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New York Islanders Daily: Bellows and Wahlstrom Impressive USHL Stat

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA - SEPTEMBER 30: Oliver Wahlstrom #18 skates with the puck in the third period during the game against the Omaha Lancers on Day 3 of the USHL Fall Classic at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex on September 30, 2017 in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA - SEPTEMBER 30: Oliver Wahlstrom #18 skates with the puck in the third period during the game against the Omaha Lancers on Day 3 of the USHL Fall Classic at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex on September 30, 2017 in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
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Two New York Islanders prospects, Kieffer Bellows and Oliver Wahlstrom, have impressive numbers at the USHL level that ranks them high.

An old stat resurfaced recently about Kieffer Bellows and Oliver Wahlstrom, two of the three most recent first-round selections by the Islanders. There was a list of top USHL seasons among u18 skaters and both Bellows and Wahlstrom were on the list.

We’ll start with Wahlstrom who ranked just behind Auston Matthews and Jack Eichel. Wahlstrom had 1.67 points per game which was good enough for third on the list. Falling between Eichel and Keller the ceiling is obviously high for Wahlstrom.

He likely won’t make the roster this year, but 2019 seems like a legit opportunity for Wahlstrom. He has the tools to be an elite level scoring right wing in this game and certainly would be a fun toy to watch over the next few years.

Then there’s Kieffer Bellows coming in at sixth on this list. He had 1.39 points per game putting him right in between Kyle Connor and Matthew Tkachuk. Bellows seems poised to be a big forward who can put up some goals. Almost like an Anders Lee type, but a better skater.

The Islanders have a bright future with these two in the prospect pool and likely NHL bound sooner rather than later. Put them on a line together and have a good time.

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