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Kyle Okposo | Winger | #21

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/16/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 220
College: Minnesota
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (7) / NYI
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Kyle Okposo tallied his 10th goal of the season in a 3-2 loss to Washington on Monday in matinee action.
Okposo got Buffalo on the board at the 12:42 mark of the third period, but Evgeny Kuznetsov sealed the Capitals' victory with an empty-netter shortly later. Okposo has collected two goals and eight assists in the last 13 games. Evander Kane also scored for the Sabres with 3.3 seconds left in regulation. Feb 19 - 6:08 PM

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Kyle Okposo registered a pair of assists in Tuesday's 5-0 win over Edmonton.

Okposo earned helpers on goals by Zemgus Girgensons and Jack Eichel (power play) in the contest. He has posted multi-point efforts in four of his last six outings.
Jan 24 - 9:21 AM

Kyle Okposo didn't take part in practice on Friday.

Head coach Phil Housley said that Okposo took a maintenance day. It doesn't sound like the Sabres forward will be forced to miss any time. Okposo has put together three straight multi-point efforts. He has eight goals and 26 points in 43 games this season.
Jan 20 - 10:47 AM

Kyle Okposo scored a goal and an assist in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the New York Rangers.

Okposo's power play tally at the 18:41 mark of the first period tied the game at one. He then registered the primary assist on Rasmus Ristolainen's power play goal to tie the game at three. Okposo finished the night with a minus-2 rating and one shot on goal in 19:24 of ice time. The Sabres have now put together three consecutive multi-point games. Okposo has accumulated seven points during that span. He's up to eight goals and 26 points in 43 games this season.
Jan 18 - 10:29 PM

Kyle Okposo notched a goal and an assist in a 3-1 win over Columbus on Thursday night.

Okposo had the game winner and he assisted on a goal by Ben Pouliot to give him five points in the last two contests. He has recorded seven goals and 24 points in 42 matches this season.
Jan 12 - 8:54 AM

Kyle Okposo collected three helpers in a 7-4 loss to the Winnipeg Jets Tuesday night.

Okposo had the primary assist on two goals by Jack Eichel in the defeat. He also earned a helper on Ryan O'Reilly's power-play marker. Okposo only has six goals and 22 points in 41 matches this campaign, but he has collected 11 points in his last 15 outings.
Jan 10 - 9:29 AM

Kyle Okposo scored for the first time in six games in a 3-2 OT loss to the New York Islanders on Wednesday night.

Okposo had his five-game goalless drought snapped on Wednesday, but it wasn't enough for the Sabres. Buffalo also got a goal from Zemgus Girgensons in the loss. Okposo's had a tough time scoring this year, and only has six goals and 16 points in 35 games.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 12:47:00 AM

Kyle Okposo is hoping to build off his goal on Friday.

Okposo has been limited to four goals and 12 points in 27 contests this season. Not including an empty netter on Nov. 24, Okposo's goal on Friday was his first in 13 contests. "It's been a tough year in the goals and points department for me so I'm trying to build off that," Okposo said. "I have to take advantage of my opportunities and I've had some but just haven't put them in the back of the net. That one definitely felt good to go in." It's worth noting that Okposo's shooting percentage is just 6.5, which is well below his career average of 10.4%. It might be that he's dealt with a bit of bad luck so far and perhaps things will even out in the end.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 09:38:00 AM

Kyle Okposo scored a goal in Friday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.

Okposo's goal at the 11:00 mark of the second period gave the Sabres a 2-1 lead at the time. It was just his second goal in his last three contests. He now has four goals and 12 points in 27 games this season. Okposo has been a major free-agent bust since signing with the Sabres two off-seasons ago.
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 11:53:00 PM

Kyle Okposo scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 3-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers.

Okposo registered the primary assist on Jacob Josefson's second-period goal. He then added an empty-netter in the final minute of regulation. Okposo finished the game with a plus-2 rating, two penalty minutes and three shots on goal in 17:39 of ice time. The Sabres forward now has three goals and eight assists in 21 games this season.
Fri, Nov 24, 2017 10:17:00 PM

Kyle Okposo scored a power play goal in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Florida Panthers.

Okposo's goal at the 13:02 mark of the first period gave the Sabres a 1-0 lead, but it was all downhill from there. On a positive note, the 29-year-old has two goals in his last four games after not scoring in his first 10 contests. Still, Okposo's production has been incredibly disappointing since signing a free-agent contract with Buffalo in the summer of 2016. He has just five points and a minus-9 rating in 14 games this season.
Fri, Nov 10, 2017 10:08:00 PM

Kyle Okposo scored his first goal of the season on Thursday against the Arizona Coyotes.

Okposo was definitely bothered to have only scored his first goal in his 11th game of the season. "It's a big goal for me," the right winger admitted. "I've been pressing. I felt like the last five games have been better for me, but still without that goal, it's always tough. You're looking to get those zeros off the board. Hopefully, the floodgates open, but that was a big one for me." He now has points in two straight games but a slow start to the season has him currently at four points in 11 games. He definitely has offensive upside but can safely be dropped in fantasy leagues.
Sat, Nov 4, 2017 09:51:00 AM

Kyle Okposo registered his first goal of the year on Thursday night in a 5-4 win over Arizona.

Okposo got on the board with 0.9 seconds left in the first period to make it 1-1. He also added an assist in the match. Okposo has provided four points through 11 games this season.
Fri, Nov 3, 2017 09:14:00 AM

Kyle Okposo has contributed one assist in first nine games this season.

Okposo had four markers last year through nine matches. Matt Moulson, Jordan Nolan and Jacob Josefson are Buffalo's other goalless forwards. Okposo should not be among that group and needs to get going.
Fri, Oct 27, 2017 08:45:00 AM

Kyle Okposo practiced alongside Jack Eichel and Evander Kane on Monday.

Okposo spent a lot of time on the bench on Friday, but he looked a lot better during Saturday's contest, which has gotten him out of the doghouse. "Still looking for more, still looking for production," Okposo said. "That's something that I've prided myself on the last number of years, and it's not there right now. I thought the work was better definitely and created some opportunities … but I've got to produce." Okposo has an assist and minus-six rating in seven contests this season so he's still has a long way to go, but at least he's in a position to succeed.
Tue, Oct 24, 2017 04:54:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Jack Eichel
2Ryan O'Reilly
3Sam Reinhart
4Evan Rodrigues
5Jacob Josefson
6Johan Larsson
LW1Evander Kane
2Benoit Pouliot
3Zemgus Girgensons
4Nicholas Baptiste
5Jordan Nolan
6Scott Wilson
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Jason Pominville
D1Rasmus Ristolainen
2Marco Scandella
3Zach Bogosian
4Nathan Beaulieu
5Jake McCabe
6Josh Gorges
7Victor Antipin
8Casey Nelson
9Justin Falk
G1Robin Lehner
2Chad Johnson