New York Islanders prospect, Kieffer Bellows looked good in his first game in the WHL with three points in the contest.
The New York Islanders drafted Kieffer Bellows with the 19th overall selection back in 2016. As a first-round draft pick, there are high expectations for him. Heck, he himself expects to be on the Islanders roster next year.
That’s pretty lofty goals for the 19-year old. Last year he played his hockey at Boston University in 34 games he put up 14 points (seven goals, seven assists). That’s a pace of 34 points over a full 82 game NHL season. Not terrible numbers, but certainly not anything to write home about.
His play at the World Juniors caught a lot of attention. He ended up scoring two big goals against Canada, as Team U.S. went on to win the tournament. The success from that tournament is what moved him up the ranks so swiftly.
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He was recently sent to his WHL team from Islanders camp and it didn’t take long for him to settle in. During his first game with the Winterhawks Bellows netted two goals and an assist. His performance landed him a player of the week nomination.
He’s a prospect to keep a close eye on this year. Obviously, names like Mathew Barzal, Ryan Pulock and Josh Ho-Sang will absorb most of the conversation because they’re at the NHL level. Although, just wait because soon Bellows will be the next big weapon waiting in the wings.
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