ISS Hockey Releases ISS Top 31 for April, Rankings of the Top Prospects for 2018 NHL Draft

Many familiar faces in our Top 31 led their teams to first round playoff success, and look to continue to impress as the post-season marches on

April 4, 2018 [Waterloo, ON] ISS Hockey has released its new monthly rankings of the top prospects eligible for the 2018 NHL Draft. The rankings have been created and compiled by our worldwide network of scouts.

Andrei Svechnikov (Barrie, OHL)
ISS #2 Ranked NHL Entry Draft Prospect

Below is the ISS Top 31, highlighting the rankings for the top 31 skater and top 2 goalie prospects, which is released on the first Wednesday of every month

during the hockey season. An interactive page where the ISS Top 31 can be viewed, sorted, and commented on, and where users can interact with our scouts, can be viewed at: isshockey.com/iss-top-31

 

ISS Hockey Top 31 Ranked Prospects for 2018 NHL Draft

RankPlayer NamePositionDOBShotHeightWeightTeamLeaguePrevious Rank
1Dahlin, RasmusLD4/13/2000L6.02181Vastra FrolundaSweE1
2Svechnikov, AndreiRW/C3/26/2000L6.02*186BarrieOHL2
3Zadina, FilipRW11/27/1999L6.00*196HalifaxQMJHL3
4Tkachuk, BradyC9/16/1999L6.03.25*196Boston UniversityH. E4
5Wahlstrom, OliverC6/13/2000R6.00.75*205USA U18NTDP5
6Bouchard, EvanRD10/20/1999R6.01.75*193LondonOHL6
7Hughes, QuinnLD10/14/1999L5.09.5*170U. of MichiganBig Ten7
8Dobson, NoahRD1/7/2000R6.02.75*180Acadie-BathurstQMJHL10
9Boqvist, AdamLD8/15/2000R5.11170Brynas IF Jr.SweJE8
10Veleno, JosephC1/13/2000L6.01*195DrummondvilleQMJHL9
11Smith, TyLD3/24/2000L5.10.25*176SpokaneWHL11
12Hayton, BarrettC6/9/2000L6.00.75*191Sault Ste. MarieOHL13
13Denisenko, GrigoriLW6/24/2000R5.11165Yaroslavl LokoRusJr12
14Kupari, RasmusC3/15/2000R6.01.25183Karpat OuluFinE14
15Lundestrom, IsacC11/6/1999L6.00.5185Lulea HFSweE15
16Farabee, JoelLW2/25/2000L5.11.5*164USA U18NTDP16
17Kaut, MartinRW10/2/1999R6.01.5176PardubiceCzeE23
18Kotkaniemi, JesperiC7/6/2000L6.01.5*188AssatFinE17
19McIsaac, JaredLD3/27/2000L6.01*195HalifaxQMJHL18
20Wilde, BodeRD1/24/2000R6.02.25*195USA U18NTDP19
21Noel, SerronRW8/8/2000R6.04.75*200OshawaOHL21
22Alexeyev, AlexanderRD11/15/1999R6.03*200Red DeerWHL22
23Bernard-Docker, JacobRD6/30/2000R6.00*181OkotoksAJHL24
24McLeod, RyanC9/21/1999L6.02*200MississaugaOHL20
25Ginning, AdamRD1/13/2000L6.03196Linkoping HCSweE25
26Thomas, AkilC1/2/2000R5.11*169NiagaraOHL26
27Groulx, Benoit-OlivierC2/6/2000L6.00.75*192HalifaxQMJHL27
28Bokk, DominikLW2/3/2000R6.01178VaxjoSweJE28
29Tychonick, JonathanLD3/3/2000L5.11.25166PentictonBCHL29
30Miller, K'AndreLD1/21/2000L6.03*206USA U18NTDPNR
31Olofsson, JacobC2/8/2000L6.01.75*192TimraSweAl30
Goalies
1Rodrigue, OlivierG7/6/2000L6.00.25*159DrummondvilleQMJHL1
2Ingham, JacobG6/10/2000L6.04*186MississaugaOHLNR
Published April 4, 2018

 

The Barrie Colts of the OHL were extremely happy to get Andrei Svechnikov back in their lineup for Game #6 of their first-round playoff series vs the Mississauga Steelheads. Svechnikov exploded for 5 points in the series clinching win, bringing the same dynamic offensive game he has displayed all year to the table.

“Svechnikov has impressed me every time I’ve seen him play this year” said ISS Director of Scouting Dennis MacInnis. “He has a great combination of size, skating and puck skills to go along with his exceptional offensive hockey sense. He knows how to find the soft areas on the ice to score goals, and can really dangle for his size, showing outstanding one on one ability. He also has patience and playmaking to go along with a great release. He looks to be NHL ready next season and will be a future top line scoring winger.”

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