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Scary eye injury couldn’t stop Kyle Okposo’s Islanders rise

It was a dreary, raining Tuesday morning as Kyle Okposo drove from his home on Long Island into his new professional home in Brooklyn. Before he approached Atlantic Avenue and the swirling rust-colored behemoth of Barclays Center, the longtime Islanders forward from Minnesota had a rare moment of reflection amid the din of the postseason....
Via New York Post
2 days ago

How Important Is Kyle Okposo To The Islanders?

It’s a question that everyone around the organization has pondered this year. Every season Garth Snow has to decide which pending restricted and unrestricted free agents should be re-signed and which players’ price tags are just too high. Kyle Okposo, a former first-round pick of the club, is slated to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st. Okposo currently makes $4.5...
Via Islanders Insight
April 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Islanders call out 'awful' ice at the Barclays Center

Things aren’t pretty inside the Barclays Center. As the New York Islanders attempt to close the year out strong and claim a playoff spot, the ice at the Barclays Center has become a huge issue which has the club talking. Following a recent win in the shootout against the Carolina Hurricanes, the Isles discussed the awful ice conditions. Via the New York Post, Kyle Okposo had...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Okposo gets shootout goal to lift Islanders over Hurricanes

NEW YORK (AP) Kyle Okposo scored the only goal of the shootout and the New York Islanders rallied for a 2-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night. Derek Ryan put the Hurricanes ahead 1-0 late in the second period but hit the post on his shootout attempt in Carolina's NHL-high 16th overtime loss. The Hurricanes have points in four straight games (2-0-2). Thomas Greiss...
Via Associated Press
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Okposo scores in OT as Islanders beat Jets 4-3

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Kyle Okposo scored off a quirky rebound 2:20 into overtime to lift the New York Islanders to a 4-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night. Islanders forward Brock Nelson blasted the puck toward the net, but it hit Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers in the face and Okposo got the rebound and shot it in past goalie Michael Hutchinson. Calvin de Haan, Shane...
Via Associated Press
March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kyle Okposo scores sweet shootout goal

When you are in your contract year, everything becomes amplified times a million. Kyle Okposo is aware of that fact and by golly, he wants to be worth every penny come next summer. Michael Neuvrith still almost saved it after getting deked out of his skates. I am still trying to catch my breath. Wow.
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Kyle Okposo’s Future With Islanders To Be Decided

Time flies, doesn’t it? It feels like just yesterday when the New York Islanders locked up Kyle Okposo to a five-year, $14 million contract extension following the 2010-11 season. Islanders fans were thrilled that Okposo, then 22, would be staying on Long Island for the next half-decade at seemingly great value. At the time he inked the extension, Okposo was a budding star. Kyle...
Via Islanders Insight
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 5 Kyle Okposo Goals During 2013-14 Season

The New York Islanders 2013-2014 season saw the breakthrough of one of their players, Kyle Okposo.  Okposo, a 26-year-old from St. Paul, Minnesota, had a personal record-breaking season with the Islanders. Scoring a total of 27 goals, 42 assists, and 69 points, Okposo proved instrumental to the team on a few different occasions. Here’s a look at his top five moments for the season...
Via Beyond The Benches
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

How Kyle Okposo projects for the New York Islanders

You might not have noticed – hockey fans don’t typically notice what’s going on in Uniondale, NY – but Kyle Okposo is putting together a seriously impressive season for the New York Islanders. Naturally, it begs the question: is this a breakout year for Okposo and the kind of standard he’ll meet for the duration of his career, or merely the product of a perfect storm? Whatever...
Via isportsweb.com
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

After Olympic Snub, Kyle Okposo Scores OT Winner Against Blackhawks, Islanders Crowd Chants ‘USA, USA!’ (Video)

Kyle Okposo didn’t get selected to the United States men’s hockey roster for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, which was revealed on Wednesday. His omission sparked a fierce debate because he was certainly deserving of a spot on the final 25-man squad. The New York Islanders forward turned his frustration into motivation on Thursday night and gave his team a much-needed win...
Via NESN.com
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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