ISS Hockey Releases ISS Top 30 For December

mmcleodDecember release of ISS Top 30 shows Michael McLeod rising into Top 5 to join Matthews, Tkachuk, Chychrun and Puljujarvi

December 02, 2015 [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, AustonC9/17/1997L6.01.5194Zurich ZSCSuiA
2TKACHUK, MatthewLW12/11/1997L6.01.25195LondonOHL
3CHYCHRUN, JakobLD3/31/1998L6.02215SarniaOHL
4PULJUJARVI, JesseRW5/7/1998R6.03203KarpatFinE
5MCLEOD, MichaelC4/19/1998R6.02.25188MississaugaOHL
6JONES, MaxLW2/17/1998L6.03205LondonOHL
7NYLANDER, AlexanderC10/15/1997R6.00.5179MississaugaOHL
8BROWN, LoganC6/20/1998L6.06222WindsorOHL
9LAINE, PatrikRW2/3/1998R6.04209TapparaFinE
10SERGACHEV, MikhailRD6/25/1998L6.02.5206WindsorOHL
11GAUTHIER, JulienRW3/5/1998R6.03.5225Val-d'OrQMJHL
12BELLOWS, KiefferLW3/14/1998L6.00196NTDP USA Under-18USHL
13JOST, TysonC3/15/1998L5.11191PentictonBCHL
14DUBOIS, Pierre-LucLW3/2/1998L6.02.5202Cape BretonQMJHL
15FABBRO, DanteRD6/24/1998R6.00.25189PentictonBCHL
16JUOLEVI, OlliLD4/14/1998L6.02.5179LondonOHL
17KELLER, ClaytonC7/29/1998L5.09.5168NTDP USA Under-18USHL
18STEEL, SamC6/10/1998L5.11177ReginaWHL
19BENSON, TylerLW6/5/1998L5.11.75201VancouverWHL
20BEAN, JakeLD2/3/1998L5.11.75173CalgaryWHL
21KRYS, ChadLD5/21/1998L5.11185NTDP USA Under-18USHL
22BASTIAN, NathanC12/6/1997R6.03.75208MississaugaOHL
23KNIERIM, WilliamRW1/22/1998R6.02.5207DubuqueUSHL
24KUNIN, LukeRW3/29/1998R5.11.75193WisconsinBigTen
25ASPLUND, RasmusC12/4/1997L5.10.5176FarjestadSweJE
26NIEMELAINEN, MarkusRD6/8/1998L6.04.75189SaginawOHL
27HAJEK, LiborLD2/4/1998L6.02185SaskatoonWHL
28RUBTSOV, GermanC6/27/1998L6.02176Russia MHL 98RusJr
29MCAVOY, CharlesRD12/21/1997R6.00.25208Boston Univ.H.E.
30RADDYSH, TaylorRW2/18/1998R6.01.75203ErieOHL
Published December 02 2015


Michael McLeod jumps up one position to #5 to join Matthews (#1), Tkachuk (#2), Chychrun (#3), and Puljujarvi (#4) in the Top 5 of ISS Hockey’s release of its December ISS Top 30. Max Jones of the London Knights in the Ontario Hockey League, drops three positions out of the Top 5. One the rise this December is Kieffer Bellows, the left winger rose six positions to #12.

“Michael McLeod does not back down physically”, says ISS Hockey Director of Scouting Dennis MacInnis. “As a player, he’s the one to make plays on rush at top speed, finishes checks and has the ability to make teammates better.”

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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