Islanders Send Ho-Sang To Bridgeport
The New York Islanders announced today forward Josh Ho-Sang has been loaned to the team's American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
Ho-Sang, 21, collected 12 points (two goals, 10 assists) in 22 games with the Islanders this season after finishing his rookie campaign with the team last year. He recorded 10 points (four goals, six assists) and a plus-1 rating in 21 games with the Islanders last season, including his NHL debut on Mar. 2, 2017 against the Dallas Stars.
A native of Toronto, Ho-Sang also has six points (two goals, four assists) and a plus-two rating in six games with the Sound Tigers this season. He tallied 36 points (10 goals, 26 assists) in 50 games with the Sound Tigers in 2016-17 and ranked second among AHL rookies in assists at the time of his first NHL recall in late February. The 6'0, 172-pound winger made his professional debut with Bridgeport on Oct. 15, 2016.
Prior to turning pro, Ho-Sang logged 292 points (82 goals, 210 assists) in 256 games with the Windsor Spitfires and Niagara IceDogs of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) from 2012-16. The Thornhill, Ontario native registered 82 points (19 goals, 63 assists) in 66 games last season, leading Niagara and ranking 15th in the OHL's scoring race. He also finished sixth in assists.
Ho-Sang was selected by the Islanders in the first round (#28 overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
Next Time Out: The Sound Tigers are back at it tonight when they travel to MassMutual Center to take on the Springfield Thunderbirds at 7:05 p.m. Fans can follow all of the live action on the Sound Tigers Radio Network and AHL Live, beginning with the pre-game show at 6:45 p.m.
Collect Them All: The first of four bobblehead giveaways this season will take place on Saturday against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Make sure to be there when doors open at 6 p.m. as the first 2,500 fans will receive a Christmas “Santa” version of the Sound Tigers' mascot, Storm, courtesy of Newtown Savings Bank. Tickets are available now. Other bobbleheads in this year's four-part series include Devon Toews (Jan. 20), former Sound Tiger and current New York Islanders forward Brock Nelson (Feb. 25), and Connor Jones (Apr. 8). In addition, Santa himself will be in attendance to meet fans and drop the ceremonial first puck of the game.
Guarantee Your Seats: Flex plans are on sale now for the 2017-18 campaign, offering the greatest savings and ultimate flexibility of all ticket packages. Pick between a full-season, 20-game, 15-game or 10-game plan and you'll also be entitled to exclusive benefits, including the ticket holder exchange policy, which means any unused tickets can be traded for future games. Please contact Brad Dworin at 203-345-4813 or via email@example.com with questions or to guarantee your seats.
Don't Go It Alone: Whether it's a corporate outing, a fundraiser, or just friends getting together, a group outing with the Sound Tigers will guarantee an unforgettable experience filled with fast-paced action on the ice, great music, promotions and contests at an affordable price. The Sound Tigers have a variety of packages and promotional events to offer. Please call the team's front office at 203-345-2300 ext. 7 for more information on the benefits of bringing your group to a future game!
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