Bell, 21, signed with Albany on Oct. 14 after spending the past five-plus seasons in the WHL, appearing in 327 games. He played 135 games with Regina and had 64 points with 18 goals and 46 assists. He also appeared in 192 contests with Kelowna and produced 211 points with 95 goals and 116 assists. Bell, who is 6-1, 220 lbs., played in the 2009 Top Prospects Game and was a named to the 2013 WHL Second All-Star Team.
Born in Calgary, Bell was New Jersey’s selected 160th overall by New Jersey during the 2013 NHL Draft.