Josh Ho-Sang was an instant hit in Windsor the second Spitfires General Manager/Co-Owner Warren Rychel chose him as the fifth overall selection in this past March's OHL Priority Selection. It's not uncommon for many who follow the OHL to say that he's the most anticipated player to wear the Spitfires jersey since Taylor Hall did so in 2007.
The 16-year old native of Thornhill, Ontario is one of the most skilled players to have come out of the minor midget ranks in a long time. Last season with the Toronto Marlboros of the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL), Ho-Sang racked up 31 goals and 48 assists in 30 games on a Marlboros minor midget AAA squad that featured fellow first round picks Connor McDavid (who went first overall as a 1997-born player), Roland McKewon (second overall), Sam Bennett (ninth) and Jeremiah Addison (12th). Many say that Ho-Sang is considered a steal as the fifth overall pick.
In his first seven games in the OHL, Ho-Sang has registered four assists, but like a lot of players before him, it takes time to get accustomed to the OHL game. He has the skill set to become a dominant player in not only the OHL, but the entire CHL. Ho-Sang is already projected to become one of the first players who will have his name called at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
I conducted an interview with the rising star during the Spitfires' first week of training camp in late August. Please note that the audio is choppy at first but is more clearer as the interview goes on: