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

Alex Newhook rises to #7 in our ISS Top 31 after leading all scorers in the BCHL with 53 points in 31 games.


December 5, 2018 [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:


December ISS Hockey Top 31 Ranked Prospects for 2019 NHL Draft

RankPlayer NamePos.DOBShotHgt.Wgt.TeamLea.
1Hughes, JackC5/14/2001L5.1152USA U18NTDP
2Kakko, KaapoRW2/13/2001L6.01187TPS TurkuFinE
3Byram, BowenD6/13/2001L6.00.5*194VancouverWHL
4Dach, KirbyC1/21/2001R6.03.5*199SaskatoonWHL
5Podkolzin, VasilyLW6/24/2001L6.01183St. Peterburg SKA-194MHL
6Cozens, DylanC2/9/2001R6.03*181LethbridgeWHL
7Newhook, AlexC1/28/2001L5.10.25*190VictoriaBCHL
8Boldy, MatthewC4/5/2001L6.00.75*175USA U18NTDP
9Robertson, MatthewD3/9/2001L6.03*201EdmontonWHL
10Suzuki, RyanC5/28/2001L6.00.25*178BarrieOHL
11Lavoie, RaphaelC9/25/2000R6.03.5*191HalifaxQMJHL
12Broberg. PhilipD6/25/2001L6.03198AIKSweJE
13Turcotte, AlexC2/26/2001L5.11187USA U18NTDP
14Zegras, TrevorC3/20/2001L5.10.75*159USA U18NTDP
15Soderstrom, VictorD2/26/2001R5.11.5177BrynasSwe18
16Krebs, PeytonLW1/26/2001L5.11.25*190KootenayWHL
17York, CamD1/5/2001L5.10.75*163USA U18NTDP
18Caufield, ColeC1/2/2001R5.06*150USA U18NTDP
19Foote, NolanLW11/29/2000L6.03.5*190KelownaWHL
20Poulin, SamuelLW2/25/2001L6.01.25*206SherbrookeQMJHL
21Guskov, MatveiC1/20/2001L6.01.25*177LondonOHL
22Vlasic, AlexD6/5/2001L6.05*193USA U18NTDP
23Korczak, KaedanD1/29/2001R6.02.75*192KelownaWHL
24Nikolayev, IlyaC6/26/2001L6189Loko-JuniorMHL
25Bjornfot, TobiasD4/6/2001L6188Djurgardens J20SweJE
26Harley, ThomasD8/19/2001L6.03*188MississaugaOHL
27Teply, MichalLW5/27/2001R6.03187LiberecCzeE
28Kokkonen, MikkoLD1/18/2001L5.11198JukuritFinE
29Robertson, NicholasLW9/11/2001L5.08.75*162PeterboroughOHL
30Kaliyev, ArthurLW6/26/2001L6.01.25*190HamiltonOHL
31McCarthy, CaseD1/9/2001R6.00.75*193USA U18NTDP
1Knight, SpencerG4/19/2001L6.02.5*193USA U18NTDP
2Jones, HunterG9/21/2000L6.04*196PeterboroughOHL
Published December 5, 2018


Canadian Alex Newhook (Victoria) rises to #7 in the ISS Top 31 Rankings after a dominant performance in the BCHL with 53 points in 31 games. ISS Director of Scouting Dennis MacInnis recognized his progress stating:

“Alex Newhook excels with the puck on his stick and has great vision and excellent offensive instincts – he has the tools to take him to the highest level.”

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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