ISS Top 30 Released For May

ISS #1 Ranked Seth Jones and #2 Ranked Nathan MacKinnon (Courtesy of Canadian Press)

ISS #1 Ranked Seth Jones and #2 Ranked Nathan MacKinnon (Courtesy of Canadian Press)

In the May 15th release of the ISS Top 30, ISS reveals a preview of the final rankings to be published next week in the industry leading ISS NHL Draft Guide.

May 15, 2013 [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 210 skaters, along with the top 15 goaltenders, as evaluated and ranked by ISS Hockey’s worldwide network of scouts.

Full details and profiles of the top 210 skaters and top 15 goalies will be published next week in the industry leading ISS NHL Draft Guide:

Below is the ISS Top 30, highlighting the rankings for the top 30 prospects. An interactive page where the ISS Top 30 can be viewed, sorted, commented on, and where users can interact with our scouts can be viewed at:


ISS Hockey Top 30 Ranked Prospects For 2013 NHL Draft

1Jones, SethRD10/3/1994R6.03.5208PortlandWHL
2MacKinnon, NathanC9/1/1995R6.00182HalifaxQMJHL
3Drouin, JonathanC3/27/1995L5.10.75185HalifaxQMJHL
4Nichushkin, ValeryF3/4/1995L6.04202Chelyabinsk TraktorKHL
5Barkov, SashaF9/2/1995L6.03209TapparaFinE
6Nurse, DarnellLD2/4/1995L6.03.5189S.S. MarieOHL
7Lindholm, EliasC12/2/1994R6.00192BrynasSweE
8Zadorov, NikitaLD4/15/1995L6.05.25230LondonOHL
9Monahan, SeanC10/12/1994L6.02186OttawaOHL
10Horvat, BoC4/5/1995L6.00.25200LondonOHL
11Ristolainen, RasmusRD10/27/1994R6.04207TPS TurkuFinE
12Lazar, CurtisC2/2/1995R5.11.75193EdmontonWHL
13Shinkaruk, HunterC10/13/1994L5.11175Medicine HatWHL
14Pulock, RyanRD10/6/1994R6.00.5211BrandonWHL
15Wennberg, AlexanderC9/22/1994L6.01.5190DjurgardenSweJE
16Burakowsky, AndreLW2/9/1995L6.01.5178MalmoSweAl
17Santini, SteveRD3/7/1995R6.01.5207USA Under-18NTDP
18Gauthier, FrederikC4/26/1995L6.05210RimouskiQMJHL
19Zykov, ValentinRW5/15/1995R6.00210Baie-ComeauQMJHL
20Rychel, KerbyLW10/7/1994L6.01200WindsorOHL
21Morrissey, JoshuaLD3/28/1995L5.11.75182Prince AlbertWHL
22Bowey, MadisonRD4/22/1995R6.00.75200KelownaWHL
23Mantha, AnthonyLW9/16/1994L6.04190Val-d'OrQMJHL
24Compher, JTC4/8/1995R5.10.5184USA Under-18NTDP
25Domi, MaxC3/2/1995L5.09.25193LondonOHL
26Petan, NicC3/22/1995L5.08.5163PortlandWHL
27Heatherington, DillonLD5/9/1995L6.03196Swift CurrentWHL
28McCarron, MichaelRW3/7/1995R6.05228USA Under-18NTDP
29Bigras, ChrisLD2/22/1995L6.00.5189Owen SoundOHL
30Morin, SamuelLD7/12/1995L6.07200RimouskiQMJHL
Published May 15, 2013



Valery Nichushkin has dropped from #2 to #4, with Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin each rising one spot to #2 and #3 in this month’s rankings.

“Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin tore it up in the QMJHL playoffs, leading the Halifax Mooseheads to their first QMJHL championship and a trip to the Memorial Cup”, says ISS Hockey Director of Scouting Dennis MacInnis. “ISS scout favorite Valery Nichushkin slight disappointed at the U18 World Championships with a less than inspired performance, after playing very well for Traktor in the KHL finals.”


About ISS Hockey

ISS Hockey (International Scouting Services Inc.) 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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