It’s been a long road for New York Islanders forward Joshua Ho-Sang, but it appears as though he’s finally ready to carve a nice role for himself with the New York Islanders.
After spending 50 games with the team’s AHL affiliate Bridgeport Sound Tigers, the Toronto native was called up to the Isles and recorded 4 goals and 6 assists in 21 games, not bad statistics for a team that failed to miss the playoffs. At 21, Ho-Sang should be a regular this season and could even earn a top-six spot. Things are looking glowlingly now, but it wasn’t exactly the same situation a few years.
After reportedly sleeping in and showing up late to the team’s opening day of training camp, Ho-Sang was forced to run up and down the Coliseum stairs (The Islanders arena at the time) for three hours, and was then sent home by general manager Garth Snow. The punishment was harsh, but deserving considering the team spent a first-round pick on him.
The team returned to their old rink this month and Ho-Sang didn’t hold back on what it was like to be back.
Can’t really blame the guy.
Today, the facility is known as the ‘Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum’, and is also known as the ‘NYCB Live Arena.’ The NBA’s D-League Long Island Nets are set to play in the building for the upcoming season.
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Ho-Sang has never been one to stay mum, and it’s nice to finally see him in the media on a lighter note after primarily being in it for all the wrong reasons.