ISS Hockey Releases ISS Top 30 For March

nylander_alexander_instaMatthews continues to establish himself as the Top Prospect for 2016 NHL Draft; Alexander Nylander jumps into Top 5

March 02, 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
5Tkachuk, MatthewLW12/11/1997L6.01.25195LondonOHL
6Chychrun, JakobLD3/31/1998L6.02215SarniaOHL
7McLeod, MichaelC2/3/1998R6.02.25188MississaugaOHL
8Dubois, Pierre-LucLW6/24/1998L6.02.5202Cape BretonQMJHL
9Sergachev, MikhailRD6/25/1998L6.02.5206WindsorOHL
10Brown, LoganC3/5/1998L6.06222WindsorOHL
11Jones, MaxLW2/17/1998L6.03205LondonOHL
12Juolevi, OlliLD5/5/1998L6.02.5179LondonOHL
13Rubtsov, GermanC6/27/1998L6.02178Russia MHL 98RusJr
14Keller, ClaytonC7/29/1998L5.09.5168NTDP USA Under-18USHL
15Jost, TysonRW3/14/1998L5.11191PentictonBCHL
16Gauthier, JulienRW10/15/1997R6.03.5225Val d'OrQMJHL
17Bellows, KiefferC6/10/1998L6.00196NTDP USA Under-18USHL
18Kunin, LukeRW12/4/1997R5.11.75193WisconsinBigTen
19Tufte, RileyLW4/10/1998L6.04.75205FargoUSHL
20McAvoy, CharlesRD12/21/1997R6.00.25208Boston UniversityH.E.
21Bean, JakeLD6/9/1998L5.11.75173CalgaryWHL
22Thompson, TageC10/30/1997R6.05185ConneticutH.E.
23Bastian, NathanC12/6/1997R6.03.75208MississaugaOHL
24Fabbro, DanteRD6/20/1998R6.00.25189PentictonBCHL
25Stanley, LoganLD5/26/1998L6.06.75220WindsorOHL
26Asplund, RasmusC12/3/1997L5.10.5176FarjestadSweJE
27Abramov, VitaliiLW5/8/1998L5.08.75172GatineauQMJHL
28Laberge, PascalC4/9/1998R6.01175VictoriavilleQMJHL
29Dube, DillonC7/20/1998L5.10.25180KelownaWHL
30Mattson, MitchellC1/2/1998L6.04186Grand RapidsMN-HS
Published March 02 2016

March’s release of the ISS Top 30 saw several players make significant movement towards the top of the first round. Alexander Nylander joins Matthews (#1), Puljujarvi (#2), Laine (#3) and Tkachuk (#5) as rank #4 in ISS Top 5 and pushes Jakob Chychrun out and into rank #6. Left winger, Pierre-Luc Dubois of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles rises five positions, from #13 to #8, to break into the Top 10 for the first time this season.

“Nylander has improved his willingness to battle for space,” says ISS Hockey Director of Scouting Dennis MacInnis. “He has the puck skills and one on one ability to turn people inside out in the offensive zone.”

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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