There was talks that a hockey career could continue in Europe for Josh Ho-Sang, who seems to have burnt all bridges in the National Hockey League. His attitude had finally caught up with him in February when the New York Islanders appeared fed up with dealing with the obviously talented prospect, loaning him to another AHL team.
On Sunday, his own agent Patrick Bedell denied that his client had found work in the KHL, stating that Ho-Sang was still without a contract or the prospect of one on his Twitter account.
‘Josh Ho-Sang has not signed a contract for the 2020-21 season. Any report stating otherwise is inaccurate. Source - myself, his agent.”
The young forward will be a restricted free agent with arbitration rights this fall.
Ho-Sang’s background is an interesting one filled with drama. The former first-round pick (28th overall in 2014) had some great seasons in the OHL. He was talked about quite a bit at the draft, but it was noted that he came with some baggage, specifically an attitude and not really being a team player. This is likely the reason he wasn’t take in the top five or 10 in 2014. Since being drafted by the Islanders, Ho-Sang called outHockey Canada for not being invited to the World Junior camp. He also had to be woken up in his hotel room by team officials during an Islanders training camp while his teammates were already on the ice. He was cut immediately and sent to the AHL.
So far, Ho-Sang has played 53 games in the NHL, putting up seven goals and 24 points. After being cut from the team at the beginning of 2019-20, management gave him some time to report to the AHL while he apparently collected his thoughts. He demanded a trade, but the Islanders either refused or couldn’t find the return they were looking for. He returned to Bridgeport and ended up in San Antonio.
It was almost expected for him to pursue his career in the KHL, but for now, no team is interested in his services.