Former First Rounder On The Verge Of Returning To The NHL
BY GRAHAM MONTGOMERY NOVEMBER 16, 2023 (8:39 PM)
Leafs Get Former 1st Round Pick For Free
The team recently offered former first-round pick Kieffer Bellows a professional tryout with the Marlies. Bellows has since accepted the deal and put up 7 points, including 4 goals in 5 games with the team.
Bellows Pushing For NHL Contract with Toronto Maple Leafs
The 25-year-old forward has 95 games of NHL experience split between the Islanders and Flyers. He has 14 goals and 28 points in those games. When asked about his opportunity with the Marlies on a PTO, he explained his goal.
So far his play in the AHL indicates that he may very well be capable of earning an NHL deal from the Leafs. His stats with the Marlies are very impressive at least.
It is hard to imagine how Bellows could be worse than Ryan Reaves so perhaps he will get a chance to play for the Leafs this season. However, the same thing can probably be said about half the forwards on the Marlies so perhaps the team will go with another option.
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