New York Islanders: Kyle Okposo’s Best Moments
#3: Kyle Okposo Scores First NHL Goal (after losing his helmet)
Kyle Okposo’s first NHL goal was truly one to remember.
I remember watching the New York Islanders face off against the Devils while sitting on the couch with my dad, asking him who this new Okposo kid was. I’d soon never forget.
Okposo played with great tenacity and drive during that game, and it really caught my eye. I had instantly fell in love with how he played his game. He never let anyone get in his way, and he was determined to get his first goal to show that he can make his mark on the league, and that he did.
I remember watching as Kyle took that hit that knocked his helmet off and then getting back up. Just getting straight back up was one thing, but a second later he took the shot that would give him his first NHL goal.
As a 7-year-old, I was truly inspired by that goal. It showed me that if anything knocks you down, you should get back up and make your dreams happen. Kyle Okposo became that kind of player for the New York Islanders.