ISLANDERS TAKE OKPOSO 7TH OVERALL!

Saturday, 06.24.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / 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 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 6 2 4 3 6
J. Bailey 6 2 3 2 5
N. Leddy 6 0 5 1 5
R. Strome 6 2 1 1 3
K. Okposo 6 2 1 1 3
C. Clutterbuck 6 2 1 2 3
B. Nelson 5 2 0 1 2
N. Kulemin 6 1 1 0 2
L. Visnovsky 4 0 2 5 2
J. Boychuk 6 0 2 1 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 3 3 1 .926 2.34
M. Neuvirth 0 0 0 1.000 0.00

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