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Kyle Okposo
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Kyle Okposo  #21

New York Islanders  Right Wing
NUMBER: 21 BIRTHDATE: April 16, 1988  (AGE 26)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: St. Paul, MN, United States
WEIGHT: 217 DRAFTED: NYI / 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (7th overall)
- Recorded multi-point performances in three straight games from Oct. 17-22 (2g/4a)
- Had a five-game point/assist streak (3g/5a) from Oct. 17-26
- Had three straight multi-point games from Nov. 2-5 (1g/6a)
- Had a three-point night, including the GWG, in his hometown on Dec. 29 at MIN
- Made it consecutive three-point games for the first time in his career (1g/2a) on Dec. 31 at BOS
- Matched his career high with an eight-game point streak (6g/7a) from Dec. 17 - Jan. 2
- Missed his first game since Nov. 19, 2011 due to the birth of his first child on Jan. 6 (had played in 156 straight).
- Had a Gordie Howe Hat Trick, including first reg. season fight and 20th goal, on Jan. 20 vs. PHI
- Surpassed his career-season high in points, with his 53rd (a) and 54th (g) points of the season on Jan. 25 vs. St. Louis
- Had a six game point streak (4g/7a) from Jan. 18-27
- Named NHL's 2nd Star Mar. 17 (1g/6a)
- Suffered a lower-body injury on Mar. 25 at Carolina and missed the final 10 games of the season

 

USHL All-Rookie Team (2006) USHL First All-Star Team (2006) USHL Rookie of the Year (2006) WCHA All-Rookie Team (2007) WCHA Second All-Star Team (2007) Missed majority of 2010-11 due to training camp shoulder injury and resulting surgery.
Quote of the Day

This is a big year for us in a lot of ways. You can see Garth and management really trying to find that solution to get us into the playoffs and consistently have that. The pressure is great. You have to enjoy it. It just means there's a great opportunity ahead of you.

— Islanders captain John Tavares