LATEST | Former first-round pick reportedly considering retirement due to injury

Published July 5, 2023 at 1:57 PM
Former first round pick Josh Ho-Sang is reportedly considering retirement due to an injury and will discuss the matter with his family in the near future.

The 27-year-old suffered an injury during his first game in the KHL during the 2022-23 season, which required him to go to Germany and have surgery. He returned for the playoffs, appeared in four games, but failed to record any points.

When Ho-Sang with the 28th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, The New York Islanders organization had plenty of hope and optimism, but it quickly dwindled over the years. He never stuck in the NHL, going up and down for a few seasons between the Islanders and their AHL affiliate.

During the offseason ahead of the 2021 season, the Islanders decided to issue Ho-Sang a qualifying offer, but decided not to invite him to training camp, which puzzled him and his agent. Ho-Sang headed over to Sweden and played in five games for Orebro HK and four games for Linkopings HC.

The Toronto native returned to North America for the 2021-22 season, earning a PTO with the AHL's Marlies, which he turned into a one-year deal. After a strong years in the AHL, he headed over to Russia for the 2022-23 campaign.

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