The Islanders called up forward Kieffer Bellows from the AHL's Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Monday
Bellows was the club's first-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, the No. 19 overall selection.
The 21-year-old is leading the Sound Tigers in points this season. In 45 games played, Bellows has 16 goals and 24 total points.
The Islanders will hope Bellows can provide the team with a depth scoring option. The Isles enter Monday ranked 22nd in scoring in the NHL.
"He deserves the opportunity to come up with his consistency, because he's one of our 'A' prospects," president and GM Lou Lamoriello said. "We know he can score goals."
Bellows comes to the Islanders as the hot hand. In his first 19 AHL games this season, he only had a goal and two assists. He was then scratched from the lineup for two games. In the 26 games since returning, Bellows has 15 goals and 21 total points.
The Islanders currently hold the top wild card spot in the Eastern Conference with 64 points, but are 4-3-3 in their last 10 games. The Hurricanes and Flyers are close behind with 63 points, but the Isles have played two fewer games than both teams so far this season.
The Islanders host the Stars in their next game on Tuesday at 7 p.m.