ISS Hockey Releases Final Rankings In Its 2015 NHL Draft Guide

With amateur hockey seasons completed, International Scouting Services has released its final prospect rankings in the 2015 NHL Draft Guide.  Bigger and better than ever, the industry-leading guide provides the most comprehensive analysis and preview of the upcoming NHL Draft.


(Waterloo, ON) ISS Hockey announces the release of its final player rankings for the upcoming NHL Draft to be held on June 26-27, 2015 in Sunrise, FL. The rankings are featured in the newly released 2015 ISS NHL Draft Guide.

The industry leading ISS NHL Draft Guide provides the most comprehensive analysis and preview of the NHL Draft. Bigger and Better than ever with over 150 pages, the guide features:

▪ Rankings of the top 220 NHL draft eligible prospects, as determined by ISS Hockey’s worldwide scouting staff, including rankings by positions
▪ Detailed Scouting Reports for all ranked 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 in the future
▪ Top 5 players in 14 categories – Skating, Puck Handling, Scoring, Playmaking, Toughness, Offensive Defenseman, Defensive Defenseman, Faceoffs, Best Little Guy, Defensive Forward, Puck Protection, Hardest Shot, Under Rated, and Over Rated
▪ ISS Mock Draft, as picked by the consensus of ISS Hockey’s scouts
▪ An outlook on the next two NHL Drafts, with rankings of the Top 50 prospects for 2016 and Top 30 prospects for 2017

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 for these young men.

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 30, highlighting the final rankings of the top 30 prospects for the NHL Draft. An interactive page where the Final ISS Top 30 can be viewed, sorted, commented on, and where users can interact with our scouts can be viewed at:

Final ISS Hockey Top 30 Ranked For 2015 NHL Draft

RankNamePosBirth DateShotHeightWeightTeamLeague
1McDavid, ConnorC1/13/1997L6.00.75195ErieOHL
2Eichel, JackC10/28/1996R6.02196Boston UnivH.E.
3Strome, DylanC3/7/1997L6.03185ErieOHL
4Crouse, LawsonLW6/23/1997L6.04215KingstonOHL
5Hanifin, Noah LD1/25/1997L6.02.75203Boston CollegeH.E.
6Marner, MitchellC5/5/1997R5.11160LondonOHL
7Provorov, IvanLD1/13/1997L6.00.5201BrandonWHL
8Barzal, MathewC5/26/1997R5.11.25175SeattleWHL
9Rantanen, MikkoRW10/29/1996L6.03.5211TPS TurkuFinE
10Zacha, PavelC4/6/1997L6.03210SarniaOHL
11Werenski, ZachRD7/19/1997L6.02206MichiganBigTen
12Konecny, TravisC3/11/1997R5.09.75175OttawaOHL
13Connor, KyleC12/9/1996L6.01177YoungstownUSHL
14Meier, TimoRW10/8/1996L6.01209HalifaxQMJHL
15White, ColinRW1/30/1997R6.00183USA Under-18NTDP
16Chabot, ThomasLD1/30/1997L6.01.5180Saint JohnQMJHL
17Bittner, PaulLW11/4/1996L6.04204PortlandWHL
18Svechnikov, EvgenyRW10/31/1996L6.01.75199Cape BretonQMJHL
19Merkley, NickC5/23/1997R5.10.5191KelownaWHL
20Ek Eriksson, JoelC1/29/1997L6.01.75180FarjestadSweJE
21Carlo, BrandonRD11/26/1996R6.05196Tri-CityWHL
22Zboril, JakubLD2/21/1997L6.00.75184Saint JohnQMJHL
23Roy, JeremyRD5/14/1997R6.00188SherbrookeQMJHL
24Guryanov, DenisRW6/7/1997L6.02.5183Togliatti LadyaRusJr
25Harkins, JansenC/LW5/23/1997L6.01.25182Prince GeorgeWHL
26Sprong, DanielRW3/17/1997R6.00180CharlottetownQMJHL
27Debrusk, Jake LW10/17/1996L5.11.5174Swift CurrentWHL
28Bracco, JeremyRW3/17/1997R5.09.25173USA Under-18NTDP
29Juulsen, NoahLD4/2/1997R6.01.5174EverettWHL
30Carlsson, GabrielLD1/2/1997L6.04183LinkopingSweJE
Published June 2 2015

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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