BUFFALO, NY - JUNE 24:  Kieffer Bellows, selected 19th overall by the New York Islanders, poses for a portrait during round one of the 2016 NHL Draft at First Niagara Center on June 24, 2016 in Buffalo, New York.  (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

Kieffer Bellows Scouting Report

                                                    Prospect Profile: Position: Left Wing Birthdate: June 10, 1998 ISS Rank: 17th Shoots: Left Born In: Edina, MN Height: 6’ Drafted: 1st Round/19th Overall 10th (North American Skaters) Weight […]


Islanders Insight’S Top Shelf: 6/27/16

The alarm is starting to sound on the Frans Nielsen contract watch. Larry Brooks reported yesterday that the Islanders offered Nielsen a contract at $5.5 million per, but Nielsen anticipates getting $6 million per on a contract that runs through his age 36 season. Although close, the two sides are not yet together on a deal […]

BUFFALO, NY - JUNE 24:  during round one of the 2016 NHL Draft on June 24, 2016 in Buffalo, New York.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 6/25/16

Last night, the New York Islanders used their first-round draft pick (19th overall) on American forward Kieffer Bellows. The 6’1″ left-handed shot has an excellent bloodline as his father is former North Stars star Brian. The future Boston University student led the United States Hockey League with 50 goals in only 62 games, and added […]

BUFFALO, NY - JUNE 24:  during round one of the 2016 NHL Draft on June 24, 2016 in Buffalo, New York.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Kieffer Bellows Drafted 19th By Islanders

Kieffer Bellows, a pure goal scoring forward who is committed to play at Boston University next season, was selected by the New York Islanders with the 19th pick in the NHL draft this evening. Although Bellows will not have an impact on the Islanders roster next season, he does add depth at an uncertain forward […]


Islanders Insight’s 2016 NHL Entry Draft Preview

The 2016 draft is shaping up to be one of the stronger offensive drafts in recent years. Many of the top prospects have dominated many different leagues and international tournaments, even though they are often significantly younger than their teammates.  For example, five of the top six point-scorers from the 2016 World Junior Championship (WJC) […]

SUNRISE, FL - APRIL 15: Head coach Jack Capuano of the New York Islanders looks on as the officials hand out penalties after a fight against the Florida Panthers in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the NHL 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the BB&T Center on April 15, 2016 in Sunrise, Florida. The Panthers defeated the Islanders 3-1. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Islanders Bench Belongs To Capuano For The Long Haul

Jack Capuano has the second most wins as a coach in New York Islanders history. He is just the second coach to lead three Islander teams to the playoffs. The old saying may be that “second is the first loser,” but in this case, second place is practically an honor. Any coach trying to get […]


Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: NHL Entry Draft

Heading into the 2015 NHL Entry Draft in Florida, the New York Islanders had zero first round picks. Islanders general manager Garth Snow turned Griffin Reinhart and a middle round pick into Mathew Barzal and Anthony Beauvillier. Heading into the 2016 NHL Entry Draft in Buffalo, the New York Islanders have one first round pick, […]

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 03:  Josh Bailey #12 of the New York Islanders (l) celebrates his second goal of the game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at 2:27 of the third period on the powerplay in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Barclays Center on May 03, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Need Big Addition This Week

This is a big week in the hockey world. The biggest week of the whole year for teams, regardless of how or when your season ended. The days leading up to the draft, and the immediate aftermath of unrestricted Free Agency is a chance for each and every team to not only improve the on […]


Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 6/22/16

The Islanders’ schedule for the 2016-17 season was released yesterday, with plenty of exciting games set for next year. The campaign kicks off in hostile territory, as the Isles and Rangers square off on October 13th at 7:00 PM. That’s the start of a rather busy October; New York will play an additional eight games […]


New York Islanders Announce 2016-17 Schedule

The Islanders announced their schedule for the 2016-17 season this afternoon. Let’s go over some highlights: We already found out yesterday that the opener will be October 13th against the NY Rangers at Madison Square Garden. The home opener will be Sunday, October 16th against Anaheim. The schedule features a lot more weekend home games. […]

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 06:  Cal Clutterbuck #15 of the New York Islanders skates in to celebrate an empty net goal by Frans Nielsen #51 at 18:59 of the third period against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on March 6, 2016 in New York City. The Islanders defeated the Rangers 6-4.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 6/20/16

This past weekend was an opportunity for the Islanders players and their fans to enjoy Father’s Day with their families. Cal Clutterbuck opened up about being a father in the NHL on the Islanders website and what it’s like when you become “number two on your own depth chart.” A lot of what NHL father’s experience […]


Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 6/19/16

​With the first round of the NHL Draft just five days away, major offseason activity is looming for the Islanders and the entire National Hockey League. The draft often sets the stage for a frantic July 1st for Free Agency, which may hold particular importance for the Isles. ​In an interview on Sirius XM Radio, GM […]

COLUMBUS, OH - JANUARY 24:  A general view of the NHL logo prior to the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition at the Nationwide Arena on January 24, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Reports: NHL Set to Expand to Las Vegas In 2017

The AP is reporting that the next NHL team will be an expansion team in Las Vegas. The earliest they would start play would be the 2017-18 season. This is all provided they can come up with the $500M expansion fee. The yet-to-be named team has already received deposits for 13,200+ season tickets to its […]

Penguins win the Cup, offseason underway

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Staple Offseason Q&A, Teachable Moments

The NHL’s offseason is underway, which means fans have all the questions and, for some reason, Newsday’s Arthur Staple opened that box yesterday during a Q&A session on Twitter. His takes are always worth more than the average Joe, and with this offseason as critical as any if the Islanders want to take the next […]

MONTREAL, QC - 1970's:  Gordie Howe #9 of the Detroit Red Wings poses for a photo in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Denis Brodeur/NHLI via Getty Images)

Islanders Country Remembers Gordie Howe

Not only was a new Stanley Cup champion crowned this weekend, a tremendous amount of emotional energy was devoted to remembering arguably hockey’s greatest legend, Gordie Howe, who passed away at the age of 88 on Friday. Howe was a fierce competitor, whose playing career spanned 32 professional seasons, he was named MVP six times […]

in Game Six of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 12, 2016 in San Jose, California.

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 6/13/16

The Pittsburgh Penguins were the hottest team in the NHL as the regular season came to a close and last night they took home the Stanley Cup with a 3-1 victory in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals. It’s the team’s second Stanley Cup in seven years and the organization has now matched the […]