It seems as though the awkward relationship between the New York Islanders and Joshua Ho-Sang is coming to an end, as today the team loaned the enigmatic forward to the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL. Ho-Sang has played just 16 games for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, after sitting out the first part of the year demanding a trade.
With the loan, Ho-Sang remains under control of the Islanders for the rest of the season but will get a chance to play for a different organization down the stretch. A restricted free agent in the summer, he seems destined to either be traded or go unqualified.
If he has played his last game for the Islanders organization, it is a disappointing end for a young forward that showed so much promise. Selected 28th overall in 2014, Ho-Sang has routinely put up strong offensive numbers at any level. Even in his sporadic NHL appearances he has recorded 24 points in 53 games, but it looks now like he’ll have to try to restart his career somewhere else.
Now 24, it remains to be seen which organization will give him a chance this summer. For now, he’ll play for the Rampage and try to prove that he can still perform at a high level.