ISS Hockey Releases FINAL Rankings in its 2017 NHL Draft Guide

ISS Hockey parent HockeyTech will donate ALL proceeds from sales of its 2017 NHL Draft Guide to “Hockey Helps The Homeless”, offering the guide at an unprecedented price of $10


ISS Hockey releases 2017 NHL Draft Guide. All proceeds will benefit Hockey Helps the Homeless.

June 6, 2017 [Waterloo, ON] ISS Hockey announces the release of its final player rankings for the upcoming NHL Draft to be held on June 23-24, 2017 in Chicago, IL. The rankings are featured in the newly released 2017 NHL Draft Guide.

To reflect the growth and rising stature of ISS Hockey parent company HockeyTech, all proceeds from the 2017 NHL Draft Guide will be donated to Hockey Helps The Homeless, a charitable organization which combines hockey with raising funds to aid the homeless crisis.

“Communities across this nation are inflicted with families who find themselves homeless for various reasons, and we are proud to support the work being done by Hockey Helps The Homeless – hockey people helping their communities!”, says HockeyTech CEO Stu Siegel. “I personally encourage all hockey fans to help us give back by purchasing our NHL Draft Guide for only $10.”


About 2017 ISS NHL Draft Guide

The industry leading ISS NHL Draft Guide provides the most comprehensive analysis and preview of the NHL Draft. With over 100 pages, the guide features:

  • Rankings of the top 200 NHL draft eligible prospects, as determined by ISS Hockey’s worldwide scouting staff, including rankings by positions
  • Detailed scouting reports for Top 100 ranked skating prospects, plus Top 10 ranked goalie prospects, including grading of skills, analysis of strengths & weaknesses, NHL potential, NHL player comparisons, scout comments, and more
  • Historical Draft and System Analysis for each NHL team, analyzing past drafts and free agency outlooks
  • Picks of the top Wildcards & Sleepers in the draft, those players who are not highly rated, but ISS feels are likely to develop into impact players
  • Top 5 players in 14 categories – Skating, Stickhandling, Scoring, Leadership, 3-on-3, Under Rated, Over Rated, Offensive Defenseman, Defensive Defenseman, Best Little Guy, Defensive Forward, Puck Protection, Power Forward, and Best Shot
  • ISS 2017 Mock Draft, as picked by the consensus of ISS Hockey’s scouts
  • An outlook on the next 3 NHL Drafts, with rankings of the Top 50 prospects for 2018, Top 30 prospects for 2019, and Top 10 for 2020


ISS Hockey’s scouting information and the technology tools provided by ISS parent company HockeyTech are vital tools used by NHL teams in their day-to-day evaluations of prospects and players. For hockey fans and fantasy players, the ISS NHL Draft Guide has become the “bible” for providing the vital information needed to truly understand the NHL Draft from the eyes of professional scouts and NHL GMs. ISS scouts have been tracking the prospects eligible for the NHL Draft for years (typically from the age of fourteen), so they have unique knowledge of the strengths, weaknesses and probabilities for success at the NHL level. The hockey media also relies upon the ISS Hockey rankings in their coverage of draft prospects. ISS scouts are relied upon by the hockey media as expert guests leading up to the NHL Draft.

While ISS Hockey scouting information is exclusively available to professional and elite amateur teams all season, the ISS NHL Draft Guide is the only annual opportunity for fans to “Get What the Pros Use!”  To order or get more info, go to:

Below is the Final ISS Top 31, highlighting the final rankings of the Top 31 Prospects for the NHL Entry Draft. An interactive page where the Final ISS Top 31 can be viewed, sorted, commented on, and where users can interact with our scouts can be viewed at:

ISS Hockey Top 31 Ranked Prospects For 2017 NHL Draft

RankPlayer NamePosDOBShotHeightWeightTeamLeague
1Patrick, NolanC9/19/1998R6.02.75*198BrandonWHL
2Hischier, NicoC1/4/1999L6.00.75*176HalifaxQMJHL
3Vilardi, GabeC8/16/1999R6.03*201WindsorOHL
4Heiskanen, MiroD7/18/1999L6.00174HIFK HelsinkiFinE
5Tippett, OwenRW2/16/1999R6.01.5*202MississaugaOHL
6Glass, CodyC4/1/1999R6.01.75*180PortlandWHL
7Mittelstadt, CaseyC11/22/1998L6.00.75*201Eden PrairieMN-HS
8Liljegren, TimothyD4/30/1999R6.00191RogleSweE
9Makar, CaleD10/30/1998R5.11.25*179BrooksAJHL
10Rasmussen, MichaelC4/17/1999L6.05.75*215Tri-CityWHL
11Suzuki, NickC8/10/1999R5.10.75*187Owen SoundOHL
12Foote, CallanD12/13/1998R6.03.5*213KelownaWHL
13Necas, MartinRW1/15/1999R6.00.5167Brno Kometa HCCzeE
14Valimaki, JuusoLD10/6/1998L6.01.5*204Tri-CityWHL
15Poehling, RyanC1/3/1999L6.01.75183St. Cloud StateNCHC
16Kostin, KlimC5/5/1999L6.03*196DynamoKHL
17Tolvanen, EeliLW4/22/1999L5.11.25*170Sioux CityUSHL
18Hague, NicolasD12/5/1998L6.05.5*206MississaugaOHL
19Vesalainen, KristianLW6/1/1999L6.03.25207V. FrolundaSweE
20Pettersson, EliasC11/12/1998L6.01.25156TimraSweAl
21Thomas, RobertC7/2/1999R5.11.5*185LondonOHL
22Ratcliffe, IsaacLW2/15/1999L6.05.5*196GuelphOHL
23Norris, JoshuaC5/5/1999L6.01.25*192USA U18NTDP
24Lind, KoleC10/16/1998R6.01*176KelownaWHL
25Andersson, LiasLW10/13/1998L5.11.5198HV71SweE
26Yamamoto, KailerRW9/29/1998R5.07.5*153SpokaneWHL
27Bowers, ShaneC7/30/1999L6.01.25*178WaterlooUSHL
28Timmins, ConorLD9/18/1998R6.01.25*185S.S. MarieOHL
29Jokiharju, HenriD6/17/1999R5.11.75*176PortlandWHL
30Comtois, MaximeLW1/8/1999L6.02.25*199VictoriavilleQMJHL
31Anderson-Dolan, JaretC9/12/1999L5.11*188SpokaneWHL
1Luukkonen, Ukko-PekkaG3/9/1999L6.04.5196HPK HameenlinnaFinJrA
2Oettinger, JakeG12/18/1998L6.04203Boston UniversityH.E.
Published June 06, 2017


About ISS Hockey

ISS Hockey (International Scouting Services) is the world’s leading independent scouting and information provider on hockey prospects. Founded in 2002, ISS is a division of HockeyTech, a worldwide leader in hockey technology, analytics and information services. ISS scouts, evaluates, analyzes and ranks players internationally on behalf of its many clients. ISS data is widely utilized in the hockey world, building an industry leading reputation for the best and most comprehensive scouting information. The key to the success of ISS is the incredible worldwide network of ISS Hockey scouts. ISS scouts are within reach of every young hockey player in the world, and attend every major hockey tournament, in addition to thousands of league games. All players that we rank will have been seen and evaluated many times by several ISS scouts.

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About Hockey Helps The Homeless

Hockey Helps The Homeless (HHTH) is a nationally recognized charitable organization known for their series of one-day hockey tournaments where participants get to share the ice with former NHL pros and female Gold-Medal Olympians in order to raise money for the homeless. Funds raised address the needs of the estimated 250,000 people who will experience homelessness in Canada this year. HHTH supports 45 local homeless support agencies across the country and is an official partner of the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness.

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