ISS Hockey April Release: Rising and Falling

arrowsISS Hockey released ISS Top 30 for April, rankings of top prospects for the 2016 NHL Draft on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016. The following is a showcase of rising and falling prospects within April’s release:

RISING
Brett Howden (Moose Jaw, WHL)
Not flashy at all but just plays a steady game – capable of playing anywhere up and down your line-up – Good instincts, can really skate and has very good wrist shot.

Cliff Pu (London, OHL)
Like this kid more every time we see him. One of the most improved players in OHL – Really like his size, speed and hockey sense. Does all the little things that win games.

Boris Katchouk (S.S. Marie, OHL)
Like this kids upside – a real nose for the net and a soft pair of hands, has improved his 2-way game and is rising up the rankings.

Lucas Johansen (Kelowna, WHL)
Has emerged into Kelowna’s top all around D – Top pairing minutes with PP and PK. Good lateral mobility and skating.

Adam Mascherin (Kitchener, OHL)
Moved up to #1 line and making the most of the opportunity. Has a pro shot and is dangerous from anywhere.

Connor Ingram (Kamloops, WHL)
He is playing very composed and focused. His positioning and angles are his strengths. He has earned a star in 11 straight games both home and away.

 

FALLING
Dante Fabbro (Penticton, BCHL)
Just hasn’t developed as expected – Remember a very similar player last year.  Smooth skating defenseman was inconsistent during playoffs.

Rasmus Asplund (Farjestad, SweE)
Does not have ideal NHL size. Can get pushed around . Is a hard-working player but will need to improve his offensive game to be an impact player at the next level.

Dillon Dube (Kelowna, WHL)
Gets himself into trouble when he tries to play bigger than what he is capable of. Needs to be more committed to play below his side of centre.

Luke Green (Saint John, QMJHL)
Defensively he REALLY struggles with his gap control and reads. Easy to play against. Worried about his development curve, haven’t seen any improvement.