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

ISS Hockey Releases FINAL Rankings in 2018 ISS NHL Draft Guide – 100% Of Proceeds Goes to Hockey Helps the Homeless!

With most amateur hockey seasons completed, ISS Hockey has released its final prospect rankings in the 2018 NHL Draft Guide. The industry-leading guide provides the most comprehensive analysis and preview of the upcoming NHL Draft. Once again this year, 100% of the proceeds from the guide will go to Hockey Helps the Homeless.     

May 30, 2018 [Waterloo, ON] ISS Hockey announces the release of its final player rankings for the upcoming NHL Draft to be held on June 22-23, 2018 in Dallas, TX. The rankings are featured in the newly released 2018 NHL Draft Guide. All proceeds from the 2018 NHL Draft Guide will benefit Hockey Helps the Homeless, an organization that ISS Hockey parent company HockeyTech has adopted as its company charity.

ISS 2018 Draft Guide Available Now!


“Hockey Helps the Homeless is such a grassroots organization working hard to make a difference in communities across the nation to help with homelessness”, says HockeyTech CEO Stu Siegel. “We decided last year to do our part in helping their mission by donating 100% of the proceeds from the sales of our ISS NHL Draft Guides, so that every purchase is a donation to them.”


About the 2018 NHL Draft Guide

The industry leading ISS NHL Draft Guide provides the most comprehensive analysis and preview of the NHL Draft. With over 100 pages, the guide features:

▪ Rankings of the top 200 NHL draft eligible prospects, as determined by ISS Hockey’s worldwide scouting staff

▪ Detailed scouting reports for Top 100 ranked skater prospects, plus Top 10 ranked goalie prospects, including grading of skills, analysis of strengths & weaknesses, NHL potential, NHL player comparisons, scout comments, and more

▪ Historical Draft and System Analysis for each NHL team, analyzing past drafts and free agency outlooks

▪ Picks of the top Wildcards & Sleepers in the draft, those players who are not highly rated, but ISS feels are likely to develop into impact players

▪ Top 5 players in 14 categories – Skating, Puck Handling, Scoring, Leadership, 3-on-3 Specialist, Under Rated, Over Rated, Stay-At-Home Defenceman, Offensive Defenceman, Best Little Guy, Defensive Forward, Puck Protection, Power Forward, and Best Shot

▪ ISS 2018 Mock Draft, as picked by the consensus of ISS Hockey’s scouts

▪ An outlook on the next THREE NHL Drafts, with rankings of the Top 50 prospects for 2019, Top 30 prospects for 2020 and Top 10 for 2021!

ISS Hockey’s scouting information and the technology tools provided by ISS parent company HockeyTech are vital tools used by NHL teams in their day-to-day evaluations of prospects and players. For hockey fans and fantasy players, the ISS NHL Draft Guide has become the “bible” for providing the vital information needed to truly understand the NHL Draft from the eyes of professional scouts and NHL GMs. ISS scouts have been tracking the prospects eligible for the NHL Draft for years (typically from the age of fourteen), so they have unique knowledge of the strengths, weaknesses and probabilities for success at the NHL level for these young men.

The hockey media also relies upon the ISS Hockey rankings in their coverage of draft prospects. ISS scouts are relied upon by the hockey media as expert guests leading up to the NHL Draft. While ISS Hockey scouting information is exclusively available to professional and elite amateur teams all season, the ISS NHL Draft Guide is the only annual opportunity for fans to “Get What the Pros Use!”  To order or get more info, go to:

Below is the Final ISS Top 31, highlighting the final rankings of the Top 31 Prospects for the NHL Entry Draft. An interactive page where the Final ISS Top 31 can be viewed, sorted, commented on, and where users can interact with our scouts can be viewed at:

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-BathurstQMJHL9
9Boqvist, AdamLD8/15/2000R5.11170Brynas IF Jr.SweJE8
10Veleno, JosephC1/13/2000L6.01*195DrummondvilleQMJHL10
11Farabee, JoelLW2/25/2000L5.11.5*164USA U18NTDP11
12Hayton, BarrettC6/9/2000L6.00.75*191Sault Ste. MarieOHL12
13Kaut, MartinRW10/2/1999R6.01.5176PardubiceCzeE13
14Noel, SerronRW8/8/2000R6.04.75*200OshawaOHL14
15Kupari, RasmusC3/15/2000R6.01.25183Karpat OuluFinE15
16Kotkaniemi, JesperiC7/6/2000L6.01.5*188AssatFinE16
17Ginning, AdamRD1/13/2000L6.03196Linkoping HCSweE17
18Denisenko, GrigoriLW6/24/2000R5.11165Yaroslavl LokoRusJr18
19Smith, TyLD3/24/2000L5.10.25*176SpokaneWHL19
20Lundestrom, IsacC11/6/1999L6.00.5185Lulea HFSweE20
21McIsaac, JaredLD3/27/2000L6.01*195HalifaxQMJHL21
22Groulx, Benoit-OlivierC2/6/2000L6.00.75*192HalifaxQMJHL22
23Wilde, BodeRD1/24/2000R6.02.25*195USA U18NTDP23
24Alexeyev, AlexanderRD11/15/1999R6.03*200Red DeerWHL24
25Bernard-Docker, JacobRD6/30/2000R6.00*181OkotoksAJHL25
26McLeod, RyanC9/21/1999L6.02*200MississaugaOHL26
27Thomas, AkilC1/2/2000R5.11*169NiagaraOHL27
28Bokk, DominikLW2/3/2000R6.01178VaxjoSweJE28
29Marchenko, KirillRW7/21/2000R6.03187Khanty MansiyskRusJr29
30Berggren, JonatanRW7/16/2000L5.10*181SkellefteaSweJr30
31Samuelsson, MatthiasLD3/14/2000L6.03.5*217USA U18NTDP31
1Rodrigue, OlivierG7/6/2000L6.00.25*159DrummondvilleQMJHL1
2Mandolese, KevinG8/22/2000L6.03.75*180Cape BretonQMJHL2
Published May 30, 2018


About Hockey Helps the Homeless

Hockey Helps the Homeless (HHTH) is a nationally recognized charitable organization known for their series of one-day hockey tournaments where participants get to share the ice with former NHL pros and/or Female Gold-Medal Olympians in order to raise money for the homeless. Funds raised will address the needs of the estimated 250,000 people who will experience homelessness in Canada this year. HHTH supports 45 local homeless support agencies across the country and is an official partner of the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness.

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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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