ISS Hockey Releases ISS Top 30 for October

auston-matthews-zscAs the NHL season kicks off tonight, ISS Hockey releases its initial rankings for the 2016 NHL Draft. Zurich ZSC Right Winger Auston Matthews starts the season at the #1 rank, with Sarnia Stings Left Defensemen Jakob Chychrun at #2.

October 07, 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, AustonRW9/17/1997L6.01.5194Zurich ZSCSuiA
2Chychrun, JakobLD3/31/1998L6.02215SarniaOHL
3Jones, MaxLW2/17/1998L6.03205LondonOHL
4Tkachuk, MatthewLW12/11/1997L6.01.25195LondonOHL
5Puljujarvi, JesseRW5/7/1998R6.03198KarpatFinE
6Laine, PatrikLW4/19/1998R6.04209TapparaFinE
7Gauthier, JulienRW10/15/1997R6.03.5225Val-d'OrQMJHL
8Fabbro, DanteRD6/20/1998R6.00.25189PentictonBCHL
9McLeod, MichaelC2/3/1998R6.02.25188MississaugaOHL
10Brown, LoganC3/5/1998L6.06222WindsorOHL
11Nylander, AlexanderRW3/2/1998R6.00.5179MississaugaOHL
12Sergachev, MikhailRD6/25/1998L6.02.5206WindsorOHL
13Dubois, Pierre-LucLW6/24/1998L6.02.5202Cape BretonQMJHL
14Sokolov, DmitryLW4/14/1998L5.11.25220SudburyOHL
15Juolevi, OlliLD5/5/1998L6.02.5179LondonOHL
16Clague, KaleLD6/5/1998L5.11.75177BrandonWHL
17Benson, TylerLW3/15/1998L5.11.75201VancouverWHL
18Jost, TysonRW3/14/1998L5.11191PentictonBCHL
19Bellows, KiefferC6/10/1998L6.00196NTDP USA Under-18USHL
20Steel, SamC2/3/1998L5.11177ReginaWHL
21Keller, ClaytonC7/29/1998L5.09.5168NTDP USA Under-18USHL
22Knierim, WilliamRW1/22/1998R6.02.5207DubuqueUSHL
23Abramov, VitaliiLW5/8/1998L5.08.75172GatineauQMJHL
24Makinen, OttoC5/21/1998L6.00.5178TapparaFinJrA
25Krys, ChadLD4/10/1998L5.11185NTDP USA Under-18USHL
26Howden, BrettLW3/29/1998L6.02.25193Moose JawWHL
27Kunin, LukeRW12/4/1997R5.10.75188WisconsinBigTen
28Asplund, RasmusC12/3/1997L5.10.5176FarjestadSweJE
29Hajek, LiborLD2/4/1998L6.02185SaskatoonWHL
30Malenstyn, BeckC2/4/1998L6.01.75191CalgaryWHL
Published October 07 2015

Complete, an all-around package…that is just one key element that our elite ISS Scouting staff has labeled on #1 rank Auston Matthews. Matthews has very good puck skills, frame, offensive tools with good edge to edge control and mobility. ISS ranked Jakob Chychrun at #2 is a confident power house defensemen with impressive size and strength for his age. Rounding out the ISS Top 3 is London Knights Left Winger Max Jones, who is a highly skilled power forward with pro frame and shot.

“Matthews never slows down”, says ISS Hockey Director of Scouting Dennis MacInnis. “This kid is magic. His hockey sense and the way he can react on developing game situations is advanced. He has exceptional overall skills.”

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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