The New York Islanders announced on Thursday that forward Josh Ho-Sang has requested a trade. Ho-Sang was placed on waivers on Monday after he was unable to earn a roster spot with the Islanders. He’s since cleared waivers but has been asked by general manager Lou Lamoriello to not report to Bridgeport (AHL) while the team explores possible trade scenarios.
Ho-Sang was selected 28th overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by the Islanders after an impressive junior hockey career. He registered 82 goals and 210 assists in 256 career OHL games with the Windsor Spitfires and Niagara Ice Dogs.
Despite failing to catch on at the NHL level, Ho-Sang has remained a productive offensive player throughout his professional career. He’s registered a respectable 24 points in 53 career NHL games dating back to the 2016-17 season. He’s proven to be an elite playmaker in the AHL, recording 84 assists and 26 goals in 156 career games.
Lamoriello added Ho-Sang will be asked to report to Bridgeport if the team is unable to orchestrate a trade. The Isles will play their 2019-20 season opener at home against the Winnipeg Jets on Friday.