ISS Hockey released ISS Top 31 for November, rankings of top prospects for the 2017 NHL Draft, on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016. The following is a showcase of rising and falling prospects within November’s release:
Owen Tippett (Mississauga, OHL)
He has good size and strength, difficult to defend against. He has an awesome shot, quick release and accuracy. Very good one timer which he needs to be more accurate. He’s a very good skater with a powerful stride and speed. Has a second gear to get away from a check. Not many weakness to this player. On his way to a early first round pick and potential top 2 line NHL.
Jaret Anderson-Dolan (Spokane, WHL)
Very impressive start to his season in every aspect – Plays the game the right way and is very aware and responsible – no flybys, always stops on pucks – plays the game with pace and confidence – not the biggest guy and has a slight build but understands how to roll off defenders. Very good skater who carries his speed – quick stick and a good passer.
Lukas Elvenes (Rogle BK Jr., SweJE)
Elvenes is a play maker with good combo of size and speed. Has quick feet and can beat defenders both with his puck handling and top speed. Competes every shift and possesses a terrific IQ. Handles the puck very well and makes something happen each time he possesses it in the offensive zone. Very high offensive upside. Also with some added strength his game will be even more dynamic.
Elias Pettersson (Timra IK, SweAI)
Not a flashy player but intelligent and responsible. Plays a 200 ft game. Makes good decisions in the defensive zone with the puck. Knows when to simply chip and clear. Will engage physically and compete. Good mix of size speed and skill. Playing both RW and LW and the second PP unit. Need some more weight/muscle to be a bigger threat and move to the next level.
Brett Davis (Lethbridge, WHL)
Not a very good to his season. Would like to see him get more involved in the game as there were to many shifts where he just skated around and never touched the puck or touched anybody – quick hands. Needs to develop an identity to his game.
Patrick Khodorenko (Michigan State, BigTen)
Playing on the perimeter too much. Skates well and showed glimpses of high end puck skills but lacks consistency and drive. Needs to use his size and strength better then he does. Potential is there but has struggled to get going offensively.