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Kyle Okposo  #21

New York Islanders  Right Wing
NUMBER: 21 BIRTHDATE: April 16, 1988  (AGE 26)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: St. Paul, MN, United States
WEIGHT: 216 DRAFTED: NYI / 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (7th overall)
- Recorded multi-point performances in three straight games from Oct. 17-22 (2g/4a)
- Had a five-game point/assist streak (3g/5a) from Oct. 17-26
- Had three straight multi-point games from Nov. 2-5 (1g/6a)
- Had a three-point night, including the GWG, in his hometown on Dec. 29 at MIN
- Made it consecutive three-point games for the first time in his career (1g/2a) on Dec. 31 at BOS
- Matched his career high with an eight-game point streak (6g/7a) from Dec. 17 - Jan. 2
- Missed his first game since Nov. 19, 2011 due to the birth of his first child on Jan. 6 (had played in 156 straight).
- Had a Gordie Howe Hat Trick, including first reg. season fight and 20th goal, on Jan. 20 vs. PHI
- Surpassed his career-season high in points, with his 53rd (a) and 54th (g) points of the season on Jan. 25 vs. St. Louis
- Had a six game point streak (4g/7a) from Jan. 18-27
- Named NHL's 2nd Star Mar. 17 (1g/6a)
- Suffered a lower-body injury on Mar. 25 at Carolina and missed the final 10 games of the season

 

USHL All-Rookie Team (2006) USHL First All-Star Team (2006) USHL Rookie of the Year (2006) WCHA All-Rookie Team (2007) WCHA Second All-Star Team (2007) Missed majority of 2010-11 due to shoulder injury in training camp and resulting surgery.
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Not only is it a great idea, but if you don't [start using analytics] you're going to fall behind. You have to be on the cutting edge. It was [Arizona Coyotes assistant general manager] Darcy Regier who said, 'If you didn't invent it, you have to be the second- or third-best copier, because if you're fourth or fifth you've got no chance.'

— Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock on his interest in advanced statistical analysis