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Kyle Okposo | Winger | #21

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/16/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 217
College: Minnesota
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (7) / NYI
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Kyle Okposo scored his third career hat trick during Sunday's 8-1 win over the Oilers.
Two power play tallies and an even strength goal, plus an assist, amounts to quite the day for Okposo. He's now up to 15 goals and 36 points in his walk year. Feb 7 - 6:26 PM

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Kyle Okposo said there hasn't been much talk yet about a contract extension with New York.

He can become an unrestricted free agent in July if a new deal isn't reach with the Islanders. Okposo has an NHL salary of $4.5 million this year, but his cap hit is only $2.8 million. He has 12 goals and 35 points in 45 contests this season.
Feb 2 - 5:44 PM

Kyle Okposo is dealing with an illness.

Okposo missed Friday's practice as a result. He's still expected to be available on Saturday, but we'll wait and see.
Jan 8 - 11:52 AM

Kyle Okposo scored two goals and an assist in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Dallas Stars.

Okposo registered the primary assist on Anders Lee's power play goal in the first period. He also scored the game tying goal in the first period (2-2) and the go-ahead goal (3-2) in the second frame. Mikhail Grabovski and Cal Clutterbuck (twice) also scored for the Islanders. Okposo has 10 goals and 31 points in 38 games this season.
Jan 3 - 8:03 PM

Kyle Okposo will indeed return to the Islanders' lineup Sunday against Toronto.

Okposo has posted six goals and 22 points through 33 games to go along with 23 PIMs and 46 hits. Not too shabby, though not quite what he or the Islanders were hoping for in his walk-year. Okposo will skate to the right of Josh Bailey and Frans Nielsen on the second line.
Source: Dan Myers
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 01:47:00 PM

Kyle Okposo (lower body) practiced on Saturday and appears to be good to go on Sunday.

Okposo missed the last two games before the Christmas break as he had a nagging injury. Hopefully it's over with now and Okposo can return to being a top-six forward. He lined up at practice with Josh Bailey and Frans Nielsen. Okposo has eight goals and 26 points this season in 33 games with a minus-four rating. He should be ready to be put back into your lineup.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 09:11:00 AM

It's not entirely clear what's next for Kyle Okposo (lower body) after taking two games off.

The hope was skipping two games, combined with the Christmas break, would be enough to deal with Okposo's nagging injury. He'll need to be re-evaluated after the break though. In the meantime, Islanders coach Jack Capuano was asked if this is something that might require surgery and the bench boss didn't think so, but didn't know for certain.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 09:19:00 AM

Kyle Okposo (lower body) will miss the Islanders' next two contests.

Okposo has been dealing with a nagging injury and the Islanders have opted to rest him as a result. The timing makes sense because after Saturday and Monday's games, the Islanders won't play again until Dec. 27, so he'll end up getting nine days (starting with the Islanders' last game) to recover.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 04:02:00 PM

Kyle Okposo netted the game-winning goal for the Islanders in their 3-2 overtime triumph against the Blue Jackets on Saturday night.

Okposo also scored the game’s first goal in the first period and had an assist, so he has eight goals and 25 points this season. The better he — and the Isles — perform, the harder it will be for general manager Garth Snow to consider moving him, an unrestricted free agent this offseason, before the trade deadline. Frans Nielsen scored the other goal on the power play.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 09:55:00 PM

Kyle Okposo had an assist in a 2-1 shootout win over the New York Rangers.

Okposo now has six goals and 21 points in 26 contests in 2015-16. Frustratingly for Okposo owners in standard leagues, he also finished with a negative plus/minus rating for a third straight game. He's now a team-worst minus-four this season.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 10:55:00 AM

Kyle Okposo scored his fifth goal of the season as the New York Islanders defeated the visiting Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 Wednesday night.

Okposo's goal, assisted by John Tavares (10), proved to be the game winner. He scored at 5:14 of the second period to give the Isles a 2-1 lead. Frans Nielsen sealed the win with an empty-net goal at 18:51 of the third period. It was Nielsen's ninth goal of the season. Casey Cizikas scored the Isles' first goal, a shorthanded effort at 19:02 of the first period. Cizikas has three goals on the season.
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 11:36:00 PM

Kyle Okposo recorded an assist in a 2-1 loss to Los Angeles on Thursday.

Okposo has recorded a point in three of his last four games. He has four goals and 12 points in 17 contests in 2015-16.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 11:12:00 AM

Kyle Okposo had an assist in the Islanders' 2-1 loss to Boston on Sunday.

Okposo now has four goals and 11 points in 15 games this season. That puts him on pace to get 60 points, but if anything he should do moderately better than that, barring an injury.
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 11:03:00 AM

It looks like Kyle Okposo and John Tavares will reunite on the top line.

Nikolay Kulemin is slated to be the third member of the line. The Islanders have scored only eight goals in their last five games so coach Jack Capuano is going back to the tried and true combination of Tavares and Okposo. Okposo has 10 points in 14 games so he has good fantasy value.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 08:34:00 AM

Kyle Okposo's fourth tally of the season was all the Islanders could produce during a 4-1 loss to Montreal on Thursday night.

Okposo had been held off the scoresheet for four games prior to Thursday night's matchup. His stats still add up to a respectable 10 points in 14 games so far this season.
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 10:49:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1John Tavares
2Frans Nielsen
3Mikhail Grabovski
4Casey Cizikas
LW1Brock Nelson
2Anders Lee
3Nikolay Kulemin
4Matt Martin
5Eric Boulton
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
8Adam Pelech
G1Jaroslav Halak
2Thomas Greiss
3Jean-Francois Berube