Okposo and Hillen are scheduled to dress for the Sound Tigers this weekend when they open up their East Division semifinal series at the Nassau Coliseum versus the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Game One is this Friday night, April 17th at 7:30 p.m. with Game Two scheduled for Saturday, April 18th at 7:00 p.m.
Okposo played in 65 games for the Islanders this season and scored 18 goals with 21 assists for 39 points. He led all Islander rookies in points and goals scored while finishing second overall in team scoring. Okposo suited up in 35 games for the Sound Tigers in the 2007-08 season when he made his professional hockey debut and scored nine goals with 19 assists for 28 points. He was drafted in the first round, seventh overall, by the Islanders in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
Hillen played in 40 games for the Islanders this season scoring one goal with five assists for six points. He also played in 33 games for the Sound Tigers, scoring three goals and 13 assists for 16 points. Hillen mark of 0.52 points per game led all Sound Tigers defensemen. The Islanders signed him as an undrafted free agent on April 1, 2008.