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HockeyNow: WHL in the Mix as ISS Releases February Rankings

Mathew Barzal has been the talk of the WHL for much of the season, but if International Scouting Services’ February draft rankings are any indication, he’s no longer the runaway winner. Ivan Provorov of the Brandon Wheat Kings jumped Barzal to become the top WHL prospect listed. The Seattle Thunderbirds forward was one of six WHL players listed in the top 30 by ISS in February and, for the casual fan, there might be a few new names on the scene.


ISS Hockey February Release: RISING and FALLING


RISING & FALLING of February’s Release of ISS Hockey’s Rankings for the 2015 NHL Draft


ISS Top 30 Released for February


Top five ranked players stay the same in the ISS Top 30 February Release. Timo Meier is biggest gainer, rising into ISS Top 30 at #13.


ISS Top 30



BayToday: Brett McKenzie’s sophomore season scouting status

International Scouting Services projects McKenzie to be drafted in or around the fourth round of this summer’s NHL Entry Draft. Read more about what Director of Scouting, Dennis MacInnis had to say about North Bay Battalion forward Brett McKenzie.


TSN/Canadian Press: McDavid’s play at world juniors further separates him from rest of draft crop

Connor McDavid’s international coming-out party happened in April 2013 at the under-18 world championships. As a 16-year-old, McDavid set Canadian records for goals and points and won a gold medal.

Fast forward to the world juniors, and as a 17-year-old, McDavid was arguably Canada’s best player on a team with a handful of talented 19-year-olds. By improving as the tournament progressed, McDavid not only helped Canada win gold but widened the gap between himself and Jack Eichel and the rest of the 2015 draft crop.

“He’s always been our No. 1 and he just kept getting better and better each game,” said Dennis MacInnis, scouting director for ISS Hockey. “He just elevated his game as the tournament went along. I think he clearly separated himself.”


The Q News: Four QMJHL players ranked on ISS Top 30 Rankings for January

The International Scouting Services (ISS) released its Top 30 Rankings for January for the upcoming 2015 National Hockey League Entry Draft on Wednesday. Among the players ranked, four were from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.


Hockey’s Future: 2015 NHL Draft: WJC performances bring some change to the ISS Top 30

The 2015 World Junior Championship has come and gone, and with its completion comes a bit of change in the upper reaches of ISS Hockey‘s ranking of the top 30 prospects for the 2015 NHL Draft.


ISS Top 30 Released for January


Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel maintain full control of rankings #1 and #2 in our January release of the ISS Top 30. Lawson Crouse breaks into Top 5 by rising six positions to #3.


HockeyNow: ISS Hockey TOP 30 Ranked Prospects-December 2014

Nick Merkley of the Kelowna Rockets “rocketed” up the list and into the top 30, landing at 22nd overall for the 2015 NHL Draft.


Hockey’s Future: McDavid, Eichel and Hanifin retain hold on top 3 in ISS Hockey’s December rankings

Despite missing the past three weeks with a hand injury, Erie Otters center Connor McDavid remains the top prospect for the 2015 NHL Draft in the December rankings released by ISS Hockey.


TSN: ISS Hockey Top 30 Draft Rankings – December

ISS Hockey Top 30 Draft Rankings for December.


Penalty Box Radio: ISS Releases Top 30 Draft Prospects For December

ISS Hockey has released the top 30 prospects for the month of December. Stay tuned for prospect profiles on Dylan Strome of the Erie Otters, Mitch Marner of the London Knights and Nick Merkley of the Kelowna Rockets. You can also read our recent profile on elite prospect Connor McDavid.


ISS Top 30 Released for December


Five prospects crack the ISS Top 30 for December, showing there is much more hockey to prove oneself before the draft. McDavid, Eichel and Hanifin keep the top 3 spots, remaining in elite status.


Top-slotted WHL players impressing on their way to the 2015 NHL Draft

When International Scouting Services (ISS) released its November rankings for the 2015 NHL draft, five players from the Western Hockey League were listed among the top 30.


ISS Parent Company HockeyTech Acquires LeagueStat


HockeyTech, expands its world leading technology, analytics and information service offerings by acquiring LeagueStat, the dominant hockey scoring and stats solution used by elite hockey leagues and teams.


SportsNet: CHLers dominate ISS top 30 NHL prospect rankings

ISS Hockey released its November list of the top 30 prospects for the 2015 NHL Draft and players from the Canadian Hockey League continue to lead the way. Of the 30 skaters on the list, 18 play in the CHL with projected first-overall pick Connor McDavid of the Erie Otters being one of nine from the Ontario Hockey League.


HockeyBuzz-Garth’s Corner: Strome Improvement

While visions of McEichel dance though the heads of the respective fans of the Sabres, Canes, and Coyotes, there are other notable quotables who are moving up the top prospects charts. ISS Hockey has Noah Hanifan at #3, Matt Barzal at #4, and Dylan Strome at #5 of this month’s draft eligible prospects.


Hockey’s Future: 2015 NHL Draft-Otters’ McDavid remains the top prospect in ISS Hockey rankings By ISS

The competition to become the top selection at the 2015 NHL Draft is almost assuredly a two-horse race between Erie Otters forward Connor McDavid and Boston University forward Jack Eichel. But one of those thoroughbreds already appears to be separating from his main challenger at this early stage of the 2014-15 season.


TSN: ISS Hockey Top 30 Draft Rankings – November

ISS Hockey Top 30 Draft Rankings for November on TSN.