December 15, 2012 [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 150 skaters, along with the top 10 goaltenders, as evaluated and ranked by ISS Hockey’s worldwide network of scouts.
Below is the ISS Top 30, highlighting the ISS Hockey rankings for the top 30 prospects:
ISS Hockey Top 30 Ranked Prospects For 2013 NHL Draft
Published December 15, 2012
Rank Name Position Birthdate Shot Height Weight Team League 1 MacKinnon, Nathan C 9/1/1995 R 6.00* 182 Halifax QMJHL 2 Jones, Seth RD 10/3/1994 R 6.03.5* 208 Portland WHL 3 Barkov, Sasha F 9/2/1995 L 6.03 209 Tappara FinE 4 Drouin, Jonathan C 3/27/1995 L 5.10.75* 185 Halifax QMJHL 5 Monahan, Sean C 10/12/1994 L 6.02* 186 Ottawa OHL 6 Lindholm, Elias C 12/2/1994 R 5.11.75 181 Brynas SweE 7 Nichushkin, Valery F 3/4/1995 L 6.04 196 Chelyabinsk Chelmet RusS 8 Shinkaruk, Hunter C 10/13/1994 L 5.11 175 Medicine Hat WHL 9 Nurse, Darnell LD 2/4/1995 L 6.03.5* 189 S.S. Marie OHL 10 Ristolainen, Rasmus RD 10/27/1994 R 6.04 207 TPS Turku FinE 11 Zadorov, Nikita LD 4/15/1995 L 6.05.25* 230 London OHL 12 Lazar, Curtis C 2/2/1995 R 5.11.75* 193 Edmonton WHL 13 Pulock, Ryan RD 10/6/1994 R 6.00.5* 211 Brandon WHL 14 Burakowsky, Andre LW 2/9/1995 L 6.01 176 Malmo SweAl 15 Dickinson, Jason LW 7/4/1995 L 6.01.25* 179 Guelph OHL 16 Santini, Steve RD 3/7/1995 R 6.01.5* 207 USA Under-18 NTDP 17 Hagg, Robert RD 2/8/1995 L 6.02.25* 204 Modo SweJE 18 Morrissey, Joshua LD 3/28/1995 L 5.11.75* 182 Prince Albert WHL 19 Erne, Adam F 4/20/1995 L 6.01* 195 Qubec QMJHL 20 De La Rose, Jacob C 5/20/1995 L 6.02 187 Leksands SweAl 21 Lehkonen, Artturi LW 7/4/1995 L 5.11 159 Kuopio FinE 22 Gauthier, Frederik C 4/26/1995 L 6.05* 210 Rimouski QMJHL 23 Rychel, Kerby LW 10/7/1994 L 6.01* 200 Windsor OHL 24 Thompson, Keaton LD 9/14/1995 L 6.00.25* 187 USA Under-18 NTDP 25 Kujawinski, Ryan C 3/30/1995 L 6.01.75* 203 Kingston OHL 26 Bowey, Madison RD 4/22/1995 R 6.00.75* 200 Kelowna WHL 27 Fasching, Hudson F 7/28/1995 R 6.01.75* 213 USA Under-18 NTDP 28 Bailey, Justin C 7/1/1995 R 6.03.25* 194 Kitchener OHL 29 Theodore, Shea RD 8/3/1995 L 6.01.75* 182 Seattle WHL 30 Morin, Samuel LD 7/12/1995 L 6.07* 200 Rimouski QMJHL
MacKinnon, Jones, Barkov, Drouin and Monahan retain their same top 5 spots from last month’s rankings. However, there is some movement in the next 25 rankings.
“MacKinnon and Jones continue to stand above the rest of this class”, says ISS Hockey Director of Scouting Dennis MacInnis. “A big riser this month is Nikita Zadorov, moving up 8 spots to #11. A remarkable physical specimen standing at 6’5″ and over 230 pounds, Zadorov exhibits the type of poise and composure with the puck that one would expect from a ten year veteran.”
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International Scouting Services (ISS Hockey) 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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