Josh Ho-Sang | RW Windsor | OHL
Height: 5’11” Weight: 166 Shoots: Right
Born: January 22, 1996

Career Statistics
2012-2013   GP: 63   G: 14   A: 30   P: 44   +/-: -23   PIM: 22

Player Overview

With great puck skills and mobility, Ho-Sang is extremely
dangerous with the puck on his stick
(Photo Credit: The Windsor Star)
Ho-Sang takes pride in his diverse background. Born to a Jamaican father and Chilean mother, his Asian surname comes from his great grandfather. And playing a sport dominated primarily by white athletes, Ho-Sang has a big chip on his shoulders. But he wears that chip well, aspiring to inspire people of all races.

Ho-Sang does have athletic bloodlines though. His father was a tennis player and tried to introduce his son to the sport. Josh however, gravitated always towards hockey, and rightfully so. Considered to be a player eligible for exceptional player status from Hockey Canada, Ho-Sang declined and spent another year dominating Minor Midget.

An extremely talented offensive player, one of his best attributes is his puck handling ability. Considered one of the most dangerous players one-on-one against a goalie, he shoots the puck well and has a great release. His only real criticism on offense is that he occasionally relies too much on himself, rather than using his teammates.

But what makes his shot most dangerous is his incredible skating ability. Not only is Ho-Sang fast, but he skates with great agility. Extremely shifty, he has a knack for keeping the puck on his stick even when pulling moves at high speeds. It’s to the point where he will likely draw many hooking and holding penalties thanks to his mobility.

And while, as an undersized player, he doesn’t play a physical game, Ho-Sang will take a hit to make a play. He’ll still have to get stronger though if he wants to round out his game. The instincts are there, but he will also need to improve his play in the defense zone.

Overall though, Ho-Sang is a great offensive talent. With a strong mix of puck skills, shooting ability and skating, it’s no surprise the hype that has surrounded him. Especially given that he tries to model his game after the shiftiness of Pavel Datsyuk and the shooting ability of Tyler Seguin. If he can round out his game and add some strength, he will be great talent at the next level.