|Date of Birth||1/22/1996|
|Height, Weight||6'0", 173 lbs|
|Drafted||2014 - Rd 1|
According to general manager Lou Lamoriello, Ho-Sang's representative has asked for him to be traded, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Ho-Sang has been unable to earn a full-time role with the Islanders since being selected by the team in the first round of the 2014 draft, but he's shown a lot of potential during his limited time with the big club since then, totaling seven goals and 24 points in 53 career appearances. The 23-year-old forward clearly thinks he'll have a better shot at a consistent NHL role with a different organization, but if Lamoriello is unable to find a trade partner, Ho-Sang will be sent to AHL Bridgeport.
The Islanders waived Ho-Sang for reassignment to AHL Bridgeport, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
Ho-Sang is a skilled skater, as he was picked by the Islanders 28th overall in the 2014 NHL Draft. However, he comes with maturity issues and defensive-zone shortcomings. Ho-Sang didn't prove he overcame those red flags in the preseason, so the Islanders are hoping he can clear waivers and continue his development in the minors. There's a chance he's picked up by another squad, but he's a risky player to keep with the big club. Over the last three years, he's played in 53 NHL games, recording seven goals and 24 points.