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Encyclopedia > Kyle Okposo
Position Wing
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
ft 0 in (1.83 m)
195 lb (89 kg)
NHL Team (P)
Cur. Team
New York Islanders
Minnesota (WCHA)
Nationality Flag of United States United States
Born April 14, 1988,
St. Paul, MN, USA
NHL Draft 7th overall, 2006
New York Islanders
Pro Career TBA – present

Kyle Okposo (born April 14, 1988 in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA) is an American ice hockey right wing. He was drafted 7th overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders, following a season in the United States Hockey League with the Des Moines Buccaneers in which he was named the most valuable player of the USHL playoffs and the league's top rookie. He played an instrumental role in leading the Buccaneers to a Clark Cup victory. Image File history File links Kyleokposo. ... The position an ice hockey player plays can be divided into three basic categories: Forwards Centre Wingers Defenceman Goaltender ... Winger in hockey is a forward position of a player whose primary zone of play on the ice is along the outer playing area. ... A shot in ice hockey is an attempt by a player to score a goal by striking the puck with his stick in the direction of the net. ... Adult human height generally varies little between people compared to other anthropometric measures. ... 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Like Jarome Iginla, Okposo was born to a Nigerian father and an American mother. His father immigrated to the U.S. as a teenager, and eventually earned his Ph.D. His family currently resides in Minnesota, where Kyle grew up. Jarome Arthur-Leigh Adekunle Tig Junior Elvis Iginla, commonly known as Jarome Iginla, (born July 1, 1977 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) is a professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Calgary Flames. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ...


Kyle is known for playing a grinding game, not being afraid to hit/take hits, and his driving ability to the net. Many believe Kyle could develop into a power forward with a scoring touch when he reaches the NHL, in the mold of Jarome Iginla, Brendan Morrow, or Brendan Shanahan. Jarome Arthur-Leigh Adekunle Tig Junior Elvis Iginla, commonly known as Jarome Iginla, (born July 1, 1977 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) is a professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Calgary Flames. ... Brenden Morrow (born 16 January 1979 in Carlyle, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian ice hockey left winger who currently plays for the Dallas Stars of the NHL. // Playing Career Brenden Morrow started his career with the Portland Winter Hawks of the WHL. He played four seasons with them, and was drafted... Brendan Frederick Shanahan (born 23 January 1969, in Mimico, Ontario, Canada), is a Canadian ice hockey left wing and alternate captain for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League. ...


Okposo is currently playing the 2006-2007 season for the University of Minnesota ice hockey team and wearing number 9. Washington Avenue Bridge at night The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, almost always abbreviated U of M, and sometimes referred to as The U by locals, is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system. ...


In January 2007, he played for the U.S. National Junior Team in the 2007 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship. The 2007 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships are being held in Mora and Leksand, Sweden between December 26, 2006 and January 5, 2007. ...


Awards

  • USHL Rookie of the Year - 2006
  • USHL Clark Cup Playoffs MVP - 2006
  • USHL First All-Star Team - 2006
  • USHL All-Rookie Team - 2006

United States Hockey League (abbreviated USHL) is the top junior ice hockey league in United States. ...

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005-06 Des Moines Buccaneers USHL 50 27 31 58 56 11 5 11 16 8
2006-07* Minnesota WCHA 33 17 20 37 30 5 2 0 2 4
USHL totals 50 27 31 58 56
WCHA totals 33 17 20 37 30

(*) denotes current season The Des Moines Buccaneers are a Tier 1 junior ice hockey team playing in the East Division of the United States Hockey League (USHL). ... United States Hockey League (abbreviated USHL) is the top junior ice hockey league in United States. ... Washington Avenue Bridge at night The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, almost always abbreviated U of M, and sometimes referred to as The U by locals, is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system. ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association is a college athletic conference which operates over a wide area of the Midwestern and Western United States. ...


Stats updated through March 18, 2007


Links

Okposo Net - http://okposo.blogspot.com


 
 

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