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

The World U18 Championships provided a final opportunity for many prospects to impress scouts before the quickly approaching NHL Draft. See which prospects rose to the occasion for their country on the international stage

May 2, 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.

Adam Ginning (Linkoping, SweE)
ISS #17 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
8Boqvist, AdamLD8/15/2000R5.11170Brynas IF Jr.SweJE9
9Dobson, NoahRD1/7/2000R6.02.75*180Acadie-BathurstQMJHL8
10Veleno, JosephC1/13/2000L6.01*195DrummondvilleQMJHL10
11Farabee, JoelLW2/25/2000L5.11.5*164USA U18NTDP16
12Hayton, BarrettC6/9/2000L6.00.75*191Sault Ste. MarieOHL12
13Kaut, MartinRW10/2/1999R6.01.5176PardubiceCzeE17
14Noel, SerronRW8/8/2000R6.04.75*200OshawaOHL21
15Kupari, RasmusC3/15/2000R6.01.25183Karpat OuluFinE14
16Kotkaniemi, JesperiC7/6/2000L6.01.5*188AssatFinE18
17Ginning, AdamRD1/13/2000L6.03196Linkoping HCSweE25
18Denisenko, GrigoriLW6/24/2000R5.11165Yaroslavl LokoRusJr13
19Smith, TyLD3/24/2000L5.10.25*176SpokaneWHL11
20Lundestrom, IsacC11/6/1999L6.00.5185Lulea HFSweE15
21McIsaac, JaredLD3/27/2000L6.01*195HalifaxQMJHL19
22Groulx, Benoit-OlivierC2/6/2000L6.00.75*192HalifaxQMJHL27
23Wilde, BodeRD1/24/2000R6.02.25*195USA U18NTDP20
24Alexeyev, AlexanderRD11/15/1999R6.03*200Red DeerWHL22
25Bernard-Docker, JacobRD6/30/2000R6.00*181OkotoksAJHL23
26McLeod, RyanC9/21/1999L6.02*200MississaugaOHL24
27Thomas, AkilC1/2/2000R5.11*169NiagaraOHL26
28Bokk, DominikLW2/3/2000R6.01178VaxjoSweJE28
29Marchenko, KirillRW7/21/2000R6.03187Khanty MansiyskRusJrNR
30Berggren, JonatanRW7/16/2000L5.10*181SkellefteaSweJrNR
31Samuelsson, MatthiasLD3/14/2000L6.03.5*217USA U18NTDPNR
Goalies
1Rodrigue, OlivierG7/6/2000L6.00.25*159DrummondvilleQMJHL1
2Mandolese, KevinG8/22/2000L6.03.75*180Cape BretonQMJHLNR
Published May 2, 2018

 

Adam Ginning provided a solid performance and leadership at the recent World U18 Championships, captaining Team Sweden to a bronze medal and recording 4 points in 7 games.

“Ginning is a smooth and savvy two-way defender who brings confidence and composure on the puck” says ISS Director of Scouting Dennis MacInnis. “He was outstanding during the recent World U18 Championship, where he exhibited the type of poise and composure with the puck that one would expect from a 10-year veteran. He possesses good passing skills and is a smooth skater with good mobility. The captain provided leadership with his physical play all tournament”.

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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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