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New York Islanders Daily: Kieffer Bellows Thrives On Power Play

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 20: Kieffer Bellows #20 of the New York Islanders celebrates his powerplay goal at 19:19 of the first period against the New Jersey Devils during a preseason game at the Barclays Center on September 20, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 20: Kieffer Bellows #20 of the New York Islanders celebrates his powerplay goal at 19:19 of the first period against the New Jersey Devils during a preseason game at the Barclays Center on September 20, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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New York Islanders prospect Kieffer Bellows scored his second goal of the preseason. Both have come on the power play.

Kieffer Bellows brings a goal scorers mentality to the New York Islanders when he suits up. The former first-round pick from 2016 is known for his dynamic goal-scoring ability and he’s put it on display over the first week of the preseason.

Last night, Bellows netted his second goal of the preseason games. Like the first goal, this one came on the power play too.

"“Kieffer’s been really good. He has good instincts. Especially on the power play. He’s got really good hands and he shoots the puck to score. A really good young player and he continues to produce every game.” – Barry Trotz"

He’s a ridiculous shooter. Last year playing with the Portland Winterhawks, Bellows netted 41 goals in 56 games. Also, during the World Juniors tournament, Kieffer had nine goals in seven games.

With a crowded forward group, Bellows is making it difficult for Barry Trotz and Lou Lamoriello to send him to the AHL. He’s done just about all he can do to make the team already. It all depends on how much slack veterans get.

For right now, let’s just enjoy the process of his development. For the first time in a long time, it looks like the Islanders have a pure goal scorer on their hands. With Oliver Wahlstrom not too far behind, the Isles can have two very young and talented goal scoring wingers for years to come if they chose.

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