ISS Top 30 Released For October

Boca Raton, FL [October 15, 2012] – ISS Hockey has released its new monthly rankings of the 110 top prospects eligible for the 2013 NHL Draft. The monthly rankings include the top 100 skaters, along with the top 10 goaltenders, as evaluated and ranked by ISS Hockey’s worldwide network of scouts.
Below are the rankings for the top 30 prospects:
Name Position Birthdate Shot Height Weight Team League
MacKinnon, Nathan C 9/1/95 R 6.00* 182 Halifax QMJHL
Jones, Seth RD 10/3/94 R 6.03.5* 208 Portland WHL
Barkov, Sasha C 9/2/95 L 6.02 205 Tappara FinE
Monahan, Sean C 10/12/94 L 6.02* 186 Ottawa OHL
Lazar, Curtis C 2/2/95 R 5.11.75* 193 Edmonton WHL
Burakowsky, Andre LW 2/9/95 L 6.01 176 Malmo SweAl
Ristolainen, Rasmus RD 10/27/94 R 6.03 203 TPS Turku FinE
Shinkaruk, Hunter C 10/13/94 L 5.11 175 Medicine Hat WHL
Lindholm, Elias C 12/2/94 R 5.11.75 181 Brynas SweE
Drouin, Jonathan C 3/27/95 L 5.10.75* 185 Halifax QMJHL
Hagg, Robert RD 2/8/95 L 6.02 192 Modo SweJE
Lehkonen, Artturi LW 7/4/95 L 5.10 163 Kuopio FinE
Pulock, Ryan RD 10/6/94 R 6.00.5* 211 Brandon WHL
Nichushkin, Valery F 3/4/95 L 6.04 196 Chelyabinsk Chelmet RusS
Santini, Steve RD 3/7/95 R 6.1.5* 207 USA Under-18 NTDP
Nurse, Darnell LD 2/4/95 L 6.03.5* 189 S.S. Marie OHL
Erne, Adam F 4/20/95 L 6.01* 195 Québec QMJHL
Zadorov, Nikita LD 4/15/95 L 6.05.25* 230 London OHL
Compher, JT C 4/8/95 R 5.10.5* 184 USA Under-18 NTDP
De La Rose, Jacob C 5/20/95 L 6.02 187 Leksands SweAl
Rychel, Kerby LW 10/7/94 L 6.01* 200 Windsor OHL
Morrissey, JT LD 3/28/95 L 5.11.75* 182 Prince Albert WHL
Gauthier, Frederik C 4/26/95 L 6.05* 210 Rimouski QMJHL
Harper, Stephen LW 3/25/95 L 6.01.5* 202 Erie OHL
Fasching, Hudson F 7/28/95 R 6.01.75* 213 USA Under-18 NTDP
Dickinson, Jason LW 7/4/95 L 6.01.25* 179 Guelph OHL
Buchnevich, Pavel F 4/17/95 L 6.01 161 Cherepovets KHL
Horvat, Bo C 4/5/95 L 6.00.25* 200 London OHL
Downing, Mike LD 5/19/95 L 6.02.75* 190 Dubuque USHL
Kujawinski, Ryan C 3/30/95 L 6.01.75* 203 Kingston OHL
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Nathan MacKinnon and Seth Jones retain the number 1 and 2 rankings. “MacKinnon’s dynamic offensive skills, coupled with dominating puck possession and pro ready strength on the puck, firmly cements his ISS #1 ranking”, comments ISS Hockey Director of Scouting Dennis MacInnis. “Seth Jones was the best player at the recent inaugural All American Prospect Game and reminds our scouts of Larry Robinson”
On top riser Sasha Barkov, MacInnis adds, “The big talented Barkov is just producing more and more excitement with every game he plays. Barkov is tearing up the Finnish Elite League with 16 points in 12 games, including a league leading 9 goals. He is a big skilled Center with high Hockey IQ and very good puck presence.”
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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