SportsIslanders Was this Kyle Okposo’s last time signing memorabilia as an Islander? New York Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo speaks with the media as the Islanders wrap up their season at IceWorks in Syosset on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke By Mark Herrmann email@example.com @markpherrmann May 10, 2016 3:21 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Kyle Okposo reflected Tuesday morning as he autographed Islanders memorabilia during breakup day. He knew he might never do that again. And he knew in his heart that his life changed for the better the day he first signed his name on an Islanders contract. “I’m proud of what has happened over the last 10 years I’ve been a member of this organization,” he said at what might have been his final trip to IceWorks in Syosset. “I’m proud of the way that the guys are, and proud of the way I feel I’ve had a hand in building everything around here, the culture, the way things are around here.” Okposo, 28, is a potential unrestricted free agent, and to this point, the Islanders have shown no inclination about his future with the organization, one way or another. He said there were no contract discussions at all during the season. “I knew pretty early there weren’t going to be any talks so I did my best not to think about it,” he said. “I’m looking forward to making some decisions. There’s definitely a little bit of uncertainty, but it comes with the territory.” But this territory has become home turf for Okposo, who owns a house on Long Island and has begun to raise his family here. Like his fellow prospective free agents, Frans Nielsen and Matt Martin, he would like to stay. But business is business. “It could be the last time signing Islanders stuff as a member of the team. It’s a bit of a somber moment,” said the right wing who left the University of Minnesota early to join the Islanders organization. “But at the same time I might be back.” By Mark Herrmann firstname.lastname@example.org @markpherrmann Since 1983, Mark Herrmann has covered Brookhaven, Southampton and East Hampton on the news side, and high schools, the Islanders, the Mets and golf for Newsday sports. His assignments have included the Olympics, March Madness, the Triple Crown, Stanley Cup, Super Bowl and World Series. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.