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Sport Chek Prospect Profile: Kieffer Bellows

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators

Vitals

  • Position: Left Wing
  • Date of birth: June 10, 1998
  • Shoots: Left
  • Height: 6' 0"
  • Weight: 196 lbs
  • 2015-16 team: USA U-18, USHL

Scouting Report

"For me, the only way you pass on him [in the draft] is if someone that you like better happens to be there and that can happen, certainly. With any player, when you're at the top end of the draft, they're just going to be someone that may need a defenseman ahead of a forward, and it comes down to that. I don't see a lot of deficiencies in his game. Having seen him play for the past three years, I've seen him just get better and better. As a younger player in high school, he's playing with older guys, and where's his skating compared to that? But he's so young, you've got to give him time to develop and now that he has, that's become a non-issue. He got bigger and he's not afraid of the gritty stuff, so it's hard to find a deficiency in his game. There are other prospects that got better at certain things than him, but he's a pretty complete package, in my opinion." - David Gregory, NHL Central Scouting

"I think he's going to be the finisher and the sniper. He can play on the wing and if you have someone that can get him the puck, he's very adept at getting open for shooting lanes. He can distribute, but there are not many people that can shoot it like him and finish like him. I think if a team gets him, they're going to try to get him in a role where he gets opportunities to finish." - David Gregory, NHL Central Scouting

Profile

  • Played with the Sioux Falls Stampede and U.S. National Development Team of the USHL.
  • In 2014-15, Bellows finished 5th in the league with 33 goals and was named USHL Rookie of the Year.
  • Won a bronze medal with Team USA at the U-18 WJC in 2015-16.
  • Committed to Boston University for 2016-17.
  • Son of former NHL player Brian Bellows.

Kieffer Bellows looking to make own name in NHL

"There's a lot [about Boston University] that really enticed me. The coaches did a fantastic job. Coach [David] Quinn, [Albie] O'Connell; they did a fantastic job. They made me really feel like I was a part of the family as if I was a Terrier already when I got there for my visit. As soon as I stepped on campus, it really felt like home for me." - Kieffer Bellows

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