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ISLANDERS TAKE OKPOSO 7TH OVERALL!

Saturday, 06.24.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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ISLANDERS TAKE OKPOSO 7TH OVERALL!
US League scorer selected 7th overall

The Islanders have selected right winger Kyle Okposo with the seventh overall selection at the 2006 NHL Entry draft in Vancouver.

Okposo tallied 27 goals, 31 assists and 58 points in 50 games during the 2005-2006 season with Des Moines of the USHL.

The University of Minnesota prospect is a steady two-way forward. Okposo can produce on the power play and contribute shorthanded as well. He'll be a nice addition to the Islanders' specialty team units.

"Kyle is a big, strong guy who runs over people," said GM Neil Smith. "Islanders fans will be excited to see him play. We had him very high on our list."

Okposo is a powerful skater who is dangerous coming out of the corners.

He takes hits well and dishes them out just as effectively. He plays hard and stickhandles well in traffic. His hard-nosed, no-quit style is complemented by his soft hands.

Okposo is not afraid to sacrifice his body to block a shot. His intelligence makes his game effective at both ends of the ice.

"Kyle has a certain edge to his game," said head coach Ted Nolan. "He drives to the net well. He's a big kid, and we're very excited to get him."

A hard-working talent is what can be expected by Islanders fans from this young phenom.


Stay tuned for more as the draft continues in Vancouver.


Kyle Okposo's Bio

Forward
Born Apr 16 1988 St. Paul, MN
Height 6.01 Weight 205
Central Scouting Rank: 11th

 

 

Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM
2005-06 Des Moines Buccaneers USHL 50 27 31 58 56

 

* 1st ROUND -  ISLANDERS TAKE OKPOSO 7th OVERALL!

* 2nd ROUND - ISLANDERS PICK JOENSUU

* 3rd ROUND - ISLANDERS TAKE FIGREN

* 4th ROUND - RAKHSHANI, WESLOSKY, MARCINKO AND ROGERS SELECTED

* 5th ROUND - SIMS AND JOHANSSON PICKED

* 6th and 7th ROUND - FINAL ROUND SELECTIONS

* MORE OF THE DRAFT CENTRAL '06

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 48 30 14 4 156 127 64
2 NYI 46 31 14 1 151 129 63
3 DET 47 27 11 9 139 119 63
4 MTL 45 29 13 3 123 106 61
5 PIT 46 26 12 8 138 117 60
6 NYR 44 27 13 4 134 106 58
7 WSH 46 24 13 9 137 120 57
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 44 20 14 10 107 122 50
10 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
11 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
12 PHI 48 19 22 7 130 146 45
13 CBJ 45 20 22 3 113 142 43
14 NJD 47 17 22 8 107 134 42
15 CAR 46 16 25 5 98 120 37
16 BUF 47 14 30 3 89 167 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 46 21 24 -2 45
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 46 8 25 16 33
B. Nelson 46 15 15 6 30
F. Nielsen 46 9 16 4 25
J. Boychuk 36 4 18 15 22
J. Bailey 34 8 13 8 21
N. Leddy 46 7 14 15 21
N. Kulemin 46 11 9 1 20
A. Lee 40 13 5 7 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 25 9 0 .910 2.41
C. Johnson 6 5 0 .870 3.38

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