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UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Kyle Okposo agreed to a five-year, US$14 million deal on Wednesday to stay with the New York Islanders. The 23-year-old right wing, who could have become a restricted free agent on July 1, had five goals and 15 assists last season -- his fourth in the NHL, all with New York. Okposo missed the Islanders first 44 games after he tore the labrum in his right shoulder during training camp in September and underwent surgery. He made his season debut on Jan. 20 against Washington and played in the Islanders final 38 games. Okposo was chosen by the Islanders with the No. 7 pick in the 2006 draft and he has become a key member of New Yorks foundation that includes fellow first-round picks John Tavares and Josh Bailey, and other forwards Matt Moulson, Michael Grabner and Blake Comeau. In 192 career NHL games, Okposo has 44 goals and 72 assists. He will earn $1 million next season, $2 million the following season, $3 million in 2013-14, $3.5 million in the 2014-15 season, and $4.5 million in the final year of the deal when the Minnesota native will be 28. "Kyle has been a critical part of our young core over the past few seasons," Islanders general manager Garth Snow said in a statement. "He is a high character guy that brings size and a scoring touch to our lineup." With this deal, Okposo -- an alternate captain the past two seasons -- could become a centerpiece player in the clubs proposed new arena should approval be granted for its construction. Islanders captain Doug Weight is expected to announced his retirement on Thursday, and Okposo could be a candidate to replace him. "Im very excited to commit to the Islanders for the next five years, especially with the news of the new Coliseum," Okposo said in a statement. "This team really showed its potential in the second half of the season last year and Im excited to be a part of getting the franchise back to the playoffs." The Islanders (30-39-13) finished last in the Atlantic Division for the fourth straight season and were 14th in the 15-team Eastern Conference. Only three of the NHLs 30 clubs had fewer points than New York, which will pick fifth in next months draft after failing to reach the playoffs for the fourth consecutive year and fifth time in six seasons. jerseys from china . Jamies number grades given are out of five, with five being the best mark. Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings (5) - It wasnt a busy start for Quick, but he made a great blocker save on Martin St. nfl jerseys china . It dropped the opener of the trek by a 3-0 score at Calgary, then was doubled up by Phoenix in a 4-2 setback on Thursday. 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Richard Petty Motorsports announced on Wednesday that Hornish will join the racing organization to drive the No. 9 Ford in Sprint Cup next season. He will replace Marcos Ambrose in the No. 9 after Ambrose informed the team last month that he is returning to his native home of Australia at seasons end to compete in the Australian V8 Supercar Series, driving an entry for NASCAR and IndyCar Series team owner Roger Penske. Hornish has not competed in Sprint Cup full time since 2010 when he drove for Team Penske. Having the opportunity to drive for Richard Petty Motorsports is great for me, Hornish said during a teleconference on Wednesday. Its just awesome. Im looking forward to knowing all the guys on the No. 9 team and everybody at RPM. Hornish has competed in three full seasons in Sprint Cup as well as two full seasons in the Nationwide Series for Penske. In 2013, he finished second in the Nationwide championship standings, just three points behind champion Austin Dillon. Hornish has driven a partial schedule for Joe Gibbs Racing in NASCARs second-tier series this season. He won at Iowa Speedway in May. Prior to his stock car racing career, Hornish competed in IndyCar, wiinning 19 races, including the 2006 Indianapolis 500, and claiming three series championships.dddddddddddd Hornish has 131 career starts in Sprint Cup, including one start this season. He substituted for Denny Hamlin in JGRs No. 11 car in the March 23 race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Hamlin missed the event due to an eye injury. Hornish finished 17th. I feel like Im a lot better prepared, Hornish said of his upcoming full- time return to Sprint Cup. Ive been able to work with quite a few different crew chiefs over the past couple of years. That has allowed me to better understand whats going through those guys heads and pick up things that I like from one crew chief to the next. Drew Blickensderfer will serve as Hornishs crew chief next year. Blickensderfer currently serves in the role for Ambrose. Sam is a really good fit for RPM and will be a great addition to the team, team co-owner Richard Petty said. Hes a family man who fits well with our core values, and he will be a great ambassador for our partners. Sam is also proven that he can win races and compete for a championship. He came into the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with a steep learning curve from open wheel racing, but has shown in the Nationwide Series that he is a winner. cheap jerseys wholesale jerseys from china ' ' '
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