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New York Islanders Daily: Kieffer Bellows Is Heating Up

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 is catching fire at the right time for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. He has five goals in the last four games.

Kieffer Bellows is a natural goal scorer. That’s why the New York Islanders selected him in the first round of the 2016 draft. After a slow start, Bellows is starting to catch fire at the right time for the Sound Tigers.

Over his last four games, Bellows has five goals. Today he netted his sixth on the year off a nice feed from Sebastian Aho:

It’s so surprising that Bellows only had one goal in his first 11 games at the AHL level. I know it’s a transition for a 20-year-old but he’s such a naturally gifted player that it’s hard to imagine him struggling to find the net.

It took about 12 games or roughly 16 percent of the season for him to get it right but it’s starting to look like he’s figured it out at this level.

With the struggles of Anthony Beauvillier, it’s hard to imagine the Islanders not calling up one of Bellows, Josh Ho-Sang, or Michael Dal Colle to give them a shot on the wing.

With 41 goals last year in the WHL and 9 goals in seven games in the World Juniors tournament Bellows appears to be a prospect bound to be a goal scoring force at the next level. He’ll get his chance, likely next season, but keep a close eye on him this year. He’s a good one.

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