Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel maintain full control of rankings #1 and #2 in our January release of the ISS Top 30. Lawson Crouse breaks into Top 5 by rising six positions to #3.
January 7, 2015 [Guelph, ON] ISS Hockey has released its monthly rankings of the top prospects eligible for the 2015 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 2015 NHL Draft
Rank Player Position Birth Shot Height Weight Team League
1 McDavid, Connor C 1/13/1997 L 6.00.75 195 Erie OHL
2 Eichel, Jack C 10/28/1996 R 6.02 196 Boston University H.E.
3 Crouse, Lawson LW 6/23/1997 L 6.04 211 Kingston OHL
4 Hanifin, Noah LD 1/25/1997 L 6.02.75 203 Boston College H.E.
5 Rantanen, Mikko RW 10/29/1996 L 6.04 195 TPS Turku FinE
6 Werenski, Zach RD 7/19/1997 L 6.02 206 Michigan BigTen
7 Strome, Dylan C 3/7/1997 L 6.03 187 Erie OHL
8 Barzal, Mathew C 5/26/1997 R 5.11.25 175 Seattle WHL
9 Marner, Mitchell C 5/5/1997 R 5.11 155 London OHL
10 Provorov, Ivan LD 1/13/1997 L 6.00 191 Brandon WHL
11 Zacha, Pavel C 4/6/1997 L 6.03 210 Sarnia OHL
12 Kylington, Oliver RD 5/19/1997 L 6.00 180 AIK IF SweAl
13 Merkley, Nick C 5/23/1997 R 5.10.5 191 Kelowna WHL
14 Konecny, Travis C 3/11/1997 R 5.09.75 174 Ottawa OHL
15 Connor, Kyle C 12/9/1996 L 6.01 182 Youngstown USHL
16 White, Colin RW 1/30/1997 R 6.00 183 USA Under-18 NTDP USHL
17 Carlo, Brandon RD 11/26/1996 R 6.04.75 198 Tri-City WHL
18 Svechnikov, Evgeny RW 10/31/1996 L 6.02 199 Cape Breton QMJHL
19 Greenway, Jordan LW 2/16/1997 L 6.04.75 222 USA Under-18 NTDP USHL
20 Bracco, Jeremy RW 3/17/1997 R 5.09.25 173 USA Under-18 NTDP USHL
21 Harkins, Jansen C/LW 5/23/1997 L 6.00.75 177 Prince George WHL
22 Chabot, Thomas LD 1/30/1997 L 6.01.25 181 Saint John QMJHL
23 Korostelev, Nikita RW 2/8/1997 R 6.01.25 195 Sarnia OHL
24 Spencer, Matthew RD 3/24/1997 R 6.01.5 201 Peterborough OHL
25 Carlsson, Gabriel LD 1/2/1997 L 6.04 183 Linkoping SweJE
26 Novak, Tom C 4/28/1997 L 6.00.25 180 Waterloo USHL
27 Meloche, Nicolas RD 7/18/1997 R 6.02.5 202 Baie-Comeau QMJHL
28 Dergachev, Alexander RW 9/27/1996 L 6.04 200 St. Petersburg SKA-1946 RusJr
29 Zboril, Jakub LD 2/21/1997 L 6.00.75 184 Saint John QMJHL
30 Bittner, Paul LW 11/4/1996 L 6.04 206 Portland WHL
With an outstanding showing on junior hockey’s biggest stage, Lawson Crouse rises six positions to hold the #3 rank of top prospects. Brandon Carlo, unranked in December’s ISS Top 30, proves himself to our scouting staff during World Junior Hockey Championships to move him up to #17. We also see movement from our ranked goalies. Quebec Remparts Callum Booth overtakes the #1 Goalie ranking from Daniel Vladar, who has held the #1 position since our initial rankings.
“Crouse is a determined player, that does not give up on any loose pucks or puck battles”, says ISS Hockey Director of Scouting Dennis MacInnis. “He has a lean body on a large frame and once he fills out, he has the potential to be a top six NHL power forward.”
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