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Islanders Tempers Flare During Game 5 in Pittsburgh
Fans enjoy the wrestling match along the boards as Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Matt Cooke (24) keeps New York Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo (21) away from a laughing Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Simon Despres (47) as Islanders defenseman Brian Strait (37) help separate the players in the third period of the Pens 4-0 win at game five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh on May 9, 2013. UPI/Archie Carpenter
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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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