ISS Hockey released ISS Top 30 for April, rankings of top prospects for the 2015 NHL Draft on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015. The following is a showcase of rising and falling prospects within April’s release:
Evgeny Svechnikov (Cape Breton, QMJHL) – Has all the offensive tools you can ask for: speed, agility, vision, shot and hands. Good progression defensively, competes fairly hard, goes to the net. Vision is one of the best in this draft, too generous at times.
Jordan Greenway (US NTDP, USHL) – Dimensional size, physical player who provides a physical presence. Won’t score a lot of goals but he creates scoring opportunities for teammates by winning battles, finishing checks and working the front of the net.
Daniel Sprong (Charlottetown, QMJHL) – His combination of skills/skating ability/goal scoring would ordinarily make him a 1st round talent. However, his compete level when he doesn’t have the puck on his stick is frequently non-existent.
Vince Dunn (Niagara, OHL) – Strong skater with a fluid stride. His confidence is skyrocketing and he looks to make an impact on the game at both ends now. He handles the puck better than most forwards, sees the ice beautifully and can go end-to-end showing creativity on the rush.
Thomas Schemitsch (Owen Sound, OHL) – Tall and lean, he loves to jump into the rush and is in his element as an attacker. Has good vision and is a creative power-play weapon.
Colin White (US NTDP, USHL) – More a case of others moving up, strong two-way center is always in position defensively. He gets high marks for character and work ethic.
Callum Booth (Quebec, QMJHL) – After Remparts lost game one, Booth came in and posted shutout. However when given the start in game three, he appeared tentative and lacked confidence in his game. Was lit up for four goals on ten shots, and lasted 23 minutes.
Tom Novak (Waterloo, USHL) – He is a cerebral player, slick and evasive. Not physical, he plays on the outside at times. Good skater with good speed and quickness. Will get drafted likely 2nd round. Will need development. He’s a top two line player but playing there in the NHL might be a stretch.
Jonne Tammela (Kupio, FinE) – A player that we have been extremely impressed with his development throughout the course of the past year and a half. But size is still a big question. Would like to see more physical development and ability to play consistently on the inside in the offensive zone.