October 3, 2019 | 4:00pm ET
HO-SANG HOPING TO BE TRADED
Josh Ho-Sang, forward
The New York Islanders are trying to accommodate Josh Ho-Sang’s request to be moved to a new team, GM Lou Lamoriello told local reporters on Thursday.
In fact, TFP has learned the team has been trying to trade the 23-year-old winger since the summer, when the club received multiple offers for him in June around the NHL Draft. Those offers, though, were declined by Lamoriello and a deal has yet to be found.
Several teams have expressed varying levels of interest in Ho-Sang, dating back to the off-season, including the Edmonton Oilers, Arizona Coyotes, Dallas Stars and Ottawa Senators, among others.
Ho-Sang cleared waivers this week and has yet to report to Bridgeport of the American Hockey League, the Islanders’ AHL affiliate. If a trade is not made in the coming days, Lamoriello expects Ho-Sang to report, though it’s unclear if the former first-round pick will do so.
In 53 career NHL regular-season games, Ho-Sang has registered seven goals and 17 assists for 24 points.