With the NHL season about to begin, ISS Hockey releases its initial rankings for the 2015 NHL Draft. Erie Center Connor McDavid starts the season at the #1 rank, with Boston University Center Jack Eichel at #2.
October 1, 2014 [Guelph, ON] ISS Hockey has released its initial 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 6.00 185 Erie OHL
2 Eichel, Jack C 10/28/1996 R 6.02 193 Boston University H.E.
3 Hanifin, Noah LD 1/25/1997 L 6.03 185 Boston College H.E.
4 Barzal, Mathew C 5/26/1997 R 5.11.25 175 Seattle WHL
5 Kylington, Oliver RD 5/19/1997 L 6.00 180 Farjestad SweJr
6 Rantanen, Mikko RW 10/29/1996 L 6.04 195 TPS Turku FinE
7 White, Colin RW 1/30/1997 R 5.11 170 USA Under-18 NTDP
8 Marner, Mitchell C 5/5/1997 R 5.10.75 154 London OHL
9 Strome, Dylan C 3/7/1997 L 6.03 187 Erie OHL
10 Zacha, Pavel C 4/6/1997 L 6.02.75 200 Sarnia OHL
11 Werenski, Zack RD 7/19/1997 L 6.02 214 Michigan BigTen
12 Konecny, Travis C 3/11/1997 R 5.09.75 173 Ottawa OHL
13 Greenway, Jordan LW 2/16/1997 L 6.04 189 USA Under-18 NTDP
14 Crouse, Lawson LW 6/23/1997 L 6.04 211 Kingston OHL
15 Connor, Kyle C 12/9/1996 L 6.01 170 Youngstown USHL
16 Roy, Nicolas C 2/5/1997 R 6.04 199 Chicoutimi QMJHL
17 Svechnikov, Evgeny RW 10/31/1996 L 6.02 199 Cape Breton QMJHL
18 Bittner, Paul LW 11/4/1996 L 6.04 206 Portland WHL
19 Sprong, Daniel RW 3/17/1997 R 6.00 189 Charlottetown QMJHL
20 Provorov, Ivan LD 1/13/1997 L 6.00 191 Brandon WHL
21 Bracco, Jeremy RW 3/17/1997 R 5.09 154 USA Under-18 NTDP
22 Carlsson, Gabriel LD 1/2/1997 L 6.04 183 Linkoping SweJE
23 Roy, Jeremy RD 5/14/1997 R 5.11.75 189 Sherbrooke QMJHL
24 Franzen, Gustaf LW 9/22/1996 R 5.11.5 165 Kitchener OHL
25 Spencer, Matthew RD 3/24/1997 R 6.01.5 200 Peterborough OHL
26 Harkins, Jansen C/LW 5/23/1997 L 6.00.75 177 Prince George WHL
27 Zboril, Jakub LD 2/21/1997 L 6.00.75 184 Saint John QMJHL
28 Gropp, Ryan LW 9/16/1996 L 6.02 184 Seattle WHL
29 Knott, Graham LW 1/13/1997 L 6.03.5 192 Niagara OHL
30 Chlapik, Filip C 6/3/1997 L 6.00 194 Charlottetown QMJHL
Explosive. Dynamic. Dangerous…those are just some of the key indicators our elite ISS scouting staff have labelled on #1 ranked Connor McDavid. McDavid is an impressive skater with tremendous puck skills, these qualities compliment this smart hockey player. ISS #2 ranked Jack Eichel has creativity, skating edges and agility which make him lethal in the offensive rush. Rounding out the ISS top 3 is Boston College defenseman Noah Hanifin, who is a solid defender and a tough go around.
“Connor McDavid has incredible vision and playmaking ability”, says ISS Hockey Director of Scouting Dennis MacInnis. “Having the chance to scout Sidney Crosby at the same age, McDavid is even more impressive, true superstar potential.”
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 www.RinkNet.com.
About ISS Hockey
ISS Hockey (International Scouting Services), a service of HockeyTech, 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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