The Islanders took forward Kieffer Bellows with the 19th overall pick tonight, adding another Minnesotan to their ranks, as well as a volume goal-scorer.
Here is a selection of notes and quotes about Bellows from around the Twitters, plus some video from the newly-drafted Islander.
GM Garth Snow on Bellows
Snow: "We are thrilled to add a player of Kieffer’s caliber to our organization." #Isles— Brian Compton (@BComptonNHL) June 25, 2016
Snow con't: "He’s a strong, skilled forward who’s posted impressive goal totals throughout his career." #Isles— Brian Compton (@BComptonNHL) June 25, 2016
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Kieffer is the son of Brian Bellows, the longtime NHL player for the North Stars and Capitals.
Brian Bellows is five years older than Garth Snow. "I told him I really enjoyed watching him in the NHL when I was growing up," Snow said.— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) June 25, 2016
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Tavares on the phone now with Bellows, welcoming him to the team.— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) June 25, 2016
Bellows now on the phone with Anders Lee - both from Edina, MN - Bellows said he grew up watching him play hockey and football #Isles— Cory Wright (@WrightsWay) June 25, 2016
And the zinger...
(And in case you somehow don't know what Mike is talking about, watch here.)
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Video from Both Bellowses