May 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.
The industry leading ISS NHL Draft Guide will be published on May 30, 2014, providing detailed scouting profiles of the top 220 prospects and more for the 2014 NHL Draft, to be held on June 27-28, 2014 in Philadelphia. This is the only annual opportunity for fans to “Get What the Pros Use” in advance of the NHL Draft. To order or get more info, go to: http://ISShockey.com/nhldraftguide
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 May 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 LW 6/20/1996 L 6.01.5 182 Oshawa OHL 4 Bennett, Sam C 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 10/27/95 L 6.01.5 204 Prince Albert WHL 7 Perlini, Brendan LW 4/27/1996 L 6.02.75 205 Niagara OHL 8 Fabbri, Robby C 1/22/1996 L 5.10.25 170 Guelph OHL 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 Tuch, Alex RW 5/10/1996 R 6.03.5 213 USA Under-18 NTDP 15 Larkin, Dylan LW 7/30/1996 L 6.00.75 190 USA Under-18 NTDP 16 Milano, Sonny LW 5/12/1996 L 5.11.5 183 USA Under-18 NTDP 17 McCann, Jared C 5/31/1996 L 6.00.25 179 S.S. Marie OHL 18 Ho-Sang, Joshua RW 1/22/1996 R 5.11 175 Windsor OHL 19 Barbashev, Ivan C 12/14/95 L 6.00 180 Moncton QMJHL 20 Fiala, Kevin LW 7/22/1996 L 5.10 180 HV71 SweJE 21 Vrana, Jakub RW 2/28/1996 L 6.00 187 Linkoping SweE 22 Kempe, Adrian C 9/13/1996 L 6.01.5 187 Modo SweE 23 McKeown, Roland RD 1/20/1996 R 6.00.75 195 Kingston OHL 24 Schmaltz, Nick RW 2/23/1996 R 5.11.5 172 Green Bay USHL 25 MacInnis, Ryan LW 2/14/1996 L 6.03.25 183 Kitchener OHL 26 Bleackley, Conner C/RW 2/7/1996 R 6.00.25 192 Red Deer WHL 27 Scherbak, Nikita LW 12/30/95 L 6.01 175 Saskatoon WHL 28 Goldobin, Nikolay RW 10/7/1995 L 5.11.75 178 Sarnia OHL 29 Kamenev, Vladislav C 8/12/1996 L 6.02 185 Magnitogorsk Stalnye Lisy RusJr 30 Sanheim, Travis LD 3/29/1996 L 6.03 181 Calgary WHL
This month’s release outlines an unchanged pattern in the top rankings of the ISS Top 30. With one more final release to go, Sam Reinhart, Aaron Ekblad, Michael Dal Colle, Sam Bennett and William Nylander are locked into their respective top 5 rankings for May. Robby Fabbri is the biggest mover, jumping 8 spots from #16 to #8 by impressively leading the Guelph Storm to the OHL championship.
“Fabbri is an impact center, and anytime he has the puck inside the blue line, it’s a scoring chance”, comments ISS Hockey Director of Scouting Dennis MacInnis. “He showcased his growth as a player by scoring a bushel of important goals in the OHL playoffs, and he continues to draw lots of attention with his MVP award from the OHL playoffs.”
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), a service of HockeyTech, 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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