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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 MTL 62 41 16 5 171 135 87
2 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
3 NYR 61 38 17 6 192 152 82
4 TBL 64 38 20 6 210 171 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 64 34 20 10 188 159 78
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 63 28 22 13 154 178 69
10 PHI 63 27 25 11 168 183 65
11 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 62 26 32 4 160 196 56
14 CAR 61 24 30 7 142 162 55
15 TOR 63 25 33 5 170 193 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 64 30 35 4 65
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 64 14 27 22 41
B. Nelson 64 17 19 7 36
F. Nielsen 64 11 25 12 36
A. Lee 58 20 13 13 33
J. Bailey 52 12 19 10 31
J. Boychuk 54 7 23 16 30
N. Leddy 64 8 18 15 26
T. Hamonic 54 4 21 15 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 33 13 0 .911 2.46
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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