ISS Hockey Releases ISS Top 31 for April, Rankings of the Top Prospects for the 2019 NHL Draft

Alex Turcotte returns from injury and moves up to #6 in the ISS April 2019 Rankings

April 3, 2019 [Waterloo, ON] ISS Hockey has released its new monthly rankings of the top prospects eligible for the 2019 NHL Draft. The rankings have been created and compiled by our worldwide network of scouts.

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:

April ISS Hockey Top 31 Ranked Prospects for 2019 NHL Draft

1Hughes, Jack May 14/01USA U18NTDPCL5.10.25*168
2Kakko, KaapoFeb 13/01TPS TurkuFinERWL6.02.25*194
3Byram, BowenJun 13/01VancouverWHLLDL6.00.5*194
4Podkolzin, VasilyJun 24/01St. PetersburgKHLLWL6.01190
5Cozens, DylanFeb 9/01LethbridgeWHLCR6.03*181
6Turcotte, AlexFeb 26/01USA U18NTDPCL5.11*189
7Dach, KirbyJan 21/01SaskatoonWHLCR6.03.5*199
8Boldy, MatthewApr 5/01USA U18NTDPCL6.00.75*175
9Zegras, TrevorMar 20/01USA U18NTDPCL5.10.75*159
10Krebs, PeytonJan 26/01KootenayWHLLWL5.11.25*180
11York, CamJan 5/01USA U18NTDPLDL5.10.75*163
12Lavoie, RaphaelSep 25/00HalifaxQMJHLCR6.03.5*191
13Soderstrom, VictorFeb 26/01BrynasSweJELDR5.11*179
14Newhook, AlexJan 28/01VictoriaBCHLCL5.10.5*195
15Harley, ThomasAug 19/01MississaugaOHLDL6.03*188
16Caufield, ColeJan 2/01USA U18NTDPCR5.06*150
17Robertson, MatthewMar 9/01EdmontonWHLLDL6.03*201
18Poulin, SamuelFeb 25/01SherbrookeQMJHLLWL6.01.25*206
19Tomasino, PhilipJul 28/01NiagaraOHLCR5.11.75*178
20Suzuki, RyanMay 28/01BarrieOHLCL6.00.25*178
21Broberg, PhilipJun 25/01AIK IFSweAlLDL6.02.75*199
22Nikolayev, IlyaJun 26/01Yaroslavl LokoMHLCL6190
23Brink, BobbyJul 8/01Sioux CityUSHLCR5.08.25*159
24Leason, BrettApr 30/99Prince AlbertWHLCR6.03.75*200
25Bjornfot, TobiasApr 6/01Djurgardens J20SweJELDL6.00*202
26Afanasyev, EgorJan 23/01MuskegonUSHLCL6.03.5*201
27Seider, MoritzApr 6/01MannheimerGerERDR6.03.5*183
28Kaliyev, ArthurJun 26/01HamiltonOHLLWL6.01.25*190
29Korczak, KaedanJan 29/01KelownaWHLRDR6.02.75*192
30Warren, MarshallApr 20/01USA U18NTDPLDL5.10.25*161
31Pelletier, JakobMar 7/01MonctonQMJHLCL5.09*161
1Knight, Spencer DEApr 19/01USA U18NTDPGL6.02.5*193
2Kochetkov, Pyotr REJun 25/99RyazanVHLGL6.03205
Published April 3, 2019

USA U18 centerman Alex Turcotte takes the #6 spot in the April ISS Rankings after a sensational post-injury run. Dennis MacInnis, Director of Scouting for ISS Hockey, observed Turcotte’s skills, stating:

“Alex missed a bunch of games due to injury early in the season but since his return he’s been LIGHTS OUT. As a result, he has moved back up the rankings to #6 overall. Turcotte is a crafty two-way player with speed, slick passing skills and offensive instincts; his grit and passion are just a bonus. He’s fast, smart and skilled with the ability to be a difference maker.”

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 hockey scouting organization. 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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