Josh Ho-Sang

Darren Walker

Ho-Sang is a speedy, high-end, offensive forward with elite hands and unlimited offensive upside. He has some of the top individual skills in this draft class. His skating is extremely dynamic, moving side to side very quickly, impressive straight-line speed and the ability to cut through traffic at a high rate of speed. He sends defenders to the infirmary with sprained ankles regularly with his quick one-on-one movements and devastating fakes. Ho-Sang uses smarts and his impressive vision to attack defenders one on one in zone entry and when driving toward the net. He is ultra-creative with the puck, and can turn routine plays into highlight-reel plays in an instant. Ho-Sang is a power play specialist with the ability to quarterback the offense from the half wall with his play- making ability. He uses his creativity and patience to cycle the puck around the offensive zone. He is very poised for such a young individual. Ho-Sang doesn’t look like a second-year player when you see him on the ice; you would assume that he is a veteran. He dictates the play, and teammates look for him to start the breakouts. He has the hockey sense to allow him to be in the right spot at the right times. His playmaking and vision are two of his strongest qualities. Ho-Sang finds open players with direct, crisp passes. He possesses a strong, accurate shot with a quick release, and he has the ability to fool goaltenders. (May 2014)