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NYI STATEMENT ON OKPOSO

Friday, 06.8.2007 / 11:33 AM ET / 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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