April 15, 2014 [Guelph, ON] ISS Hockey has released its new monthly rankings of the top prospects eligible for the 2014 NHL Draft. This month’s rankings include the top 200 skaters, along with the top 15 goaltenders, as evaluated and ranked by ISS Hockey’s worldwide network of scouts.
Below is the ISS Top 30, highlighting the rankings for the top 30 prospects.
ISS Hockey Top 30 Ranked Prospects For 2014 NHL Draft
Published April 15 2014
Rank Player Position Birth Shot Height Weight Team League 1 Reinhart, Sam C 11/6/1995 R 6.00.75 185 Kootenay WHL 2 Ekblad, Aaron RD 2/7/1996 R 6.03.5 216 Barrie OHL 3 Dal Colle, Michael C 6/20/1996 L 6.01.5 182 Oshawa OHL 4 Bennett, Sam LW 6/20/1996 L 6.00.25 178 Kingston OHL 5 Nylander, William C 5/1/1996 R 5.11 176 Modo SweE 6 Draisaitl, Leon C 10/27/1995 L 6.01.5 204 Prince Albert WHL 7 Perlini, Brendan LW 4/27/1996 L 6.02.75 205 Niagara OHL 8 Tuch, Alex RW 5/10/1996 R 6.03.5 213 USA Under-18 NTDP 9 Ritchie, Nicholas LW 12/5/1995 L 6.02.25 226 Peterborough OHL 10 Virtanen, Jake LW 8/17/1996 R 6.00.75 208 Calgary WHL 11 Ehlers, Nikolaj LW 2/14/1996 L 5.11 162 Halifax QMJHL 12 Fleury, Haydn LD 7/8/1996 L 6.02.5 203 Red Deer WHL 13 Kapanen, Kasperi RW 7/23/1996 R 6.00 181 Kuopio FinE 14 Larkin, Dylan LW 7/30/1996 L 6.00.75 190 USA Under-18 NTDP 15 McCann, Jared C 5/31/1996 L 6.00.25 179 S.S. Marie OHL 16 Fabbri, Robby C 1/22/1996 L 5.10.25 170 Guelph OHL 17 Ho-Sang, Joshua RW 1/22/1996 R 5.11 175 Windsor OHL 18 Milano, Sonny LW 5/12/1996 L 5.11.5 183 USA Under-18 NTDP 19 Barbashev, Ivan C 12/14/1995 L 6.00 180 Moncton QMJHL 20 McKeown, Roland RD 1/20/1996 R 6.00.75 195 Kingston OHL 21 Schmaltz, Nick RW 2/23/1996 R 5.11.5 172 Green Bay USHL 22 MacInnis, Ryan LW 2/14/1996 L 6.03.25 183 Kitchener OHL 23 Kempe, Adrian C 9/13/1996 L 6.01.5 187 Modo SweE 24 Bleackley, Conner C/RW 2/7/1996 R 6.00.25 192 Red Deer WHL 25 Scherbak, Nikita LW 12/30/1995 L 6.01 175 Saskatoon WHL 26 Goldobin, Nikolay RW 10/7/1995 L 5.11.75 178 Sarnia OHL 27 Karlsson, Anton LW 8/3/1996 L 6.01 187 Frolunda SweJE 28 Fiala, Kevin LW 7/22/1996 L 5.10 180 HV71 SweJE 29 Kamenev, Vladislav C 8/12/1996 L 6.02 185 Magnitogorsk Stalnye Lisy RusJr 30 Smith, Hunter RW 9/11/1995 R 6.06.5 208 Oshawa OHL
This month’s release shuffles the top rankings of the ISS Top 30. With the season winding down, Sam Reinhart overtakes Aaron Ekblad for the #1 ranking, where Reinhart started the season. Michael Dal Colle has gone above and beyond with his recent play to surpass Sam Bennett for the #3 ranking.
“A spectacular start to the playoffs has helped both Sam Reinhart and Michael Dal Colle move up the ISS rankings”, comments ISS Hockey Director of Scouting Dennis MacInnis. “With their last chance to show their development before the draft, both are averaging close to two points per game, while leading their respective clubs towards championship titles.”
The full monthly ISS Hockey rankings are available within RinkNet, software technology tailored for the general manager, scout, coach, player agent or super fan that wants in-depth information on prospects for the upcoming NHL and CHL drafts. They are published on the 15th of each month during the hockey season, along with detailed player scouting profiles and game reports. To find out more about RinkNet, please visit www.RinkNet.com.
About ISS Hockey
ISS Hockey (International Scouting Services) is the world’s leading independent scouting and information provider on hockey prospects. Founded in 2002, ISS scouts, evaluates, analyzes and ranks players internationally on behalf of its many clients. All ISS products are widely utilized in the hockey world, building an industry leading reputation for the best and most comprehensive scouting information. The key to the success of ISS is the incredible worldwide network of ISS Hockey scouts. ISS scouts are within reach of every young hockey player in the world, and attend every major hockey tournament, in addition to thousands of league games. Game and player reports are input into ISS’s sister company RinkNet’s state-of-the-art systems and evaluated to assure reliability and consistency. All players that we rank will have been seen and evaluated many times by several ISS scouts.
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