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Islanders Extend Kyle Okposo

UNIONDALE, NY, May 25, 2011 – The New York Islanders announced today that forward Kyle Okposo has agreed to terms on a five-year contract.

“I’m very excited to commit to the Islanders for the next five years, especially with the news of the new Coliseum,” Okposo said. “This team really showed its potential in the second half of the season last year and I’m excited to be a part of getting the franchise back to the playoffs.”

Okposo, 23, scored five goals with 15 assists in 38 games for the Islanders last season. The St. Paul, MN, native missed the first 44 games of 2010-11 due to a shoulder injury, which he suffered during training camp.

“Kyle has been a critical part of our young core over the past few seasons,” said Islanders General Manager Garth Snow. “He is a high character guy that brings size and a scoring touch to our lineup.”

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Paul's avatar

via Katie Strang tweet,

Okposo’s deal is worth $14 million over 5 years and similarly back-loaded like Grabner’s: $1 mil, $2 mil, $3 mil, $3.5 mil, and $4.5 mil

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 05/25/11 at 07:58 PM ET

NHLJeff's avatar

Wow, that’s a pretty number to get Okposo locked down at if he keeps improving.

Posted by NHLJeff from Pens fan in Chicago, IL on 05/25/11 at 09:32 PM ET

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Isles are on the brink of respectability.

Posted by 13 user names on 05/26/11 at 01:39 AM ET

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