ISS Hockey released ISS Top 30 for March, rankings of top prospects for the 2015 NHL Draft on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015. The following is a showcase of rising and falling prospects within March’s release:
Jacob Larsson (Frolunda, SweJE) – Jumps into the play and can quarterback the powerplay very well – Makes the right decisions on a consistent basis to maximize his play in all zones.
Zachary Senyshyn (S.S. Marie, OHL) – Very good explosive skating ability. Good instincts in neutral zone, shows ability to read plays defensively and pick off passes. Willing to come back hard to receive puck at top speed/back off defenders with speed.
Gabriel Gagne (Victoriaville, QMJHL) – He’s a big winger that works hard and competes. Skating is fine for his size with decent speed. Seems to be able to handle the puck but a better shooter then play maker. With added strength and size has a chance to develop into a quality power forward.
Robin Kovacs (AIK IF, SweAl) – He’s not the player that should carry the team but he does at times. Competes with and without the puck, holds his own. Quick release and always a scoring threat.
Jiri Fronk (Cedar Rapids, USHL) – Has good size and strength. He is strong on the puck, has a very good shot and good hands. Good skater, he has good OHS, gets to the scoring areas. Good Pro potential. First year in America as a 94 born. Closer to Pro hockey than others.
Oliver Kylington (Farjestad, SweE) – He quit in several defensive situations and put his team in trouble – skates the puck up the ice and loses it and take a wide turn and no signs of even try to recover? Not same player as last season or even at the start of this season.
Nikita Korostelev (Sarnia, OHL) – He likely needs to be a top six forward to play at the next level and we aren’t convinced he can be. Lacks overall consistency and struggles to find his groove at times on offence.
Nicolas Roy (Chicoutimi, QMJHL) – Simply hasn’t developed as expected, skating isn’t a strength and can disappear for long stretches – time is running out for him to turn his disappointing season around.
Ryan Pilon (Brandon, WHL) – Just doesn’t do it for us. To inconsistent and doesn’t play with any life or passion. Has all the tools to be a good player but he is getting accolades based on lineage not performance. Not as good as people think.