ISS Top 30 Released for October

CMcDavidWith 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

1McDavid, ConnorC1/13/1997L6.00185ErieOHL
2Eichel, JackC10/28/1996R6.02193Boston UniversityH.E.
3Hanifin, NoahLD1/25/1997L6.03185Boston CollegeH.E.
4Barzal, MathewC5/26/1997R5.11.25175SeattleWHL
5Kylington, OliverRD5/19/1997L6.00180FarjestadSweJr
6Rantanen, MikkoRW10/29/1996L6.04195TPS TurkuFinE
7White, ColinRW1/30/1997R5.11170USA Under-18NTDP
8Marner, MitchellC5/5/1997R5.10.75154LondonOHL
9Strome, DylanC3/7/1997L6.03187ErieOHL
10Zacha, PavelC4/6/1997L6.02.75200SarniaOHL
11Werenski, ZackRD7/19/1997L6.02214MichiganBigTen
12Konecny, TravisC3/11/1997R5.09.75173OttawaOHL
13Greenway, JordanLW2/16/1997L6.04189USA Under-18NTDP
14Crouse, LawsonLW6/23/1997L6.04211KingstonOHL
15Connor, KyleC12/9/1996L6.01170YoungstownUSHL
16Roy, NicolasC2/5/1997R6.04199ChicoutimiQMJHL
17Svechnikov, EvgenyRW10/31/1996L6.02199Cape BretonQMJHL
18Bittner, PaulLW11/4/1996L6.04206PortlandWHL
19Sprong, DanielRW3/17/1997R6.00189CharlottetownQMJHL
20Provorov, IvanLD1/13/1997L6.00191BrandonWHL
21Bracco, JeremyRW3/17/1997R5.09154USA Under-18NTDP
22Carlsson, GabrielLD1/2/1997L6.04183LinkopingSweJE
23Roy, JeremyRD5/14/1997R5.11.75189SherbrookeQMJHL
24Franzen, GustafLW9/22/1996R5.11.5165KitchenerOHL
25Spencer, MatthewRD3/24/1997R6.01.5200PeterboroughOHL
26Harkins, JansenC/LW5/23/1997L6.00.75177Prince GeorgeWHL
27Zboril, JakubLD2/21/1997L6.00.75184Saint JohnQMJHL
28Gropp, RyanLW9/16/1996L6.02184SeattleWHL
29Knott, GrahamLW1/13/1997L6.03.5192NiagaraOHL
30Chlapik, FilipC6/3/1997L6.00194CharlottetownQMJHL
Published October 1, 2014


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


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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