Kieffer Bellows (born June 10, 1998) is an American professional ice hockey forward, currently playing for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect to the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted in the first round (19th overall) of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft by the Islanders. He is the son of former Canadian NHL All-Star Brian Bellows.

Kieffer Bellows
Born (1998-06-10) June 10, 1998 (age 21)
Edina, Minnesota, U.S.
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 197 lb (89 kg; 14 st 1 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
New York Islanders
Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL)
NHL Draft 19th overall, 2016
New York Islanders
Playing career 2018–present

Playing careerEdit

Before being drafted into the NHL, Bellows played with the Sioux Falls Stampede and U.S. National Development Team of the United States Hockey League (USHL). In his rookie season with the Stampede, Bellows was fifth in the United States Hockey League with 33 goals and was named USHL Rookie of the Year.[1] Bellows then went on to play with Boston University before being drafted in the first round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders. On September 22, 2017, Bellows was signed to a three-year, entry-level contract with the Islanders.[2] Bellows chose to forgo the three remaining years of his NCAA eligibility and subsequently joined the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League (WHL), who has drafted him in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft.[3]

PersonalEdit

He is the son of former NHL player Brian Bellows.[4]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2014–15 Sioux Falls Stampede USHL 58 33 19 52 78 12 9 3 12 12
2015–16 U.S. National Development Team USHL 23 16 16 32 41
2016–17 Boston University HE 34 7 7 14 40
2017–18 Portland Winterhawks WHL 56 41 33 74 63 12 3 10 13 12
2018–19 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 73 12 7 19 101 5 2 1 3 0
AHL totals 73 12 7 19 101 5 2 1 3 0
Medal record
Representing   United States
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
  2017 Canada
  2018 United States
IIHF World U18 Championship
  2016 United States

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2016 United States WJC18   7 5 3 8 8
2017 United States WJC   7 2 1 3 6
2018 United States WJC   7 9 1 10 4
Junior totals 21 16 5 21 18

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kieffer Bellows Named 2014-15 USHL Rookie of the Year". ushl.com. May 22, 2015. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
  2. ^ "Kieffer Bellows Signs Entry-Level Contract With New York Islanders – Portland Winterhawks". winterhawks.com. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  3. ^ "WINTERHAWKS SIGN FIRST ROUND NHL PICK KIEFFER BELLOWS". nbcsports.com. May 30, 2017. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
  4. ^ Compton, Brian (June 30, 2016). "Bellows excited to follow in father's footsteps". NHL.com. Retrieved July 17, 2018.

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Anthony Beauvillier
New York Islanders first round pick
2016
Succeeded by
Oliver Wahlstrom