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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 had an assist in The Islanders' 5-2 loss to Toronto Tuesday night.
Okposo is off to a great start with two goals and eight points in six games. He set a career-high last season with 69 points and it wouldn't be shocking if he ends up doing a bit better in 2014-15. Oct 22 - 10:37 AM

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Kyle Okposo notched a goal and an assist to go along with his shootout marker which helped the Isles sink the Sharks 4-3 in a shootout on Thursday night.

Okposo has picked up right where he left off after his breakout year last season. The nifty 26-year-old has found the scoresheet in each of the Isles' four games this season, totaling seven points in the young season so far. Okposo is far from a lock to continue exceeding a point-per-game pace, but John Tavares' right winger has shown he is a fantasy star.
Oct 16 - 10:16 PM

Kyle Okposo scored the only goal for the Islanders in their 6-1 loss to the Boston Bruins on Friday night.

The Islanders were never really in this one, as the Bruins scored early and often. Okposo has scored at least 24 goals in two of the last three seasons. The 26-year-old should see plenty of time on John Tavares’ wing, making him a good bet to collect points. New York's goaltender Chad Johnson had a rough night, allowing six goals on 25 shots.
Oct 3 - 10:34 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1John Tavares
2Mikhail Grabovski
3Frans Nielsen
4Ryan Strome
5Casey Cizikas
6Anders Lee
LW1Michael Grabner
2Matt Martin
3Cory Conacher
4Eric Boulton
5Brock Nelson
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Nikolai Kulemin
3Josh Bailey
4Cal Clutterbuck
D1Lubomir Visnovsky
2Johnny Boychuk
3Nick Leddy
4Calvin De Haan
5Travis Hamonic
6Thomas Hickey
7Matt Carkner
8Brian Strait
9Matt Donovan
G1Jaroslav Halak
2Chad Johnson