ISS Top 30 Released For December

Seth JonesDecember 15, 2012 [Boca Raton, FL] 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 is the ISS Top 30, highlighting the ISS Hockey rankings for the top 30 prospects:

ISS Hockey Top 30 Ranked Prospects For 2013 NHL Draft

1MacKinnon, NathanC9/1/1995R6.00*182HalifaxQMJHL
2Jones, SethRD10/3/1994R6.03.5*208PortlandWHL
3Barkov, SashaF9/2/1995L6.03209TapparaFinE
4Drouin, JonathanC3/27/1995L5.10.75*185HalifaxQMJHL
5Monahan, SeanC10/12/1994L6.02*186OttawaOHL
6Lindholm, EliasC12/2/1994R5.11.75181BrynasSweE
7Nichushkin, ValeryF3/4/1995L6.04196Chelyabinsk ChelmetRusS
8Shinkaruk, HunterC10/13/1994L5.11175Medicine HatWHL
9Nurse, DarnellLD2/4/1995L6.03.5*189S.S. MarieOHL
10Ristolainen, RasmusRD10/27/1994R6.04207TPS TurkuFinE
11Zadorov, NikitaLD4/15/1995L6.05.25*230LondonOHL
12Lazar, CurtisC2/2/1995R5.11.75*193EdmontonWHL
13Pulock, RyanRD10/6/1994R6.00.5*211BrandonWHL
14Burakowsky, AndreLW2/9/1995L6.01176MalmoSweAl
15Dickinson, JasonLW7/4/1995L6.01.25*179GuelphOHL
16Santini, SteveRD3/7/1995R6.01.5*207USA Under-18NTDP
17Hagg, RobertRD2/8/1995L6.02.25*204ModoSweJE
18Morrissey, JoshuaLD3/28/1995L5.11.75*182Prince AlbertWHL
19Erne, AdamF4/20/1995L6.01*195Qu‚becQMJHL
20De La Rose, JacobC5/20/1995L6.02187LeksandsSweAl
21Lehkonen, ArtturiLW7/4/1995L5.11159KuopioFinE
22Gauthier, FrederikC4/26/1995L6.05*210RimouskiQMJHL
23Rychel, KerbyLW10/7/1994L6.01*200WindsorOHL
24Thompson, KeatonLD9/14/1995L6.00.25*187USA Under-18NTDP
25Kujawinski, RyanC3/30/1995L6.01.75*203KingstonOHL
26Bowey, MadisonRD4/22/1995R6.00.75*200KelownaWHL
27Fasching, HudsonF7/28/1995R6.01.75*213USA Under-18NTDP
28Bailey, JustinC7/1/1995R6.03.25*194KitchenerOHL
29Theodore, SheaRD8/3/1995L6.01.75*182SeattleWHL
30Morin, SamuelLD7/12/1995L6.07*200RimouskiQMJHL
Published December 15, 2012


MacKinnon, Jones, Barkov, Drouin and Monahan retain their same top 5 spots from last month’s rankings. However, there is some movement in the next 25 rankings.

“MacKinnon and Jones continue to stand above the rest of this class”, says ISS Hockey Director of Scouting Dennis MacInnis. “A big riser this month is Nikita Zadorov, moving up 8 spots to #11. A remarkable physical specimen standing at 6’5″ and over 230 pounds, Zadorov exhibits the type of poise and composure with the puck that one would expect from a ten year veteran.”

The monthly ISS Hockey rankings are included in the company’s Monthly Scouting Report, which is tailored for the general manager, scout, coach, agent or superfan who wants in-depth information on prospects for the upcoming NHL and CHL drafts. Rankings, player profiles, spotlights, tournament reports and news and notes from the world of hockey are published on the 15th of each month from October through June. For more info, visit:

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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