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Kyle Okposo | Winger | #21

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/16/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 217
College: Minnesota
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (7) / NYI
Contract: view contract details

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Expect a lot of interest in unrestricted free agent Kyle Okposo.
The veteran can listen to offers from NHL teams on Saturday and we know of at least five squads that are allegedly rather keen on signing the winger to a new deal. Detroit, St. Louis, Winnipeg, L.A. and Minnesota are said to be in on Okposo. Stay tuned. Jun 25 - 11:45 AM

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Kyle Okposo (as well as every other pending free agent) can listen to offers from the other 29 teams as of 12:01 AM Saturday.

It's very unlikely that Okposo will return to the Islanders so there should be a lineup at his front door. While nothing will be official until July 1 when contracts expire, Okposo and his agent could quickly come to an agreement with another team. The talented winger had 22 goals and 64 points in 79 games last season and that production will come in handy for any NHL team as well as poolies.
Jun 25 - 8:46 AM

Kyle Okposo is likely to hit the open market on July 1.

"All indications are that we're headed to free agency with Kyle," said Okposo's agent, Pat Brisson, on Monday. The 28-year-old winger scored 22 goals and 64 points in 79 games for the Islanders last season.
Jun 14 - 6:21 PM

Islanders GM Garth Snow expressed an interest in re-signing Kyle Okposo.

Okposo didn't have contract talks with the Islanders during the season and he's due for a big raise over his current $2.8 million annual cap hit. It might be challenging for the Islanders to re-sign Okposo and make it work within their cap situation, but it's far from impossible. If Okposo does test the free agent waters, he could end up being the best player on the market, depending on if Steven Stamkos re-signs or not.
May 13 - 11:02 AM

Kyle Okposo hasn't had contract talks with the Islanders all season.

There is still time for that change before he can become an unrestricted free agent in July, though. Okposo said he is open to coming back, but he is also "comfortable" with testing the open market. His previous contract had an annual average value of $2.8 million, so he is due for a substantial raise.
May 10 - 12:16 PM

With the New York Islanders eliminated, Kyle Okposo has played in his final game under his five-year, $14 million contract.

Okposo is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. It's not clear if the Islanders will be able to re-sign him, but if they do they'll need to provide him with a substantial raise. He's coming off of a campaign where he had 22 goals and 64 points in 79 contests and he was similarly impressive in the two seasons prior to 2015-16.
May 9 - 8:53 AM

Game 5 could be the final game as a New York Islander for Kyle Okposo.

Okposo is slated to be an unrestricted free agent on July 1 if he doesn't re-sign with the Isles and with the Islanders down 3-1 in the best-of-seven series, Okposo could be wearing his New York jersey for the final time. Okposo has two goals and eight points in 10 playoff games this season and has been a vital member of the top line, alongside John Tavares.
May 8 - 8:03 AM

Kyle Okposo scored in Friday's 2-1 OT loss to the Lightning in Game 4.

Okposo's power play goal at the 4:20 mark of the opening period gave the Isles a 1-0 lead. New York stayed in front until Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov tied the game midway through the third period. In overtime, it was Bolts defenseman Jason Garrison who scored the game-winner. The Islanders now find themselves down 3-1 in the series. One more loss would eliminate them from the Stanley Cup playoffs. Okposo, who's scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, has two goals and eight points in 10 games this postseason. Game 5 could be his last game as an Islander.
May 6 - 10:44 PM

Kyle Okposo registered an assist in a 2-1 double-overtime win against Florida on Sunday.

Okposo finished the first found series with a goal and six points in six games. Over 19 career playoff contests, he has six goals and 13 points.
Apr 25 - 6:50 AM

Kyle Okposo recorded two assists in a 4-3 overtime win against the Panthers on Sunday.

Okposo has recorded at least a point in each of the Islanders' first three playoff games. In total he has a goal and five points over that span.
Apr 18 - 6:19 AM

Kyle Okposo had a goal and an assist in a 5-4 victory over Florida in Game 1 Thursday night.

That gives Okposo six goals and nine points in 14 career postseason contests. He had 22 goals and 64 points in 79 regular season games in 2015-16.
Apr 15 - 10:38 AM

Kyle Okposo will be a healthy scratch for Sunday's season finale against Philadelphia.

He'll presumably be with his wife as she gives birth. Congratulations go out to the Okposo family on their blessed event. He finishes possibly his final regular season with the Islanders with 22 goals and 64 points through 79 games, finishes just shy of matching career highs in both categories.
Apr 10 - 6:12 PM

Kyle Okposo may not be available Sunday as his wife is close to giving birth.

Okposo has 22 goals and 64 points this season and has teamed up with John Tavares once again to be the Islanders leading scorers. Congratulations go out to the Okposo family on their blessed event.
Apr 10 - 9:03 AM

Kyle Okposo now has consecutive two point games thanks to his goal and assist during Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win over Washington.

Okposo now has 22 goals and 62 points through 77 games this season. It's the second time in three campaigns he's had as many points, sitting just five goals and seven points shy of his career highs.
Apr 6 - 12:39 AM

Forward Kyle Okposo scored the New York Islanders' only goal in a 4-1 loss to the visiting Philadelphia Flyers Monday night.

Okposo's goal was his 20th of the season. Despite the fact that the Isles have lost four consecutive games, Okposo has been pretty hot, producing 10 points in his past nine games.
Mar 21 - 10:46 PM

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C1John Tavares
2Frans Nielsen
3Mikhail Grabovski
4Casey Cizikas
5Alan Quine
6James Wright
LW1Brock Nelson
2Anders Lee
3Nikolay Kulemin
4Matt Martin
5Shane Prince
6Eric Boulton
7Michael Dal Colle
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Josh Bailey
3Ryan Strome
4Cal Clutterbuck
5Steve Bernier
D1Johnny Boychuk
2Nick Leddy
3Travis Hamonic
4Calvin de Haan
5Marek Zidlicky
6Thomas Hickey
7Brian Strait
8Scott Mayfield
9Adam Pelech
10Ryan Pulock
G1Thomas Greiss
2Jaroslav Halak
3Jean-Francois Berube