Former first round pick forced to take professional tryout at just 25-years-old
BY JOSH SEPTEMBER 11, 2023 (10:25 PM)
When the New York Islanders selected Kieffer Bellows 19th overall in the 2016 Draft, they expected the physical left winger to make a real impact. Unfortunately, Bellows never reached his projected heights and found himself placed on waivers last season.
Bellows was eventually claimed by the Philadelphia Flyers before going unqualified at the beginning of the offseason. After becoming a free agent Bellows has finally found himself a potential home.
In his career Bellows has played 95 games, scoring 14 goals and adding 14 assists. If Bellows is unable to find a spot with the Hurricanes it is very likely be could find his NHL career in real jeopardy.