ISS Hockey Releases Final Rankings In Its 2016 ISS NHL Draft Guide

With amateur hockey seasons completed, International Scouting Services has released its final prospect rankings in the 2016 NHL Draft Guide.  The industry-leading guide provides the most comprehensive analysis and preview of the upcoming NHL Draft.


June 1, 2016 [Waterloo, ON] ISS Hockey announces the release of its final player rankings for the upcoming NHL Draft to be held on June 24-25, 2016 in Buffalo, NY. The rankings are featured in the newly released 2016 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 220 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 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 2016 Mock Draft, as picked by the consensus of ISS Hockey’s scouts
  • An outlook on the next THREE NHL Drafts, with rankings of the Top 50 prospects for 2017, Top 30 prospects for 2018 and Top 10 for 2019

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 2016 NHL Draft

1MATTHEWS, AustonC9/17/1997L6.01.5210Zurich ZSCSuiA
2LAINE, PatrikRW4/19/1998R6.04209TapparaFinE
3PULJUJARVI, JesseRW5/7/1998R6.03203KarpatFinE
4TKACHUK, MatthewLW12/11/1997L6.01.25195LondonOHL
5DUBOIS, Pierre-LucC6/24/1998L6.02.5202Cape BretonQMJHL
6NYLANDER, AlexanderRW3/2/1998R6.00.5179MississaugaOHL
7BROWN, LoganC3/5/1998L6.06222WindsorOHL
8CHYCHRUN, JakobLD3/31/1998L6.02215SarniaOHL
9JOST, TysonRW3/14/1998L5.11191PentictonBCHL
10SERGACHEV, MikhailRD6/25/1998L6.02.5206WindsorOHL
11JUOLEVI, OlliLD5/5/1998L6.02.5179LondonOHL
12KELLER, ClaytonC7/29/1998L5.09.5168NTDP USA Under-18USHL
13MCLEOD, MichaelC2/3/1998R6.02.25188MississaugaOHL
14JONES, MaxLW2/17/1998L6.03205LondonOHL
15RUBTSOV, GermanC6/27/1998L6.02178Russia MHL 98RusJr
16BEAN, JakeLD6/9/1998L5.11.75173CalgaryWHL
17BELLOWS, KiefferLW6/10/1998L6.00196NTDP USA Under-18USHL
18KUNIN, LukeRW12/4/1997R5.11.75193WisconsinBigTen
19FABBRO, DanteRD6/20/1998R6.00.25189PentictonBCHL
20HOWDEN, BrettC3/29/1998L6.02.25193Moose JawWHL
21GAUTHIER, JulienRW10/15/1997R6.03.5225Val-d'OrQMJHL
22TUFTE, RileyLW4/10/1998L6.04.75205BlaineMN-HS
23MCAVOY, CharlesRD12/21/1997R6.00.25208Boston UnivH.E.
24THOMPSON, TageC10/30/1997R6.05185ConnecticutH.E.
25STANLEY, LoganLD5/26/1998L6.06.75220WindsorOHL
26DEBRINCAT, AlexanderRW12/18/1997R5.07163ErieOHL
27KATCHOUK, BorisLW6/18/1998L6.01181S.S. MarieOHL
28RADDYSH, TaylorRW2/18/1998R6.01.75203ErieOHL
29MOVERARE, JacobLD8/31/1998L6.02198HV71SweJE
30LABERGE, PascalRW4/9/1998R6.01175VictoriavilleQMJHL
Published June 1 2016

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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