In the April 15th release of the ISS Top 30, the top 6 players remain the same from March, with Sasha Barkov cracking the top 5, pushing Darnell Nurse to #6. London Knights center Bo Horvat is big mover, cracking the top 10, rising from his #24 ranking in March.
April 15, 2013 [Boca Raton, FL] ISS Hockey has released its new monthly rankings of the top prospects eligible for the 2013 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. An interactive page where the ISS Top 30 can be viewed, sorted, commented on, and where users can interact with our scouts can be viewed at: http://ISShockey.com/iss-top-30
ISS Hockey Top 30 Ranked Prospects For 2013 NHL Draft
Published April 15, 2013
Rank Player Position Birth Shot Height Weight Team League 1 Jones, Seth RD 10/3/1994 R 6.03.5 208 Portland WHL 2 Nichushkin, Valery F 3/4/1995 L 6.04 202 Chelyabinsk Traktor KHL 3 MacKinnon, Nathan C 9/1/1995 R 6.00 182 Halifax QMJHL 4 Drouin, Jonathan C 3/27/1995 L 5.10.75 185 Halifax QMJHL 5 Barkov, Sasha F 9/2/1995 L 6.03 209 Tappara FinE 6 Nurse, Darnell LD 2/4/1995 L 6.03.5 189 S.S. Marie OHL 7 Zadorov, Nikita LD 4/15/1995 L 6.05.25 230 London OHL 8 Lindholm, Elias C 12/2/1994 R 6.00 192 Brynas SweE 9 Monahan, Sean C 10/12/1994 L 6.02 186 Ottawa OHL 10 Horvat, Bo C 4/5/1995 L 6.00.25 200 London OHL 11 Ristolainen, Rasmus RD 10/27/1994 R 6.04 207 TPS Turku FinE 12 Lazar, Curtis C 2/2/1995 R 5.11.75 193 Edmonton WHL 13 Shinkaruk, Hunter C 10/13/1994 L 5.11 175 Medicine Hat WHL 14 Pulock, Ryan RD 10/6/1994 R 6.00.5 211 Brandon WHL 15 Wennberg, Alexander C 9/22/1994 L 6.01.5 190 Djurgarden SweJE 16 Zykov, Valentin RW 5/15/1995 R 6.00 210 Baie-Comeau QMJHL 17 Rychel, Kerby LW 10/7/1994 L 6.01 200 Windsor OHL 18 Burakowsky, Andre LW 2/9/1995 L 6.01.5 178 Malmo SweAl 19 Morrissey, Joshua LD 3/28/1995 L 5.11.75 182 Prince Albert WHL 20 Gauthier, Frederik C 4/26/1995 L 6.05 210 Rimouski QMJHL 21 Compher, JT C 4/8/1995 R 5.10.5 184 USA Under-18 NTDP 22 Santini, Steve RD 3/7/1995 R 6.01.5 207 USA Under-18 NTDP 23 Hagg, Robert RD 2/8/1995 L 6.02.25 204 Modo SweJE 24 Dickinson, Jason LW 7/4/1995 L 6.01.25 179 Guelph OHL 25 Mantha, Anthony LW 9/16/1994 L 6.04 190 Val-d'Or QMJHL 26 Domi, Max C 3/2/1995 L 5.09.25 193 London OHL 27 Bowey, Madison RD 4/22/1995 R 6.00.75 200 Kelowna WHL 28 Hartman, Ryan RW 9/20/1994 R 5.11 187 Plymouth OHL 29 Petan, Nic C 3/22/1995 L 5.08.5 163 Portland WHL 30 Bigras, Chris LD 2/22/1995 L 6.00.5 189 Owen Sound OHL
London Knights center Bo Horvat is a big mover this month, cracking the top 10, rising 14 positions from #24 in March.
“Bo Horvat is London’s most complete player and has clear leadership qualities, leading by example”, says ISS Hockey Director of Scouting Dennis MacInnis. “He kills penalties, centers the first powerplay unit, is unselfish with the puck, does not cheat in his own end, plays physically, and gives an honest effort every night with undeniable work ethic.” Summarizes MacInnis, “Horvat has absolute power and explosive legs”.
The monthly ISS Hockey rankings are included in the company’s Monthly Scouting Report, which is tailored for the general manager, scout, coach, agent or superfan that wants in-depth information on prospects for the upcoming NHL and CHL drafts. Rankings, player profiles, spotlights, tournament reports and news and notes from the world of hockey are published on the 15th of each month from October through June. For more info, visit: http://ISShockey.com/shop/nhl-scouting-report-subscription
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ISS Hockey (International Scouting Services Inc.) is the leading independent scouting and information provider on hockey player prospects aged 14 to 19. Founded in 2002, ISS scouts, evaluates, analyzes and ranks players internationally on behalf of its many clients, which include (among others): NHL Teams, Hockey Canada, Major Junior Leagues & Teams (CHL, QMJHL, OHL, WHL, USHL), NCAA Teams, TSN, THN: The Hockey News and Sports Agencies. The ISS annual NHL Draft Guide has become the de facto draft reference guide for NHL scouts, fans and sports media. All ISS products are widely utilized in the hockey world, building an industry leading reputation for the best and most comprehensive scouting information. This incredible status leads every young hockey player desiring to advance in the sport to aspire to be scouted and ranked by ISS. 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 state-of-the-art systems and evaluated assure reliability and consistency. All players that we rank will have been seen and evaluated many times by several of ISS scouts.
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