilize his speed. He has high hockey IQ, and can read the game very quickly. He’s an excellent passer on both his forehand and his backhand, and is very shifty with the puck. Ho-Sang can stop and start on a dime, which makes him very tough to contain. On top of his dynamic skating ability, excellent passing skills and hands, Ho-Sang also owns a good shot with a very quick release. He has the full arsenal offensively, which makes him almost impossible to defend at times, especially when he’s given time and space. One thing I like about Ho-Sang is only 23 of his 85 points came on the power play, so he’s consistently able to generate offense at even strength.”

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