ISS Releases Final Rankings & 2014 NHL Draft Guide

With amateur hockey seasons and the NHL Combine completed, ISS Hockey has released its final pre-draft rankings in the 2014 ISS NHL Draft Guide. Bigger and better than ever, the industry-leading guide provides the most comprehensive analysis and preview of the upcoming NHL Draft.

 June 3, 2014 [Guelph, ON] ISS Hockey announces the release of its final player rankings for the upcoming NHL Draft to be held on June 27-28, 2014 in Philadelphia. The rankings are featured in the newly released 2014 ISS NHL Draft Guide.

The industry leading ISS NHL Draft Guide provides the most comprehensive analysis and preview of the NHL Draft. Bigger and Better than ever with over 150 pages, the guide features:

▪    Rankings of the top 220 NHL draft eligible prospects, as determined by ISS Hockey’s worldwide scouting staff, including rankings by positions

▪    Detailed Scouting Reports for all ranked 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 in the future

▪    Top 5 players in 14 categories – Skating, Puck Handling, Scoring, Playmaking, Toughness, Offensive Defenseman, Defensive Defenseman, Faceoffs, Best Little Guy, Defensive Forward, Puck Protection, Hardest Shot, Under Rated, and Over Rated

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

▪    An outlook on the next two NHL Drafts, with rankings of the Top 50 prospects for 2015 and Top 30 prospects for 2016


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. The Hockey News features ISS information in their just released annual Draft Preview edition. TSN publishes ISS rankings monthly and includes ISS rankings in their on TV coverage of draft prospects. HockeyNow publishes ISS rankings monthly and uses ISS scouts to sit on their selection teams for HockeyNow’s Minor Hockey Player of the Year awards program.

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 30, highlighting the final rankings of the top 30 prospects for the NHL Draft.


ISS Hockey Final Ranked Prospects For 2014 NHL Draft

1Reinhart, SamC11/6/1995R6.00.75185KootenayWHL
2Ekblad, AaronD2/7/1996R6.03.5216BarrieOHL
3Dal Colle, MichaelC6/20/1996L6.01.5182OshawaOHL
4Bennett, SamC6/20/1996L6.00.25178KingstonOHL
5Nylander, WilliamRW5/1/1996R5.11176ModoSweE
6Draisaitl, LeonC10/27/1995L6.01.5204Prince AlbertWHL
7Virtanen, JakeRW8/17/1996R6.00.75208CalgaryWHL
8Fabbri, RobbyC1/22/1996L5.10.25170GuelphOHL
9Perlini, BrendanLW4/27/1996L6.02.75205NiagaraOHL
10Ritchie, NicholasLW12/5/1995L6.02.25226PeterboroughOHL
11Ehlers, NikolajLW2/14/1996L5.11162HalifaxQMJHL
12Fleury, HaydnLD7/8/1996L6.02.5203Red DeerWHL
13Kapanen, KasperiRW7/23/1996R6.00181KuopioFinE
14Tuch, AlexRW5/10/1996R6.03.5213USA Under-18NTDP
15Larkin, DylanC7/30/1996L6.00.75190USA Under-18NTDP
16Milano, SonnyLW5/12/1996L5.11.5183USA Under-18NTDP
17McCann, JaredC5/31/1996L6.00.25179S.S. MarieOHL
18Ho-Sang, JoshuaRW1/22/1996R5.11175WindsorOHL
19Barbashev, IvanC12/14/1995L6.00180MonctonQMJHL
20Fiala, KevinRW7/22/1996L5.10180HV71SweJE
21Vrana, JakubRW2/28/1996L6.00187LinkopingSweE
22Kempe, AdrianLW9/13/1996L6.01.5187ModoSweE
23McKeown, RolandD1/20/1996R6.00.75195KingstonOHL
24Schmaltz, NickRW2/23/1996R5.11.5172Green BayUSHL
25MacInnis, RyanC2/14/1996L6.03.25183KitchenerOHL
26Bleackley, ConnerC/RW2/7/1996R6.00.25192Red DeerWHL
27Scherbak, NikitaRW12/30/1995L6.01175SaskatoonWHL
28Goldobin, NikolayRW10/7/1995L5.11.75178SarniaOHL
29Kamenev, VladislavC8/12/1996L6.02185MagnitogorskRusJr
30Sanheim, TravisD3/29/1996L6.03181CalgaryWHL
Published June 3, 2014


About ISS Hockey

ISS Hockey (International Scouting Services), a service of HockeyTech, is the world’s leading independent scouting and information provider on hockey prospects. Founded in 2002, ISS scouts, evaluates, analyzes and ranks players internationally on behalf of its many clients. All ISS products are 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. Game and player reports are input into ISS’s sister company RinkNet’s state-of-the-art systems and evaluated to assure reliability and consistency. All players that we rank will have been seen and evaluated many times by several ISS scouts.

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