ISS Top 30 Released For November


ISS Hockey has released its new monthly rankings of the top prospects eligible for the 2013 NHL Draft. This month’s rankings include the top 150 skaters, along with the top 10 goaltenders, as evaluated and ranked by ISS Hockey’s worldwide network of scouts.

Below are the ISS Hockey rankings for the top 30 prospects:

ISS Hockey Top 30 Ranked Prospects For 2013 NHL Draft

1Nathan MacKinnonC9/1/1995R6182HalifaxQMJHL
2Seth JonesD10/3/1994R6.03.5208PortlandWHL
3Aleksander BarkovF9/2/1995L6.02205TapparaFinE
4Jonathan DrouinLW3/27/1995L5.10.75185HalifaxQMJHL
5Sean MonahanC10/12/1994L6.02186OttawaOHL
6Curtis LazarC2/2/1995R5.11.75193EdmontonWHL
7Hunter ShinkarukLW10/13/1994L5.11175Medicine HatWHL
8Rasmus RistolainenD10/27/1994R6.03203TPS TurkuFinE
9Darnell NurseD2/4/1995L6.03.5189S.S. MarieOHL
10Elias LindholmC12/2/1994R5.11.75181BrynasSweE
11Andre BurakowskyLW2/9/1995L6.01176MalmoSweAl
12Valery NickushkinF3/4/1995L6.04196ChelyabinskRusS
13Arrturi LehkonenLW7/4/1995L5.1163KuopioFinE
14Jason DickinsonLW7/4/1995L6.01.25179GuelphOHL
15Ryan PulockD10/6/1994R6.00.5211BrandonWHL
16Steve SantiniD3/7/1995R6.01.5207USA Under-18NTDP
17Robert HaggD2/8/1995L6.02.25204ModoSweJE
18Adam ErneF4/20/1995L6.01195QuebecQMJHL
19Nikita ZadorovD4/15/1995L6.05.25230LondonOHL
20Kerby RychelLW10/7/1994L6.01200WindsorOHL
21Jacob De La RoseC5/20/1995L6.02187LeksandsSweAl
22Keaton ThompsonD9/14/1995L6.00.25187USA Under-18NTDP
23Ryan KujawinskiC3/30/1995L6.01.75203KingstonOHL
24Hudson FaschingF7/28/1995R6.01.75213USA Under-18NTDP
25Josh MorrisseyD3/28/1995L5.11.75182Prince AlbertWHL
26Frederik GauthierC4/26/1995L6.05210RimouskiQMJHL
27Vikotor Crus-RydbergC3/21/1995R11-May190LinkopingSweJE
28Shea TheodoreD8/3/1995L6.01.75182SeattleWHL
29JT CompherC4/8/1995R5.10.5184USA Under-18NTDP
30Ian McCoshenD8/5/1995L6.02.5207WaterlooUSHL
Published November 15, 2012


Nathan MacKinnon, Seth Jones and Sasha Barkov retain their numbers 1,2 and 3 rankings. MacKinnon’s linemate Jonathan Drouin jumps from number 10 to 4.

“I can’t say enough good things about Drouin”, says ISS Hockey Director of Scouting Dennis MacInnis. “With added size and grit, he would challenge MacKinnon for #1 overall. He was the most dangerous player on the ice when I saw him recently, with great patience, elite playmaking ability and an abundance of hockey sense. He has the offensive pedigree that scouts love.”

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About ISS Hockey

International Scouting Services (ISS Hockey) is the leading independent scouting and information provider on hockey player prospects aged 14 to 19. Founded in 2002, ISS scouts, evaluates, analyzes and ranks players internationally on behalf of its many clients, which include (among others): NHL Teams, Hockey Canada, Major Junior Leagues & Teams (CHL, QMJHL, OHL, WHL, USHL), NCAA Teams, TSN, THN: The Hockey News and Sports Agencies. The ISS annual NHL Draft Guide has become the de facto draft reference guide for NHL scouts, fans and sports media. All ISS products are widely utilized in the hockey world, building an industry leading reputation for the best and most comprehensive scouting information. This incredible status leads every young hockey player desiring to advance in the sport to aspire to be scouted and ranked by ISS. 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 state-of-the-art systems and evaluated assure reliability and consistency. All players that we rank will have been seen and evaluated many times by several of ISS scouts.

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