ISS Hockey Releases ISS Top 30 For April

jakebean1As the season winds down, Matthews (#1), Puljujarvi (#2) and Laine (#3) remain as Top 3 in the ISS Top 30 April Release

April 06, 2016 [Waterloo, ON] ISS Hockey has released its monthly rankings of the top prospects eligible for the 2016 NHL Draft. This month’s rankings include the top 200 skaters, along with the top 15 goaltenders, as evaluated and ranked by ISS Hockey’s worldwide network of scouts.

Below is the ISS Top 30, highlighting the rankings for the top 30 prospects, which are released on the first Wednesday of every month during the hockey season:

ISS Hockey Top 30 Ranked Prospects For 2016 NHL Draft

1Matthews, AustonC9/17/1997L6.01.5210Zurich ZSCSuiA
2Puljujarvi, JesseRW5/7/1998R6.03203KarpatFinE
3Laine, PatrikLW4/19/1998R6.04209TapparaFinE
4Nylander, AlexanderRW3/2/1998R6.00.5179MississaugaOHL
5Dubois, Pierre-LucLW6/24/1998L6.02.5202Cape BretonQMJHL
6Tkachuk, MatthewLW12/11/1997L6.01.25195LondonOHL
7Chychrun, JakobLD3/31/1998L6.02215SarniaOHL
8Sergachev, MikhailRD6/25/1998L6.02.5206WindsorOHL
9McLeod, MichaelC2/3/1998R6.02.25188MississaugaOHL
10Juolevi, OlliLD5/5/1998L6.02.5179LondonOHL
11Brown, LoganC3/5/1998L6.06222WindsorOHL
12Keller, ClaytonC7/29/1998L5.09.5168NTDP USA Under-18USHL
13Jones, MaxLW2/17/1998L6.03205LondonOHL
14Rubtsov, GermanC6/27/1998L6.02178Russia MHL 98RusJr
15Bean, JakeLD6/9/1998L5.11.75173CalgaryWHL
16Bellows, KiefferC6/10/1998L6.00196NTDP USA Under-18USHL
17Kunin, LukeRW12/4/1997R5.11.75193WisconsinBigTen
18Jost, TysonRW3/14/1998L5.11191PentictonBCHL
19Gauthier, JulienRW10/15/1997R6.03.5225Val d'OrQMJHL
20Tufte, RileyLW4/10/1998L6.04.75205FargoUSHL
21McAvoy, CharlesRD12/21/1997R6.00.25208Boston UniversityH.E.
22Thompson, TageC10/30/1997R6.05185ConnecticutH.E.
23Bastian, NathanC12/6/1997R6.03.75208MississaugaOHL
24Howden, BrettLW3/29/1998L6.02.25193Moose JawWHL
25Debrincat, AlexanderC12/18/1997R5.07163ErieOHL
26Laberge, PascalC4/9/1998R6.01175VictoriavilleQMJHL
27Raddysh, TaylorRW2/18/1998R6.01.75203ErieOHL
28Katchouk, BorisLW6/18/1998L6.01181S.S. MarieOHL
29Abramov, VitaliiLW5/8/1998L5.08.75172GatineauQMJHL
30Pu, CliffRW6/3/1998R6.01.5192LondonOHL
Published April 06 2016

Although Matthews (#1), Puljujarvi (#2) and Laine (#3), all remain as Top 3 in the ISS Top 30 April Release, the remaining 27 ranks have shuffled.  With the season winding down, Jake Bean, a left defender from Calgary Hitmen in the WHL, has become the biggest jumper, rising six ranks to #15.

“Jake Bean has a positive impact on today’s game,” says ISS Hockey Director of Scouting Dennis MacInnis. “He’s a smart offensive defender that has not only improved his defensive play substantially but has the courage to play bigger then he’s listed and be fearless when getting through traffic.”

The complete ISS Hockey rankings, evaluations, game reports, player reports, player profiles and more are exclusively available to hockey professionals through RinkNet, ISS parent company HockeyTech’s Scouting and Player Information System. To find out more about RinkNet, please visit

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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