New York Islanders: Kyle Okposo’s Top Moments

New York Islanders

Elite Sports New York counts down the top five moments of New York Islanders forward Kyle Okposo’s career.

The hubbub of a profuse number of devotees from the confines of the Ol’ Barn on Hempstead Turnpike still rings in my head ’till this day: “U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!”

The occasion was a Kyle Okposo overtime winner against the Chicago Blackhawks, which came just a handful of days following the news of Okie’s Olympic snub.

At that juncture in time, the Isles’ winger was tied for ninth in the league in points with 42, and was ranked second among American-born skaters in that category.

That occurred in January 2014, astonishingly more than two full seasons ago. Okposo, now 28, is poised to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, and Isles general manager Garth Snow hasn’t tried to conceal the news that the team will be bidding him farewell.

It’s mind-boggling to think that this will be our farewell, too.

New York Islanders

There are so many great moments from his tenure as an Isle — too many to mention, in fact.

But using the interwebs and a modern invention called YouTube, we’ll attempt to take a trip down memory lane and remember some of Okie’s greatest moments in blue and orange.

Please SUBSCRIBE to ESNY's Daily Newsletter, ESNY City Stream. Every piece of content included yet customized to your New York Sports-team allegiance:

ESNY City Stream

NYY

NYM

NYG

NYJ

NYK

BKN

NYR

NYI

NJD

SJU


1
2
3
4
5
Justin Weiss is a staff editor at Elite Sports New York, where he covers the New York Islanders and Brooklyn Cyclones. In 2016, he received a Quill Award for Freelance Journalism. He has written for the Long Island Herald, FanSided and YardBarker.