Josh Ho-Sang Scouting Report: 2014 NHL Draft Prospect Profile – Windsor Spitfires

Photo credit: OHL Images

Photo credit: OHL Images

By Todd Cordell (@ToddCordell)

Josh Ho-Sang
Age – 18
Position – Right Wing
Height – 5′11″
Weight – 170
Draft Projection: 20-30th overall
OHL Team: Windsor Spitfires
2013-14 Regular Season Stats: 32 goals, 53 assists, 85 points, +26, 44PIM, 67 games played
2013-14 Playoff Stats: 1 goals, 2 assists, 3 points, 4 games played
NHL Comparable(s) – Nazem Kadri
Upside – 8/10

Strengths – Josh Ho-Sang is one of the most offensively gifted players in this year’s draft. He’s an excellent skater who generates good speed in his first three steps and has great explosiveness in his stride. He’s extremely creative with the puck, and sees the ice very well. He has an unbelievable set of hands, and is tough to defend because of his unpredictability. Playing on the wing allows Ho-Sang to get up and down the ice in straight lines without much traffic, which really allows him to utilize his speed. He has high hockey IQ, and can read the game very quickly. He’s an excellent passer on both his forehand and his backhand, and is very shifty with the puck. Ho-Sang can stop and start on a dime, which makes him very tough to contain. On top of his dynamic skating ability, excellent passing skills and hands, Ho-Sang also owns a good shot with a very quick release. He has the full arsenal offensively, which makes him almost impossible to defend at times, especially when he’s given time and space. One thing I like about Ho-Sang is only 23 of his 85 points came on the power play, so he’s consistently able to generate offense at even strength.

Weaknesses – First and foremost, Ho-Sang needs to bulk up. He’s pretty light and can be pushed off the puck against too frequently at times, so adding some muscle will help with that. He also needs to improve in the defensive zone, as sometimes he tries fancy plays to get the puck out rather than banking it off the boards or making the simple play. He also tends to force plays or try to do too much if things aren’t going his way, so there’s room for improvement in that aspect as well.

Career Projection – Ho-Sang projects to be a top-6 winger who can put up points and contribute on the power play.

2014 Draft Eligible Prospect Profiles:

Centers

Sam Bennett – Kingston Frontenacs

Jared McCann – Soo Greyhounds

Robby Fabbri – Guelph Storm

Michael Amadio – North Bay Battalion

Wingers

Michael Dal Colle – Oshawa Generals

Nick Ritchie – Peterborough Petes

Nikolay Goldobin – Sarnia Sting 

Brendan Perlini – Niagara IceDogs

Josh Ho-Sang – Windsor Spitfires 

Spencer Watson – Kingston Frontenacs

Eric Cornel – Peterborough Petes 

Nicolas Aube-Kubel – Val d’Or Foreurs

Brett Pollock – Edmonton Oil Kings

Mads Eller – Edmonton Oil Kings

Defensemen

Aaron Ekblad – Barrie Colts

Anthony DeAngelo – Sarnia Sting

Roland McKeown – Kingston Frontenacs

Dysin Mayo – Edmonton Oil Kings

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