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Kyle Okposo | Winger

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/16/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 217
College: Minnesota
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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. Nov 25 - 11:36 PM

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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.
Nov 13 - 11:12 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.
Nov 9 - 11:03 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.
Nov 8 - 8:34 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.
Nov 5 - 10:49 PM

Kyle Okposo had two assists in the Islanders' 4-0 win over Calgary Monday night.

Okposo has three goals and nine points in nine games this season. While he might not maintain that point-per-game pace, he should surpass the 70-point mark as long as he can stay healthy in 2015-16.
Oct 27 - 9:49 AM

Kyle Okposo recorded three points in the Islanders’ 6-3 win against the Sharks on Saturday night.

A pretty impressive win for the Islanders. Okposo scored and assisted twice — on Josh Bailey’s second-period goal and Frans Nielsen’s empty-netter. He has six points over his last three games. Brock Nelson, Anders Lee and Johnny Boychuk scored the other goals. Bailey and Nielsen also picked up assists, while John Tavares and Ryan Strome recorded two helpers of their own.
Oct 17 - 10:46 PM

Kyle Okposo scored a goal in the Islanders' 4-3 win over Nashville Thursday night.

It was Okposo's first goal of the 2015-16 campaign. He now has three points in four games. If he can stay healthy this season then he should be able to reach the 70-point mark for the first time in his career.
Oct 16 - 9:23 AM

Kyle Okposo is not worried that he has not signed a long-term deal with the New York Islanders.

Okposo is entering the final year of a five-year/$14 million contract and he can become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season if the Islanders do not come up with a good enough offer. "I saw [Kings center Anze] Kopitar had a good line recently when he said he wants to be included in that process as little as possible," Okposo said before last night's season opener. "That's a good guideline to follow." Okposo should have a very good season, especially if he continues to play on the top line with John Tavares as his center.
Oct 10 - 9:13 AM

The New York Islanders lost to the Washington Capitals 6-2 on Sunday evening with goals by Josh Bailey and Kyle Okposo.

With the game well out of reach, Okposo scored a goal 15:22 into the third period to make it 6-2. He had 51 points in just 60 games last season and will be looking to replicate those numbers in the final year of his contract with the Islanders. If he finds himself on a line with John Tavares to start the season, he will be primed for a big year.
Oct 4 - 7:58 PM

Forward Kyle Okposo is wondering if this will be his final season with the New York Islanders.

"It's pretty hard not to (wonder) when you go somewhere and everyone's asking you whether you're going to be traded or not," Okposo said. "It's part of the business, and I'm not naive to that. There's a lot of moving parts. Am I upset about it? No. There's things that upset you on a daily basis in this business, and you just have to go with it. As far as contracts, trade speculation, I don't want that to be a distraction. I just want to go out and play the game." Okposo is on the verge of embarking on his ninth season with the Isles. It is the final season of his five-year, $14 million contract. He finished second on his team in scoring last season with 51 points - 18 goals and 33 assists - in 60 games. He missed nearly two months last season after emergency surgery in January (detached retina).
Sep 14 - 10:48 PM

There was not a lot of trade talk involving Kyle Okposo at the 2015 Draft.

Okposo remained an Islander and the word is that he is seeking a long-term, big salary contract with one year remaining before free agency. The 27-year-old had 51 points in 60 games this season and will earn $4.5 million in the upcoming season. Contract extension talks should be ongoing but the Islanders could still deal him if the talks prove to be stalling or non-existent.
Jun 28 - 8:26 AM

New York Islanders GM Garth Snow says he "doesn't plan on trading Kyle Okposo."

For all the praise Okposo has garnered over the last couple of seasons, he's still not yet proven he's a reliable scoring threat night-in and night-on. Be that as it may, he's still only 27 years old and has amassed 120 points in 131 games over the last two seasons. Okposo has one season left at a $2.8M cap hit, and $4.5M salary, meaning his name will be in the rumor mill until he's either re-signed or traded.
Jun 25 - 5:59 PM

Kyle Okposo "could be on the trading block" leading up to the NHL draft, according to Newsday’s Arthur Staple.

The Islanders do not pick until No. 72, the first time since 2007 the team doesn’t draft in the top 15. Okposo is in the final year of a five-year, $14 million contract. Staple says Islanders general manager Garth Snow "might not be interested in ponying up for a long-term deal," though he cautions nothing is close with any other teams at this point. Okposo had 18 goals and 51 points in 60 games this season.
Jun 20 - 9:03 PM

Kyle Okposo missed 22 games with an eye injury in 2014-15.

He revealed after the Islanders' season ended in the first round of the playoffs that he needed a second surgery on his eye three weeks after the initial procedure to clear up an infection. Okposo recorded 18 goals and 51 points in 60 games last year along with three points in seven postseason contests.
Apr 30 - 2:54 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1John Tavares
2Frans Nielsen
3Ryan Strome
4Mikhail Grabovski
5Casey Cizikas
LW1Brock Nelson
2Anders Lee
3Taylor Beck
4Nikolay Kulemin
5Eric Boulton
6Matt Martin
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Josh Bailey
3Cal Clutterbuck
4Steve Bernier
D1Johnny Boychuk
2Nick Leddy
3Travis Hamonic
4Calvin de Haan
5Marek Zidlicky
6Thomas Hickey
7Brian Strait
G1Jaroslav Halak
2Thomas Greiss