The New York Islanders announced Wednesday night that Kyle Okposo has signed a five-year extension with the team.
Okposo missed much of this past season with injuries, but at 23 years old he is one of the most talented scorers on the roster.
This signing comes just a few weeks after the Isles locked up talented rookie Michael Grabner, and both are huge steps in the right direction.
All signs point towards Okposo being named the captain of the Islanders sometime soon, a position he will absolutely take advantage of.
Garth Snow and Charles Wang are both trying to show how much they really care about the Islanders, and how serious they are about making a contender. It also doesn’t hurt the argument for a new arena when all the young talent is locked up past 2015.
The Islanders still need to address John Tavaras and give him some sort of extension, and once free agency comes around I wouldnt be surprised to see them go after a defenseman.
All-in-all things are looking up for the Islanders, and only a month or so into the off-season the excitement is already building for next year.