ISS Hockey December Release: Rising and Falling


arrowsISS Hockey released ISS Top 31 for December, rankings of top prospects for the 2017 NHL Draft, on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016. The following is a showcase of rising and falling prospects within December’s release:

RISING
Cody Glass, Portland (WHL)
“The more I watch him the more I appreciate his Hockey IQ – there is tremendous upside in his game. Not the bravest player but is not scared – Playing with confidence and making the players around him better.” – ISS Scout Brent Parker

Ostap Safin, Sparta Praha Jr. (CzeJr)
“One of the top prospects in this U18 5 Nations tournament . Blessed with very good size, good skating ability and a pro shot. This kid could possibly become a top six forward at the pro level, however will need to improve his compete level and work ethic.” – ISS Scout Jose Charbonneau

Jarrett Tyszka, Seattle (WHL)
“Big strong kid, good skater, plays shut down role, logs a ton of minutes, plays vs top lines, excels on the PK and is a shooter on the PP. Player with good upside – I first saw him last year as a 16 year old and he was very impressive back then.” – ISS Scout Milan Dragicevic

 

FALLING
David Farrance, NTDP USA U18 (USHL)
“If skating was the only criteria for playing in the NHL, he would be first on many lists. Has great speed, great stride, agility and quickness. Inconsistent at making the right play. Has a lot of potential, needs to get bigger and stronger and improve his play without the puck.” – ISS Scout Phil Myre

Maxime Comtois, Victoriaville (QMJHL)
“One thing about this player is that he works hard every shift, however the puck is not going in for him so far this year. Very smart player that gets involved physically and able to play well on the PK. On the PP he was the player staying in front of the net and paying the price. On the PK he was there to block shots. Good character player who can play on my team any day.” – ISS Scout Bob Johnson