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Kyle Okposo | Winger

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/16/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 217
College: Minnesota
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Due to the NHL's mumps outbreak, the New York Islanders players decided to delay scheduled visits to children's hospitals on Tuesday.
"We're extremely disappointed that the event has been postponed, but understand the circumstances," forward Kyle Okposo said. "This has always been one of our favorite events to take part in because seeing a child smile when we give them a gift or take a picture with them is what the holiday season is all about. We're happy the children will still receive the gifts and look forward to visiting the local hospitals soon." It's not hard to see why the Islanders' players felt this was the right move given what recently happened in Pittsburgh. Beau Bennett recently paid a visit to Pittsburgh's Children's Hospital and then later found out that he had the mumps, which led to children being put into isolation. Dec 17 - 9:25 AM

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Kyle Okposo netted a goal for the Islanders in their 3-2 win over the Blackhawks on Saturday night.

The Islanders were outplayed in the first, then turned on the jets possession-wise in the second and third periods. New York went down twice in the game, responding within six seconds in the second period and in seven minutes in the third. Okposo’s power play goal tied the game at two, and he has seven goals and 27 points on the year. Lubomir Visnovsky scored the winner, with Cal Clutterbuck getting the team's first goal of the game. Brock Nelson led the team with seven shots on goal.
Dec 13 - 9:44 PM

Kyle Okposo scored and added an assist in the Islanders' 6-3 loss to St. Louis on Thursday night.

The righty has 26 points in 29 games this season to go with seven multi-point games on the year. Okposo is in for a tough test on Saturday against the Blackhawks and streaking goaltender Scott Darling.
Dec 12 - 12:06 AM

Kyle Okposo's two assists weren't enough as the New York Islanders fell to the St. Louis Blues 6-4 on Saturday.

Okposo now has 24 points in 27 games this season, and he could improve upon his five goals considering his bad shooting luck (6.0 shooting percentage). Nick Leddy also had two assists while Frans Nielsen scored a goal and added a helper of his own.
Dec 6 - 4:28 PM

Kyle Okposo didn't score but he certainly came close as he and the New York Islanders prevailed Monday night with a memorable, 1-0 shootout win over the visiting Philadelphia Flyers.

Okposo fired eight shots on net and was robbed on several good opportunities by Flyers goalie Steve Mason, who had a phenomenal game with 46 saves. Mason stopped Okposo on his shootout chance as well, but Frans Neilsen and John Tavares were able to get past Mason in the shootout and the Islanders were able to come out with a victory. It was their fourth victory in a row.
Nov 24 - 10:43 PM

Kyle Okposo spent part of Tuesday's game on a line with Frans Nielsen and Mikhail Grabovski.

The ideal scenario for Okposo owners is that he would continue to play with John Tavares, but Okposo can be effective even without the superstar forward. Okposo had two assists Tuesday to extend his point streak to three games.
Nov 19 - 9:29 AM

Kyle Okposo scored the shootout winner in the Islanders' 4-3 win over Florida on Friday.

Okposo also picked up an assist on John Tavares' second period goal. The 26-year-old has had a solid season so far in 2014-15. Okposo has five goals and 15 points in 16 games this season. He was also named the game's first star.
Nov 14 - 11:38 PM

Kyle Okposo had a goal and an assist in a 3-2 overtime versus the Anaheim Ducks.

Okposo has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last seven games. He has five goals and 14 points in 12 contests in 2014-15. It's hard to see him maintaining that pace, but at the same time we don't expect him to decline significantly.
Nov 6 - 9:26 AM

Kyle Okposo scored the only goal for the Islanders in their 3-1 loss to the Sharks on Saturday night.

Okposo potted the first goal of the game via assists from Nick Leddy and Johnny Boychuk. Okposo’s breakout 2013-14 season (27 goals, 69 points) does not appear to be a fluke as the 26-year-old has registered four goals and 12 points in 11 games this year. Cory Conacher had 10 penalty minutes, while Cal Clutterbuck recorded 11 hits.
Nov 2 - 1:34 AM

Kyle Okposo's four-game point streak came to an end on Thursday.

The Islanders as a team couldn't do much in that game as they suffered a 5-0 loss to Colorado. Okposo emerged last season as one of the Islanders' top players and he's gotten off to a great start in 2014-15 with three goals and 11 points in 10 games.
Oct 31 - 11:04 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1John Tavares
2Mikhail Grabovski
3Frans Nielsen
4Ryan Strome
5Casey Cizikas
6Anders Lee
LW1Michael Grabner
2Matt Martin
3Eric Boulton
4Brock Nelson
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Nikolay 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