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NYI STATEMENT ON OKPOSO

Friday, 06.08.2007 / 11:33 AM / News
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NYI STATEMENT ON OKPOSO
Islanders '06 First Rounder to Return to Minny

Kyle Okposo
Islanders 2006 first round selection Kyle Okposo has informed the University of Minnesota and the New York Islanders that he will remain in college for the 2007-08 hockey season.

Below are statements from Islanders General Manager Garth Snow on Okposo's decision to stay at Minnesota for his sophomore season:

"The Islanders organization is extremely supportive of Kyle's decision to remain at Minnesota next season. Kyle has a very bright future and another year at the collegiate level will give him the opportunity to continue his development into the player we all imagine he can be one day. We're looking forward to watching Kyle be a leader at Minnesota this season."

Said Okposo: "I feel returning to school best serves my future as an NHL player at this time. I want to be able to step right in and help the Islanders in the future. I didn't feel that I can do that right now. Minnesota is the best place for me to be so I can continue my development."

Okposo was selected by the Islanders seventh overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. The 19-year old forward earned All-WCHA Second Team and WCHA All-Rookie Team honors last season by scoring 19 goals and 21 assists for 40 points, which ranked second on Minnesota in scoring. Okposo was second on the team in goals and finished tied for third in the WCHA in freshman scoring. The native of St. Paul had eight multi-point games and a team-best three multi-goal games on the season.

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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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