ISS Hockey Releases ISS Top 30 For February

February release of the ISS Top 30 shows consistent Top 5 ranks; Fitzpatrick and Woll snatch #1 and #2 goalie rankings.


February 03, 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
3Tkachuk, MatthewLW12/11/1997L6.01.25195LondonOHL
4Laine, PatrikLW4/19/1998R6.04209TapparaFinE
5Chychrun, JakobLD3/31/1998L6.02215SarniaOHL
6McLeod, MichaelC2/3/1998R6.02.25188MississaugaOHL
7Nylander, AlexanderRW3/2/1998R6.00.5179MississaugaOHL
8Jones, MaxLW2/17/1998L6.03205LondonOHL
9Sergachev, MikhailRD6/25/1998L6.02.5206WindsorOHL
10Juolevi, OlliLD5/5/1998L6.02.5179LondonOHL
11Rubtsov, GermanC6/27/1998L6.02176Russia MHL 98RusJr
12Brown, LoganC3/5/1998L6.06222WindsorOHL
13Dubois, Pierre-LucLW6/24/1998L6.02.5202Cape BretonQMJHL
14Jost, TysonRW3/14/1998L5.11191PentictonBCHL
15Keller, ClaytonC7/29/1998L5.09.5168NTDP USA Under-18USHL
16Gauthier, JulienRW10/15/1997R6.03.5225Val-d'OrQMJHL
17Bellows, KiefferC6/10/1998L6.00196NTDP USA Under-18USHL
18Kunin, LukeRW12/4/1997R5.11.75193WisconsinBigTen
19McAvoy, CharlesRD12/21/1997R6.00.25208Boston UnivH.E.
20Fabbro, DanteRD6/20/1998R6.00.25189PentictonBCHL
21Bean, JakeLD6/9/1998L5.11.75173CalgaryWHL
22Tufte, RileyLW4/10/1998L6.04.75205BlaineMN-HS
23Krys, ChadLD4/10/1998L5.11185NTDP USA Under-18USHL
24Bastian, NathanC12/6/1997R6.03.75208MississaugaOHL
25Mattson, MitchellC1/2/1998L6.04186Grand RapidsMN-HS
26Knierim, WilliamRW1/22/1998R6.02.5207DubuqueUSHL
27Stanley, LoganLD5/26/1998L6.06.75220WindsorOHL
28Asplund, RasmusC12/3/1997L5.10.5176FarjestadSweJE
29Laberge, PascalC4/9/1998R6.01175VictoriavilleQMJHL
30Hajek, LiborLD2/4/1998L6.02185SaskatoonWHL
Published February 3 2016

Auston Matthews (Rank #1), Jesse Puljujarvi (Rank #2), Matthew Tkachuk (Rank #3), Patrik Laine (Rank #4) and Jakob Chychrun (Rank #5) remain unchanged in February’s ISS Hockey’s release of top prospects for the 2016 NHL Draft. Instead, there is a drastic change in the goalie rankings leading up to the draft. Evan Fitzpatrick and Joseph Woll snatch the #1 and #2 goalie rankings, respectively.

“Sherbrooke Phoenix goalkeeper Evan Fitzpatrick has tremendous upside,” says ISS Hockey Director of Scouting Dennis MacInnis. “A butterfly goalie with good size and athleticism. He is calm, relaxed and controlled between the pipes, which has helped him gain the #1 rank of the top eligible goaltenders in the 2016 NHL Draft.”

“Joseph Woll of the USA Under-18 has been steadily proving that he has the ability to become a solid NHL goalie,” comments ISS Hockey Head U.S. Scout, Phil Myre. “Woll has developed patience in the net that adds to his high skill level and consistency game after game.”

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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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