ISS Top 30 Released For February

Nikolay GoldobinAaron Ekblad holds onto #1 ranking of ISS Top 30 February Release. Nikolay Goldobin is biggest gainer, rising 12 positions to #13.

 February 14, 2014 [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

1Ekblad, AaronD2/7/1996R6.03.5216BarrieOHL
2Reinhart, SamC11/6/1995R6.00.75185KootenayWHL
3Bennett, SamLW6/20/1996L6.00.25178KingstonOHL
4Dal Colle, MichaelC6/20/1996L6.01.5182OshawaOHL
5Nylander, WilliamC5/1/1996R5.11169ModoSweE
6Perlini, BrendanLW4/27/1996L6.02.75205NiagaraOHL
7Virtanen, JakeLW8/17/1996R6.00.75208CalgaryWHL
8Fleury, HaydnLD7/8/1996L6.02.5203Red DeerWHL
9Ho-Sang, JoshuaRW1/22/1996R5.11175WindsorOHL
10Ritchie, NicholasLW12/5/1995L6.02.25226PeterboroughOHL
11Draisaitl, LeonC10/27/1995L6.01.5204Prince AlbertWHL
12Kapanen, KasperiRW7/23/1996R6.00180KuopioFinE
13Goldobin, NikolaiRW10/7/1995L5.11.75178SarniaOHL
14Tuch, AlexRW5/10/1996R6.03.5213USA Under-18NTDP
15McKeown, RolandD1/20/1996R6.00.75195KingstonOHL
16Bleackley, ConnerC/RW2/7/1996R6.00.25192Red DeerWHL
17McCann, JaredC5/31/1996L6.00.25179S.S. MarieOHL
18Milano, SonnyLW5/12/1996L5.11.5183USA Under-18NTDP
19Barbashev, IvanC12/14/1995L6.00180MonctonQMJHL
20Ehlers, NikolajLW2/14/1996L5.11162HalifaxQMJHL
21Karlsson, AntonLW8/3/1996L6.01187MoraSweAl
22Kempe, AdrianC9/13/1996L6.01.5187ModoSweE
23Larkin, DylanLW7/30/1996L6.00.75190USA Under-18NTDP
24Scherbak, NikitaLW12/30/1995L6.01175SaskatoonWHL
25Deangelo, AnthonyRD10/24/1995R5.10.5175SarniaOHL
26Peters, AlexD7/2/1996L6.03.25207PlymouthOHL
27Fabbri, RobbyC1/22/1996L5.10.25170GuelphOHL
28Lindblom, OskarRW8/15/1996L6.01191BrynasSweJE
29Pastrnak, DavidLW5/25/1996R6.00167SodertaljeSweAl
30Dougherty, JackRD5/25/1996R6.01186USA Under-18NTDP
Published February 14 2014




February’s release of the ISS Top 30 presented big movers throughout the rankings. Nikolay Goldobin was the biggest gainer of the month by rising 12 positions, from #25 to #13. Joshua Ho-Sang also impressed our scouts and he raised 10 positions, from # 19 to #9.

“Russian forward Goldobin is an elusive player who plays a cerebral game and is dangerous with the puck,” comments ISS Hockey Director of Scouting Dennis MacInnis. “What he lacks for in size, he makes up for with skill and smarts.”

The full monthly ISS Hockey rankings are available within RinkNet, software technology tailored for the general manager, scout, coach, player agent or super fan 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


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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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