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Big third period helps Isles to top Rangers, remain undefeated

  Kyle Okposo scored his 100th NHL goal to snap a tie 48 seconds into the third period, and the undefeated New York Islanders netted four goals on seven shots in the final frame to beat the sliding New York Rangers 6-3 on Tuesday night. The Islanders, who opened with a home-and-home sweep of Carolina, improved to 3-0 when they broke loose for four goals in the first 10:59 of the...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Okposo Scores 100th Goal as Islanders Beat Their Cross Town Rivals

#457220062 / Due to the Islanders recent unsuccessful play, the Rangers-Islanders rivalry hasn’t been all that intense, despite the Isles magical season just two years ago.  However, a hot start for the Islanders and a Rangers team one year removed from an appearance in the Stanley Cup Final makes for a heated match-up.  The Islanders got the best of the Rangers...
Via TopSportsReport
10 days ago  |  Discuss

High Salary Capped Teams Not Guaranteed Success

from Kevin Allen of USA TODAY, Count New York Islanders winger Kyle Okposo among those who think that money can't buy success in the NHL's salary cap era. "I think definitely we can compete with anyone in the league, and you don't have to be a cap team to do that," Okposo said. According to, the Islanders are roughly $10 million under...
Via Kukla's Korner
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders' Okposo: 'I want to take that next step' after career season

Kyle Okposo reached new heights with the New York Islanders in 2013-14, recording career-highs in goals (27) and points (69) in 71 games played during his seventh professional season. Okposo, who is finally living up to his potential at age 26 after being drafted seventh overall in 2006, addressed the media after an informal team skate on Wednesday, making it clear he wants to build...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 11, 2014  |  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...
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...
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyle Okposo finally reaching full potential with Islanders

When the New York Islanders picked Kyle Okposo with the seventh-overall selection in the 2006 NHL entry draft, this is the player that they were hoping for. The way he’s playing right now has been what they’ve been so patient for. Everyone knows that defensemen take longer to develop in this league than forwards. There’s one exception to that line of thinking though. Power...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Kyle Okposo scored a brilliant short handed goal to get the Islanders back in their game today

When he's not beating up folks and scoring game winners, New York Islander Kyle Okposo is scoring dazzling short handed goals against the #1 seeded Pittsburgh Penguins. **Follow us on Twitter... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~
Via Bob's Blitz
May 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Kyle Okposo shows Support for Jack Jablonski, Paralyzed Teen Hockey Star

The story of Jack Jablonski, a prep hockey star from Minnesota, has shocked and saddened the hockey community. Jablonski was paralyzed after he was accidentally checked from behind during a Holiday Hockey Classic Tournament on Friday night against Wayzata (Minn.) High. The 16-year-old hockey star was rushed to Hennepin County Medical Center and under went surgery this morning to...
Via Islanders Hockey Blog
January 04, 2012  |  Discuss
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