Kyle Okposo RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kyle Okposo excited to join a team with "room to grow"

    Buffalo News "Kyle Okposo knows about rebuilding. He spent his nine-year NHL career with the New York Islanders as the team went five straight seasons without making the playoffs. By 2012-13, the Islanders went to the conference quarterfinals, losing in six games to the Pittsburgh Penguins. So while..." September 23

  • Kyle Okposo sees similarities between Jack Eichel and John Tavares

    Buffalo News "Kyle Okposo was entering his third NHL season when "The Next One" arrived. John Tavares had unlimited potential, and New York Islanders fans were ready to watch. Okposo rode shotgun as Tavares grew from heralded prospect to rookie phenom to All-Star center to Hart Trophy finalist. Along the..." July 08

  • Chance to win Stanley Cup sold Okposo on Sabres

    The Score "Kyle Okposo wants to win a Stanley Cup. He believes he can do it with the Buffalo Sabres. Okposo left the New York Islanders on Friday, signing a seven-year deal with Buffalo reportedly worth $42 million. "What sold me was the chance to win a Stanley Cup," Okposo said, according to the Times..." July 02

  • Kyle Okposo Signs 7-Year Contract with Sabres

    The Hockey Writers "Kyle Okposo looks to have found his home for the foreseeable future, as he will reportedly join the Buffalo Sabres. Okposo was arguably the best forward available this summer, with names like Milan Lucic and Loui Eriksson in the mix as well. The 28-year old right-wing has been very productive,..." July 01

  • Panthers out of Okposo sweepstakes

    The Score "The Florida Panthers are hoping to add a scoring forward this offseason, but it appears they've already lost out on one of the best free agents available. The team is reportedly out of the running to sign the soon-to-be-former New York Islanders winger, sources told George Richards of the Miami..." July 01

  • As the NHL goes loco, Wild in on Kyle Okposo, Eric Staal, among others

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "If you took a late lunch today, went to the gym or dropped your phone in the toilet, you missed, "NHL GM's Go Wild." In back-to-back-to-back moves, the Edmonton Oilers traded Taylor Hall to the New Jersey Devils for defenseman Adam Larsson in a one-for-one move, the Nashville Predators and..." June 30

  • Islanders Kyle Okposo has statistics coveted in a NHL free agent winger

    Buffalo News "When it comes to scoring goals, there’s Steven Stamkos, Alex Ovechkin and everyone else. If the conversation turns to points, the NHL’s No. 1 free agent has more company. One of the players in Stamkos’ group is also on the market. Since 2009-10, Stamkos’ second season, the goal-scoring..." June 28

  • There is plenty of reported interest in pending UFA Okposo

    Pro Hockey Talk "Did you hear? Steven Stamkos is the “big fish” — the most coveted free agent this year, should he go to the open market on Friday. That said, another scoring forward that is reportedly garnering plenty of attention, as teams are now allowed to talk to pending unrestricted free agents, is Kyle..." June 27

  • Report: Blues, Wings, others interested in Okposo

    Puck Drunk Love "It was reported earlier this month that “all indications” point to Kyle Okposo becoming a free agent on July 1st. That still appears to be the case and a line of teams have reportedly expressed an interest in Okposo now that it’s clear he won’t be returning to the Islanders. The Jets, Blues,..." June 25

  • Okposo '100 percent gone' from Islanders

    Newsday "Things have been quiet around the Islanders this week, but that could change when Garth Snow and the rest of the team’s front office get to the First Niagara Center on Friday for the opening round of the NHL Draft. While Snow made his way from Las Vegas, site of the Board of Governors meeting..." June 24

  • Islanders wish Kyle Okposo the best, expected to hit free agency

    Today's Slapshot "The New York Islanders have seen forward Kyle Okposo serve as one of their most valuable top six forwards throughout his career with the Metropolitan Division club – but now, it’s expected he’ll be heading elsewhere once free agency hits. Islanders general manager Garth Snow went on Sirius XM..." June 17

  • Agent: All signs point to Kyle Okposo hitting free agency

    The Score "Kyle Okposo's agent is preparing to receive offers for the coveted winger. Pat Brisson, who represents the soon-to-be unrestricted free agent, confirmed to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN that he recently spoke to the New York Islanders about a new deal, but it appears as though general manager Garth..." June 14

  • Report: No contract talks between Islanders, Okposo

    The Score "Kyle Okposo appears destined to hit the open market as an unrestricted free agent. With his contract set to expire at the end of June, there have been no talks between the winger's agent and the New York Islanders in regards to a new deal, reports Arthur Staple of Newsday. Okposo, 28, is..." June 01

  • Islanders GM Garth Snow expressed an interest in re-signing Kyle Okposo

    Newsday "Garth Snow offered few specifics on how he plans to improve the Islanders this offseason but said he’ll “leave no stone unturned” in trying to get the team to be a Stanley Cup contender. “I obviously have the same mentality going into this offseason in the 10 years I’ve been here,” Snow said on..." May 13

  • Still no contract talks between Isles and potential UFA Okposo

    Pro Hockey Talk "For the first time in his career, Kyle Okposo could hit the open market on July 1. The Islanders still have time to work out a deal with their winger, but as of right now, they’re not even close. On Tuesday morning, Okposo confirmed that the two sides have yet to begin negotiating. If he..." May 10

  • Islanders’ Kyle Okposo, Frans Nielsen, Matt Martin now free

    Newsday "With the Islanders’ playoff elimination at the hands of the Lightning, a summer of uncertainty now begins for three free-agent forwards — all of them drafted by the club and two of them alternate captains — who may have played their last game for the Isles: Kyle Okposo, Frans Nielsen and Matt..." May 09

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