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Kyle Okposo | Winger

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/16/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 212
College: Minnesota
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Kyle Okposo spent much of the summer training with John Tavares.
The Islanders tried putting Okposo and Tavares on the same line last season and it worked out great. Okposo was the big benefactor as he went from recording 24 points in 48 games in 2013 to 69 points in 71 contests last season. With them continuing to work together over the summer, it should be easy for them to pick up where they left off. Sep 15 - 5:45 AM

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Kyle Okposo (lower body) isn't expected to return for New York's last three games of the season.

Coach Jack Capuano doesn't expect any of the team's injured players to return before the end of the year. "No need to rush anyone back," he said. "The standings won't change." That could include Cal Clutterbuck and Calvin De Haan, who were hurt recently. Okposo hasn't played since Mar. 25 because of a lower-body injury.
Apr 10 - 1:27 PM

Kyle Okposo (lower body) is slated to miss Wednesday's game against Ottawa.

There hasn't been much word regarding his status, but the Islanders will go with the same lineup that defeated Florida on Tuesday. Okposo has been out of action since Mar. 25 with a lower-body injury.
Apr 2 - 6:11 PM

Kyle Okposo is being listed as a game-time decision for Thursday's contest against Tampa Bay.

If he sits then it's probably due to a lower-body ailment that he's been playing through of late. The Islanders called up John Persson in the morning on an emergency basis.
Mar 27 - 6:38 PM

Kyle Okposo didn't practice Monday, but he will travel with the team to Raleigh.

The Islanders play the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night. Okposo appears to still be dealing with a lower-body injury, which he returned to the lineup from on Sunday.
Mar 24 - 4:09 PM

Kyle Okposo is expected to play Sunday against the Blue Jackets.

He did not practice Friday due to a lower-body injury but seems good to go Sunday. Make sure he is active.
Mar 23 - 9:53 AM

Kyle Okposo couldn't complete Friday's practice due to a lower-body injury.

Okposo is day-to-day as a result. With him sidelined, that means the Islanders have lost their entire top line, including John Tavares (knee) and Thomas Vanek (traded). For Okposo, this is an unfortunate setback in what has been a great season. He's broken out with 27 goals and 69 points in 69 games this season.
Mar 21 - 5:34 PM

Kyle Okposo has three goals and 10 points in 10 games since the Olympic break.

Okposo has been great all year, but those numbers are particularly noteworthy because he's put them up without the benefit of playing alongside John Tavares and, for the most part, Thomas Vanek. This has been a breakout campaign for Okposo and we don't expect him to regress significantly in 2014-15.
Mar 20 - 10:02 AM

Kyle Okposo was awarded with the second star of the week.

He amassed seven points, including six assists, in three games. Okposo registered three straight multi-point efforts to give him 69 points in 68 matches this campaign. He will enter this week's action on a four-game scoring streak.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 17 - 1:07 PM

Kyle Okposo notched a goal and an assist as the Islanders defeated the lowly Sabres 4-1 on Saturday night.

Perhaps Okposo isn't just the product of playing with world-class center John Tavares. Okposo is still piling up points even without Tavares in the lineup, with them in four straight tilts. Altogether, the winger has 27 goals and 42 assists on the season. Ryan Strome, Frans Nielsen and Cal Clutterbuck picked up the other markers, while Lubomir Visnovsky set up three goals. Matt Carkner had seven penalty minutes.

Kyle Okposo orchestrated two assists for the Islanders in their 4-3 loss to San Jose on Friday night.

The 25 year-old breakout winger is still putting up points despite the absence of his playmaking center John Tavares and the offensive prowess of Thomas Vanek. In eight games since the Olympic break, Okposo has compiled two goals and six assists for eight points.
Mar 14 - 9:34 PM

Kyle Okposo registered three assists on Monday.

The fact that Okposo is still producing after the John Tavares injury and Thomas Vanek trade is very encouraging. He has 26 goals and 65 points in 66 games and while we wouldn't be surprised if he takes a step back in 2014-15, we don't think the decline will be significant.
Mar 11 - 9:49 AM

Kyle Okposo scored a goal in the Islanders 4-3 loss to the Flames Friday night.

Okposo now has 26 goals and 36 assists in 65 games season. He has already surpassed his career-high in goals and points in a season. Colin McDonald and Brock Nelson also tallied for the Islanders.
Mar 8 - 2:16 AM

Kyle Okposo was the only goal scorer for the New York Islanders in a 6-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils on Saturday afternoon.

Okposo set a new career high with his 25th marker of the season and he has a personal best of 60 points in 61 games. It may be tougher for him to produce without John Tavares, but his past chemistry with Josh Bailey should help ease the loss. Bailey and Thomas Vanek earned assists on the play.
Mar 1 - 4:41 PM

Kyle Okposo is going to have a tough time maintaining his point-per-game pace without a bonafide center to play with on Isles' the top line.

His favorite pal John Tavares is out long term after suffering a knee injury during the Olympics, while the Isles' second line center Frans Nielsen is still a few weeks away from returning from a broken hand. That makes third line rookie Brock Nielson the team's de facto number one center, and to make matters worse, trade talks are whirling around Okposo's other skilled linemate Thomas Vanek.
Feb 23 - 6:06 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1John Tavares
2Mikhail Grabovski
3Frans Nielsen
4Ryan Strome
5Casey Cizikas
6Anders Lee
LW1Michael Grabner
2Matt Martin
3Cory Conacher
4Johan Sundstrom
5Eric Boulton
6Brock Nelson
7Michael Dal Colle
RW1Nikolai Kulemin
2Kyle Okposo
3Josh Bailey
4Cal Clutterbuck
5Colin McDonald
6Jack Skille
7Joshua Ho-Sang
D1Lubomir Visnovsky
2Travis Hamonic
3Calvin De Haan
4Thomas Hickey
5Matt Carkner
6Brian Strait
7Matt Donovan
8T.J. Brennan
G1Jaroslav Halak
2Chad Johnson