An intriguing striker on waivers

An intriguing striker on waivers


The New York Islanders appear to have thrown in the towel in the case of former first-round pick Kieffer Bellows, as the forward went on waivers on Wednesday. 

The 24-year-old American forward has not played in the American League since 2020. Since then, he has been used sparingly by the Islanders coaching staff. The 19th selection of the 2016 auction scored 11 goals and 25 points in 68 games on the Bettman circuit. 

Recognized for his scoring skills at the junior level – he threaded the needle 41 times in 56 games in his only season in the Western Hockey League – Bellows struggled to maintain this momentum in the professional ranks. 

The Montreal Canadiens are also in the top of the waiver priority list until November 1. The last time it won the Stanley Cup, in 1993, the CH was led by a certain Brian Bellows, Kieffer's father, in terms of regular season goals (40).