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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
- 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.

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series-winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round