Hockey’s Future has been pumping out plenty of articles about New Jersey Devils prospects lately.
Recently, Hockey’s Future put out an article featuring a talented group of WHL forwards. Myles Bell was among the group of prospects.
Bell is another candidate to get signed by the Devils in the very near future as he is already 20 years old despite still playing in the WHL last season with the Kelowna Rockets.
Bell is Alternate Captain of the Rockets, much like highly-touted Devils Prospect Damon Severson, and finished the regular season with 42 goals and 35 assists for 77 points in 69 games. 3 games into the playoffs, Bell has 3 goals and 1 assist.
Hockey’s Future has Bell with a D probability of success but a 7.0 talent score.
Bell is someone that loosely resembles Eric Gelinas in the sense that he was a defenseman but has a huge slap shot. He recently transferred to forward and is working on honing is craft in that position. He isn’t a guy that will immediately be a productive asset but once he gets his footing in the professional leagues, he could turn out to be a big forward with an effective slap shot.
Here is what they had to say about the 6th round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft:
Myles Bell (NJD), RW, Kelowna Rockets
Another overage winger who managed to park some personal issues during his WHL career, Bell has become a versatile “go-to-guy” in Kelowna on the top CHL team in the entire country.
Passed over at the 2011 and 2012 drafts, he was selected in the sixth round, 160th overall, of the 2013 NHL Draft by the New Jersey Devils. Bell is a thick, heavy forward who possesses the hardest shot in the WHL. He arrived in Kelowna through a trade with the Regina Pats after his first two full seasons in the WHL. He is now a veteran of more than 340 WHL games over five years, although he has only appeared in 16 playoff games.
Now 20 years of age, Bell checks in at 6’1” and 215 pounds. The Calgary native scored a team-high 42 goals and added 35 assists for 77 points in 69 games as the Rockets collected a team record 118 points during the regular season. He has yet to sign with New Jersey.