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Kyle Okposo | Winger | #21

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/16/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 218
College: Minnesota
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (7) / NYI
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Kyle Okposo halted a five-game goalless drought Tuesday night.
He took advantage of a turnover by Toronto goaltender Frederik Andersen. Okposo leads the Sabres with 13 goals and 29 points in 43 games this season. Jan 18 - 9:56 AM

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Kyle Okposo will represent the Buffalo Sabres at the 2017 NHL All-Star Game.

"It feels good. It feels like it's a bit of a reward for my play," Okposo said. "This year is probably not the best statistical year that I've had. With coming here and everything being new, the transition, the guys make it easy but at times it's difficult, just trying to get used to everything and still get cemented in the lineup somewhere. It definitely feels good. Feels like a reward." He currently co-leads the Sabres in scoring with 27 points in 39 games. Okposo also ranks first on the team with 12 goals.
Jan 11 - 10:34 AM

Kyle Okposo picked up a goal and an assist in Buffalo's 4-3 overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.

Okposo's power play goal in the second period gave the Sabres a 2-1 lead at the time, while his assist on Jack Eichel's power play marker helped make it 3-2 for Buffalo. Unfortunately for the Sabres, Artem Anisimov was able to tie the game with just over two minutes remaining before Patrick Kane added the game-winner in overtime. Okposo has 12 goals and 15 assists in 37 games. He's now picked up at least one point in four straight games.
Jan 5 - 11:47 PM

Kyle Okposo has been credited with Buffalo's only goal in Saturday's 3-1 loss to Boston.

The scoring change was announced by the NHL on Tuesday. Okposo now has 11 goals and 24 points in 35 games. Jack Eichel and Rasmus Ristolainen were given the assists.

Kyle Okposo snapped his seven-game goal drought during Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Bruins.

He netted a power-play goal in the first period to end a five-game point skid as well. The Sabres' massive off-season signing now has 10 goals and 23 points in 34 games this season.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 11:09:00 PM

Kyle Okposo will face his former Islanders teammates for the first time this season on Friday night.

"It's going to be fun," Okposo said. "I'm excited to play these guys. I still talk to quite a few of them. It's going to be weird playing them, but once you get into the game it will be fun. I played with a lot of those guys for a long time. They know my tendencies, I know their tendencies, so that part of it will be a bit of a chess match. I'm looking forward to it." He spent the first nine years of his career with the Isles prior to signing with the Sabres as a free agent.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 07:39:00 AM

Kyle Okposo collected three assists in Tuesday's 6-3 win over Los Angeles.

Coach Dan Bylsma wanted to get Jack Eichel going offensively again and Okposo's presence on the line seemed to spark the young sniper. Okposo set up two goals by Eichel and one by Evander Kane in the contest. He leads the team in scoring with nine goals and 21 points in 27 games.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 09:39:00 AM

Kyle Okposo (illness) is being called a game-time decision for Tuesday's match against Los Angeles.

However, it seems likely that he will play. "Obviously I'm not 100 percent," Okposo said. "But hopefully I'll get a good meal in me today and be back and be ready to go for tonight." He took part in the morning session and is expected to play with Jack Eichel and Evander Kane if he is in the lineup.
Source: Sabres.com
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 01:20:00 PM

Kyle Okposo skipped Monday's practice because of an illness.

However, he is hopeful that he will feel better Tuesday in order to play against the Los Angeles Kings. if he is available then Okposo is slated to skate on the same line as Jack Eichel and Evander Kane.
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 01:58:00 PM

Kyle Okposo skated on a line with Jack Eichel and Evander Kane at Sunday's practice.

Okposo has generated four goals and eight points in the past nine games. Eichel has picked up one assist in the last four games, so coach Dan Bylsma is hoping that Okposo can give him a lift.
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 09:54:00 AM

Kyle Okposo wasn't impressed with the Sabres' effort in Friday's loss to the Washington Capitals.

Buffalo gave up two power play goals in the game, but Okposo didn't like the team's overall effort either. "Obviously, it hurts giving up a couple PK goals, but I didn’t think we did enough to win the game," Okposo said. "We had a couple good shifts, some good spurts, but we just didn’t have that extra jam. The last few games we’ve had that push, and we just didn’t come with it."
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 12:46:00 PM

Kyle Okposo scored a goal in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Washington Capitals.

With his team trailing 2-0 in the third period, Okposo managed to get the Sabres on the board with a power play goal. Rasmus Ristolainen and Ryan O'Reilly picked up the assists on the Sabres' only goal. Okposo has nine goals and nine assists in his first 26 games with Buffalo.
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 11:19:00 PM

Kyle Okposo netted a goal in Buffalo's 3-2 loss to Washington Monday night.

Zemgus Girgensons also scored a goal for the Sabres. Rasmus Ristolainen, Derek Grant, William Carrier, and Ryan O'Reilly each recorded an assist.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 10:32:00 PM

Kyle Okposo picked up a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-4 win against Ottawa.

Both of his points came on the power play. Okposo has seven goals and eight helpers after 21 games this season.
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 09:50:00 AM

Forward Kyle Okposo scored a goal and added an assist in the Buffalo Sabres' 4-2 victory over the visiting Calgary Flames Monday night.

Okposo's goal was his sixth of the season and it snapped a seven-game goalless slump. His assist also was his sixth. He recorded his assist on Matt Moulson's seventh goal of the season. Also scoring for the Sabres were Johan Larsson (third) and Marcus Foligno (fourth). The Sabres trailed 1-0 after the first period but Okposo, Larsson and Moulson all scored on power plays within less than two minutes in the second period.
Mon, Nov 21, 2016 09:37:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan O'Reilly
2Jack Eichel
3Johan Larsson
4Zemgus Girgensons
5William Carrier
LW1Evander Kane
2Tyler Ennis
3Marcus Foligno
4Nicolas Deslauriers
5Cal O'Reilly
6Cody McCormick
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Sam Reinhart
3Matt Moulson
4Brian Gionta
D1Rasmus Ristolainen
2Zach Bogosian
3Dmitry Kulikov
4Jake McCabe
5Josh Gorges
6Cody Franson
7Justin Falk
8Taylor Fedun
G1Robin Lehner
2Anders Nilsson