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Kyle Okposo

28-Year-Old Right Wing – Buffalo Sabres

2015-16 NHL Stats

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42

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51

2015-16 NHL Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Until an eye injury put him in the presss box for a quarter of last season, Okposo was on pace for another career year. The 6-foot-0, 217-pound Okposo has a rare combination of size and speed that alongside John Tavares, has helped give the Islanders a formidable core on the...

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SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 217   DOB: 4/14/1988   BORN: St. Paul, Minnesota   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #7 Overall in 2006   Show ContractHide Contract

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Kyle Okposo Contract Information:

Signed a sever-year, $42 million contract with the Sabres in July of 2016.

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Okposo signed a seven-year, $42 million contract with the Sabres on Friday, ESPN reports.

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Kyle Okposo NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2007-08 19 9 2 3 5 3 2 15 13.3 1 0 1 0 1
2008-09 20 65 18 21 39 -6 36 165 10.9 3 0 18:01 9 4 13 3:11 64 30
2009-10 21 80 19 33 52 -23 34 249 7.6 4 0 20:32 4 18 22 4:18 62 44
2010-11 22 NHL NYI 38 5 15 20 3 40 72 6.9 2 0 16:35 0 5 5 2:33 31 16
2011-12 23 NHL NYI 79 24 21 45 -15 46 152 15.8 2 0 17:04 3 3 6 1:41 51 33
2012-13 24 NHL NYI 48 4 20 24 -2 38 101 4.0 0 0 16:57 0 3 3 1:51 48 21
2013-14 25 NHL NYI 71 27 42 69 -9 51 195 13.8 4 0 20:26 5 10 15 3:57 43 35
2014-15 26 NHL NYI 60 18 33 51 -8 12 195 9.2 2 0 19:33 6 12 18 4:02 53 23
2015-16 27 NHL NYI 79 22 42 64 -4 51 202 10.9 4 0 18:12 7 16 23 3:30 90 39
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Kyle Okposo – Playing Time Overview

2015-16 Time On Ice Stats

18:12

Average Time On Ice

On average, Kyle Okposo was on the ice for 18:12.

3:30

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Kyle Okposo was on the ice for 3:30 during power plays.

0:05

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Kyle Okposo was on the ice for 0:05 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2013-14 20:26 3:57 0:10
2014-15 19:33 4:02 0:02
2015-16 18:12 3:30 0:05

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   Kyle Okposo
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 9 @NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 16:29 1:20
Apr 8 CLM Did Not Play
Apr 5 @NJD 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 8 12.5 0 1 23:35 2:38
Apr 2 @NYR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 20:20 4:08
Mar 31 TOR 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 17:37 2:26
Mar 29 @PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 22:01 3:17
Mar 28 @DET Did Not Play
Mar 26 WPG 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 3 1 17:35 1:23
Mar 22 @CAR Did Not Play
Mar 19 @TOR 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 16:48 1:00
Mar 18 OTT Did Not Play
Mar 16 MON Did Not Play
Mar 12 CAR 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 0 19:33 0:00
Mar 10 @MON Did Not Play
Mar 8 NYR 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 16:22 3:06
Mar 7 @TOR Did Not Play
Mar 5 MIN Did Not Play
Mar 3 CGY 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 2 17:07 4:45
Mar 1 EDM 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 2 18:06 1:21
Feb 27 @LOS Did Not Play
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Feb 26 @SAN Did Not Play
Feb 24 @ANA Did Not Play
Feb 21 PIT Did Not Play
Feb 19 @CLM 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 17:28 6:09
Feb 16 @OTT Did Not Play
Feb 14 COL Did Not Play
Feb 12 MON Did Not Play
Feb 11 @PHI 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0.0 2 0 14:48 3:18
Feb 9 FLA 0 1 1 -2 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 0 18:59 2:23
Feb 6 @BOS 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 15:51 5:31
Feb 4 BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 18:01 3:15
Feb 3 @MON Did Not Play
Jan 26 @OTT Did Not Play
Jan 25 @NYR 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 16:46 2:46
Jan 22 DET 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 50.0 0 0 18:08 3:20
Jan 20 @COL Did Not Play
Jan 18 @ARI Did Not Play
Jan 16 WAS Did Not Play
Jan 15 BOS Did Not Play
Jan 12 @MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 13:12 3:54
Jan 10 @WPG Did Not Play
Jan 8 @CHI Did Not Play
Jan 5 FLA Did Not Play
Jan 2 DET 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 10 0.0 3 0 15:33 0:54
Dec 31 NYI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 16:18 2:00
Dec 30 @WAS Did Not Play
Dec 28 WAS Did Not Play
Dec 26 @BOS Did Not Play
Dec 19 CHI Did Not Play
Dec 17 ANA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 21:59 5:11
Dec 15 NJD 0 0 0 -1 6 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 18:38 3:36
Dec 14 @DET Did Not Play
Dec 12 LOS 2 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 6 33.3 0 1 23:03 4:48
Dec 10 @CGY Did Not Play
Dec 7 @VAN Did Not Play
Dec 6 @EDM Did Not Play
Dec 4 ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 0 18:08 3:08
Dec 1 @DET Did Not Play
Nov 28 @NAS 0 0 0 -1 7 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 16:24 1:27
Nov 27 CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 19:29 1:52
Nov 25 NAS 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 2 1 19:31 2:21
Nov 23 STL Did Not Play
Nov 21 @DAL Did Not Play
Nov 19 @STL Did Not Play
Nov 17 DAL Did Not Play
Nov 14 SAN Did Not Play
Nov 12 @FLA 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 21:56 3:00
Nov 10 @TAM 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 18:31 2:13
Nov 7 VAN Did Not Play
Nov 5 TAM 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 33.3 4 1 17:23 3:01
Nov 1 @NYI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 20:53 0:00
Oct 30 PHI Did Not Play
Oct 29 @PIT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 16:55 1:40
Oct 27 @PHI Did Not Play
Oct 24 NJD 1 0 1 -2 0 1 0 0 1 100.0 2 0 14:54 2:55
Oct 23 MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 2 18:28 2:21
Oct 21 TOR Did Not Play
Oct 17 @TAM 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 0 0 16:22 3:18
Oct 15 @FLA 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 2 0 17:21 1:44
Oct 12 CLM 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 0 14:39 5:42
Oct 10 TAM 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 14:10 1:54
Oct 8 OTT Did Not Play

Kyle Okposo: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Red Wings are one of five teams actively pursuing Okposo, a pending unrestricted free agent, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports, citing a league source.

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Okposo is very likely to find a new home in free agency this summer, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

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Okposo has a chance to test the open market as an unrestricted free agent this summer, but Islanders general manager Garth Snow wishes to retain him, Newsday reports.

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Okposo's power-play marker was the lone goal for the Islanders in Friday's 2-1 overtime loss to Tampa in Game 4.

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Okposo registered a pair of assists and fired three shots on goal in Sunday's Game 3 win over the Panthers.

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Okposo found twine, tacking on an assist, two PIM and two hits in Thursday's 5-4 win over the Panthers in Game 1.

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Okposo is among the Islanders slated to be rested Sunday against the Flyers.

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Okposo (personal) is listed as being in the lineup Saturday night against the Sabres.

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Okposo could be a healthy scratch for the games Saturday and/or Sunday, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports

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Okposo picked up a power-play assist and an empty-net assist in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Rangers.

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Okposo tallied two assists in Monday's 5-2 win over Tampa Bay.

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Okposo lit the lamp and added three hits in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over the Hurricanes.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015-16

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2014-15

Okposo was nothing short of fantastic last season for the Islanders, producing 27 goals and 42 assists, outpacing his previous career-bests in both categories. What makes these numbers even more impressive is that the Okposo missed 11 games, and lost linemate John Tavares to a knee injury for the final month and a half of the season. Fantasy owners are bound to wonder what Okposo can do playing a full season with Tavares. The Islanders certainly have their issues but scoring shouldn't be one of them, especially with Okposo around to take some of the pressure off of Tavares. He will more than likely be a top-20 winger come draft time, and a 30-plus goal season may be within the realm of possibility.

2013-14

Okposo had a terribly disappointing regular season for the Islanders, scoring only four goals in 48 games. His name was rumored to be on the block at the trade deadline, letting you know how far his stock had fallen. What makes matters even worse was that he started the season playing on the top line with John Tavares and Matt Moulson but was removed for questionable play. Now the good news. The playoffs seemed to light a spark under Okposo as he netted three goals in six games. The Isles will be hoping he will use that as a springboard to the 2013-14 season as he will play on a line with Josh Bailey and either Frans Nielsen or Ryan Strome.

2012-13

After essentially missing all of the 2010-11 season due to injury, Okposo came back to have his best season in the NHL with 24 goals and 45 points. The production did come at a price however as his plus-minus took a beating. Okposo is a solid player who is more than likely ticketed for second line duty once again. This could be a good thing as he can relax and play his game rather than try to live up to the expectations of being a first round pick and playing on the top line, as it's starting to look like he might not be suited for that role.

2011-12

The Islanders signed Okposo to a five-year contract in May, signaling that the club still expects big things from the former No. 1 pick. He missed half of last season with a shoulder injury, but only managed five goals in the 38 games he did play. Okposo has also never scored more than 19 goals in a season and has been somewhat of a disappointment. The Islanders do have more talent now and perhaps playing with better linemates will allow Okposo more freedom to find the back of the net.

2010-11

Okposo is another former first-round pick (2007) that the Islanders are relying on to bring the organization back to respectability. Okposo had his best season to date in 2009-10 with 19 goals, 33 assists, and 249 shots. The Islanders are slowly but surely building a solid team by using the draft to restock their system. This should pay off eventually but it may not be this season for fantasy owners. Still, expect Okposo's production to slowly climb even while the rebuilding process is taking place.

2009-10

Okposo had some ups and downs in his rookie year. He came out of the gate slow with five points in the first 20 games and seemed very timid at times. He gained confidence as the season progressed and had a strong finish with 16 points over the final 14 games. He was eighth in rookie scoring with 39 points, but first on the Isles in goals (18). He also wound up second in points and power-play goals (9), and third in shots on goal (165). He has enough talent and character to avoid the proverbial sophomore slump, so that should not be a problem in 2009-10. Expect him to crack the 20-goal barrier and pad his overall point total as well.

2008-09

The future of the Islanders begins with Okposo, the top prospect in the organization. He has everything the team lacks: skating ability, scoring ability and toughness. He left the University of Minnesota and had a brief introduction to professional hockey, scoring a respectable 28 points in 35 games with Bridgeport. He also had a nine-game audition with the Isles (five points). Keep in mind that there’s always an adjustment period to the quality of play in the NHL, and that at some point rookies almost always hit the proverbial wall. Regardless, he’s a high-character kid who seems hungry to be successful in this league. Those in keeper leagues need to be mindful of him on draft day.

2007-08

Okposo is clearly the Islanders' number one prospect right now. He had a fantastic freshman season at the University of Minnesota with 39 points in 38 games. Okposo works hard along the boards, is a fantastic stick handler, and has pretty good size at 6-0 and 200 pounds. Okposo will likely return to Minnesota for his sophomore season, but if the Islanders are worried about their offense this year, they should seriously consider giving him a roster spot if he appears ready in training camp.

2006-07

Will attend the University of Minnesota in the Fall.

2005-06

Okposo is a competitor who escalated his draft stock significantly in 2005-06. He won the USHL's rookie-of-the-year award with Des Moines, and is headed to the University of Minnesota in 2006-07. When you watch him play, you'll immediately recognize the power-prowess combination that makes a guy like Jarome Iginla so successful. Time will tell if he can develop that game in the NHL but he's probably the winger with the highest overall ceiling in the 2006 draft class.