ISS Top 30 Released for December

SamReinhartDecember release of ISS Top 30 shows consistent Top 5 ranks; Sam Reinhart holds onto #1 for the closing of 2013.

December 16, 2013 [Guelph, ON] ISS Hockey has released its new monthly rankings of the top prospects eligible for the 2014 NHL Draft. This month’s rankings include the top 200 skaters, along with the top 15 goaltenders, as evaluated and ranked by ISS Hockey’s worldwide network of scouts.

Below is the ISS Top 30, highlighting the rankings for the top 30 prospects.


ISS Hockey Top 30 Ranked Prospects For 2014 NHL Draft

1Reinhart, SamC11/6/1995R6.00.75185KootenayWHL
2Ekblad, AaronD2/7/1996R6.03.5216BarrieOHL
3Dal Colle, MichaelF6/20/1996L6.01.5179OshawaOHL
4Nylander, WillieF5/1/1996R5.11169ModoSweE
5Bennett, SamLW6/20/1996L6.00.25178KingstonOHL
6Karlsson, AntonLW8/3/1996L6.01.25187FrolundaSweJE
7Draisaitl, LeonC10/27/1995L6.01.75208Prince AlbertWHL
8Perlini, BrendanLW4/27/1996L6.02.5205NiagaraOHL
9McCann, JaredC5/31/1996L6.00.25179S.S. MarieOHL
10Fleury, HaydnLD7/8/1996L6.02.5198Red DeerWHL
11McKeown, RolandD1/20/1996R6.00.75197KingstonOHL
12Kapanen, KasperiRW7/23/1996L6180KuopioFinE
13Bleackley, ConnerC/RW2/7/1996R6.00.5192Red DeerWHL
14Virtanen, JakeLW8/17/1996R6.00.75208CalgaryWHL
15Ritchie, NicholasF12/5/1995L6.02.25231PeterboroughOHL
16Milano, SonnyLW5/12/1996L5.11.5183USA Under-18NTDP
17Ho-Sang, JoshuaRW1/22/1996R5.11166WindsorOHL
18Lindblom, OskarRW8/15/1996L6.01.25191BrynasSweJE
19Barbashev, IvanF12/14/1995L6183MonctonQMJHL
20Tuch, AlexRW5/10/1996R6.03.5213USA Under-18NTDP
21Kempe, AdrianC9/13/1996L6.01.5187ModoSweE
22Schmaltz, NickRW2/23/1996R5.11.5172Green BayUSHL
23Larkin, DylanLW7/30/1996L6.00.75190USA Under-18NTDP
24Fabbri, RobbyF1/22/1996L5.1166GuelphOHL
25Ehlers, NikolajF2/13/1996L5.11.5162HalifaxQMJHL
26Deangelo, AnthonyRD10/24/1996R5.10.75175SarniaOHL
27Glover, JackRD5/17/1996R6.03.25190USA Under-18NTDP
28Jacobs, JoshuaRD2/15/1996R6.01.75193IndianaUSHL
29Vrana, JakubRW2/28/1996L5.11185LinkopingSweE
30Kamenev, VladislavC8/12/1996L6.02176Magnitogorsk Stalnye LisyRusJr
Published December 16, 2013


The December release of the ISS Top 30 show a consistent outcome of the month’s release of the Top 5 holding their rankings; Sam Reinhart (#1), Aaron Ekblad (#2), Michael Dal Colle (#3), Willie Nylander (#4) and Sam Bennett (#5).

“Reinhart has been at the top of our lists all season. The World Juniors will be an excellent opportunity for him to continue his upward climb but Ekblad has been trending in the same direction, “ comments ISS Hockey Director of Scouting Dennis MacInnis. “Taking the World Juniors with a grain of salt when looking at the big picture but seeing how both Ekblad and Reinhart react playing at the highest level for Canada could give them an extra boost to lock up the #1 spot come June.”

The full monthly ISS Hockey rankings are available within RinkNet, software technology tailored for the general manager, scout, coach, player agent or superfan that wants in-depth information on prospects for the upcoming NHL and CHL drafts. They are published on the 15th of each month during the hockey season, along with detailed player scouting profiles and game reports. To find out more about RinkNet, please visit


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 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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