ISS Hockey November Release: Rising and Falling

arrowsISS Hockey released ISS Top 30 for November, rankings of top prospects for the 2016 NHL Draft on Wednesday, November 4th, 2015. The following is a showcase of rising and falling prospects within November’s release:


Jake Bean (Calgary, WHL)
Plays with poise and is in control of the game when he’s on the ice. Jumps into the play – good offensive instincts. Makes smart decisions with and without the puck. Does not put himself into bad spots on the ice.

Mitchell Mattson (Bloomington, USHL)
When this kid catches up to his size he has an opportunity to be a really solid player. Very lanky, but uses his size very well. Needs to get stronger. He is not afraid to move into traffic, he reminds us of a younger Jordan Staal.

Vojtek Budik (Prince Albert, WHL)
Adjusting quickly to North American game. Plays with poise and confidence and has the ability to open up shooting lanes with his lateral movement. Good hard low shot – with quick release.

Janne Kuokkanen (Karpat, FinJrA)
Kuokkanen is a two-way center who can play with anyone. Explosive player with a very good wrist shot, quick release and scoring ability.



Dmitry Sokolov (Sudbury, OHL)
Good scorer at this level but won’t score at the next level unless his skating and compete level improve. Wide-bodied winger who protects the puck well. Can go through the motions at times.

Evan Sarthou (Tri-City, USHL)
Needs to be more aggressive and play less deep in the goal. Confidence seemed low. Has all the tools, but needs to be more consistent in his overall play.

Luke Green (Saint John, QMJHL)
Great skater with mobility. Good puck skills and loves to handle the puck. Not afraid to lead the rush. Will hold on to the puck too long at times and make questionable decisions. Has an average shot and has good offensive instinct but vision is a concern.