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New York Islanders vs Washington Capitals in Washington, D.C.
New York Islanders center Frans Nielsen (51), center John Tavares (91) and right wing Kyle Okposo (21) react after the Islanders were defeated by the Washington Capitals 2-1, in game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. on April 27, 2015. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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Kyle Okposo (born April 16, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey right winger and an alternate captain of the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted seventh overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders, following a season in the United States Hockey League (USHL) 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 helped the Buccaneers to a Clark Cup victory.

Okposo was born to a Nigerian father and a Caucasian mother. His father immigrated to the U.S. as a teenager, and eventually earned a Ph.D. His family currently resides in Minnesota, where Okposo grew up.

During his freshman season at University of Minnesota, Okposo was placed at the center position, even though he is a natural winger. Throughout most of the season this became his most common position due to the abundance of wingers on the team.

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