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New York Islanders Daily: Kieffer Bellows Eclipses 40 Goal Mark

By Matt O'Leary
BUFFALO, NY - JUNE 24: Kieffer Bellows poses for a portrait after being selected 19th overall by the New York Islanders in round one during the 2016 NHL Draft on June 24, 2016 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Jeffrey T. Barnes/Getty Images)
BUFFALO, NY - JUNE 24: Kieffer Bellows poses for a portrait after being selected 19th overall by the New York Islanders in round one during the 2016 NHL Draft on June 24, 2016 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Jeffrey T. Barnes/Getty Images) /
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New York Islanders prospect Kieffer Bellows has had a monster year in the WHL. This weekend he eclipsed the 40 goal mark on the season.

The current state of the New York Islanders is a depressing one. They’re currently in the midst of a swan-dive to the bottom of the standings winning just once in their last 14 games played. So to compensate, we’ll look to the future.

All year long Kieffer Bellows has been a story. Whether it was his dominant play in the Juniors tournament or his breakout year in the WHL he’s stolen the show as far as Islanders prospects go (excusing Mathew Barzal of course).

This past weekend, Bellows eclipsed the 40 goal mark on the season. In fact, he finished the WHL season with 74 points (41 goals, 33 assists) and was third on the team in points, as the Winterhawks get set for the playoffs.

So in Bellows’ first, and hopefully last year in the WHL, he eclipsed 70 points and 40 goals which is a fantastic accomplishment. In Barzal’s first year in the WHL, he put up 54 points just to put things in perspective.

Obviously, I’m not predicting that Bellows will put up 80 points in the NHL next year but this is a positive sign and something you should absolutely be excited over.

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