Soccer Inspires Ho-Sangs Hands

Josh Ho-Sang looking sharp this morning @NYIslanders rookie camp @NHIceCenter.

— Alan Fuehring (@AlanFuehring) September 17, 2016

Joshua Ho-Sang’s moves are mesmerizing.

His stick moves so fast it’s almost blurry and his skating involves a collection of quick jukes, cuts and fakes. It’s common to see him turnstile defensemen and beat goalies top shelf with an emphatic celebration to boot.

Those skills – a combination of a life spent practicing and some natural talent – were on display again on the first two days of Islanders rookie camp

The most surprising part of Ho-Sang’s dangles is his inspiration. Reigning NHL MVP Patrick Kane is one inspiration on the ice, but Ho-Sang fuses skills from other sports – mainly soccer and basketball – into his repertoire.

“Most of the skills that I use are coming from soccer,” Ho-Sang said. “Watching how those guys implement deception really well, especially because in soccer you just have your feet and a big ball, so to put it through someone’s legs is pretty amazing. It’s just about body positioning, how you …

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