In the May 15th release of the ISS Top 30, ISS reveals a preview of the final rankings to be published next week in the industry leading ISS NHL Draft Guide.
May 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 210 skaters, along with the top 15 goaltenders, as evaluated and ranked by ISS Hockey’s worldwide network of scouts.
Full details and profiles of the top 210 skaters and top 15 goalies will be published next week in the industry leading ISS NHL Draft Guide: http://ISShockey.com/nhl-draft-guide
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 May 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 MacKinnon, Nathan C 9/1/1995 R 6.00 182 Halifax QMJHL 3 Drouin, Jonathan C 3/27/1995 L 5.10.75 185 Halifax QMJHL 4 Nichushkin, Valery F 3/4/1995 L 6.04 202 Chelyabinsk Traktor KHL 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 Lindholm, Elias C 12/2/1994 R 6.00 192 Brynas SweE 8 Zadorov, Nikita LD 4/15/1995 L 6.05.25 230 London OHL 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 Burakowsky, Andre LW 2/9/1995 L 6.01.5 178 Malmo SweAl 17 Santini, Steve RD 3/7/1995 R 6.01.5 207 USA Under-18 NTDP 18 Gauthier, Frederik C 4/26/1995 L 6.05 210 Rimouski QMJHL 19 Zykov, Valentin RW 5/15/1995 R 6.00 210 Baie-Comeau QMJHL 20 Rychel, Kerby LW 10/7/1994 L 6.01 200 Windsor OHL 21 Morrissey, Joshua LD 3/28/1995 L 5.11.75 182 Prince Albert WHL 22 Bowey, Madison RD 4/22/1995 R 6.00.75 200 Kelowna WHL 23 Mantha, Anthony LW 9/16/1994 L 6.04 190 Val-d'Or QMJHL 24 Compher, JT C 4/8/1995 R 5.10.5 184 USA Under-18 NTDP 25 Domi, Max C 3/2/1995 L 5.09.25 193 London OHL 26 Petan, Nic C 3/22/1995 L 5.08.5 163 Portland WHL 27 Heatherington, Dillon LD 5/9/1995 L 6.03 196 Swift Current WHL 28 McCarron, Michael RW 3/7/1995 R 6.05 228 USA Under-18 NTDP 29 Bigras, Chris LD 2/22/1995 L 6.00.5 189 Owen Sound OHL 30 Morin, Samuel LD 7/12/1995 L 6.07 200 Rimouski QMJHL
Valery Nichushkin has dropped from #2 to #4, with Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin each rising one spot to #2 and #3 in this month’s rankings.
“Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin tore it up in the QMJHL playoffs, leading the Halifax Mooseheads to their first QMJHL championship and a trip to the Memorial Cup”, says ISS Hockey Director of Scouting Dennis MacInnis. “ISS scout favorite Valery Nichushkin slight disappointed at the U18 World Championships with a less than inspired performance, after playing very well for Traktor in the KHL finals.”
About ISS Hockey
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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