Stick taps for Kyle Okposo
The Saint Paul Capitals are proud of the achievements of all of our players, but today we salute our G.O.A.T., Kyle Okposo.
Okposo started playing with the Capitals (then called the Highland-Central Hockey Association) as a six year-old. Like many Capitals, Okposo spent hours playing at Groveland.
Okposo recounted in a 2011 interview, "I used to skate [at Groveland] at least four times a week. . . . Those were the times when you really love game and you play it in your purest form. I can just remember countless hours of being there and my parents coming at like 6 or 7 o’clock and telling them that I wanted to stay on the ice for a couple more hours, just working on stuff and having fun.”
After playing with the Capitals through peewees, where he was coached by current Cretin-Derham Hall Raiders coach Matt Funk, Okposo went on to play at Shattuck-St. Mary's and the University of Minnesota. In 2006, Okposo was drafted by the New York Islanders in the first round of the NHL draft, and he currently plays for the Buffalo Sabres. In his 15 year NHL career, Okposo has tallied over 500 points in nearly 900 NHL games.
The Capitals tap our sticks to the Capitals G.O.A.T., Kyle Okposo.