Joshua Ho-Sang's NHL training camp is over.
Arthur Staple of Newsday reported on Friday that the New York Islanders prospect showed up late for the first day of training camp and that the team has sent him back to Niagara of the Ontario Hockey League.
Ho-Sang, drafted 28th overall by the Islanders in 2014, has been a controversial player during his junior career.
He voiced his displeasure with Hockey Canada two summers ago when he was not invited to the summer camp for the world juniors after posting 85 points in 67 games with the Windsor Spitfires, calling the snub "insulting."
"I've done nothing to them (Hockey Canada)," Ho-Sang said at the time. "It's not like they invited me to U17 and U18 and I messed up at all that stuff. I haven't been invited back since my first year in the OHL in December. It's been a year and a half; I haven't been a part of any Hockey Canada stuff."
"It's unfortunate the power Hockey Canada has," he later told TSN contributor Steve Simmons of The Toronto Sun. "They have the power to ruin careers and I feel they've hurt me a lot."
Ho-Sang was invited to Hockey Canada's world junior summer camp last month after a season that saw him traded to Niagara from the Windsor Spitfires.
"It was mandatory that we had to trade him," said Spitfires president and head coach Bob Boughner at the time. "For many, many, numerous internal reasons, the people that truly know what went on behind the scenes would understand why we had to trade him.
"We might not be a better team in the standings because of it, but we're definitely a better team within our four walls and it's only going to help for the future."
In 190 OHL games, Ho-Sang has tallied 63 goals and 210 points.