Islanders acquire 28th overall pick from Lightning, select Josh Ho-Sang
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On Friday, the New York Islanders acquired the 28th overall pick from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for the 35th and 57th overall picks at the 2014 NHL entry draft. The Islanders then used that late first-round pick to select skilled Windsor Spitfires forward Joshua Ho-Sang.
Ho-Sang is an enormously skilled offensive player, with high-end skating ability. Among all first time draft eligible CHL skaters, Ho-Sang was second in even-strength assists (behind only Sam Reinhart).
The talented centerman led all Spitfires skaters in points this past season, and was in the top-10 among first time CHL Draft eligibles skaters in both even-strength goals and total assist per game rate.
There are some questions about Ho-Sang's decision making and two-way play, but there's no questioning his elite skill level. If he can put it all together, he could prove to be a steal this late in the draft.