Sam Reinhart and Aaron Ekblad maintain rankings #1 and #2. This October release of the ISS Top 30 already includes much movement from our preliminary September release, including five players moving into and out of our top 30 rankings.
October 15, 2013 [Guelph, ON] ISS Hockey has released its new monthly rankings of the top prospects eligible for the 2014 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. 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: http://ISShockey.com/iss-top-30
ISS Hockey Top 30 Ranked Prospects For 2014 NHL Draft
Rank Player Position Birth Shot Height Weight Team League
1 Reinhart, Sam C 11/6/1995 R 6.00.75 185 Kootenay WHL
2 Ekblad, Aaron D 2/7/1996 R 6.03.5 216 Barrie OHL
3 Dal Colle, Michael F 6/20/1996 L 6.01.5 179 Oshawa OHL
4 Nylander, Willie F 5/1/1996 R 5.11 169 Rogle SweAl
5 Karlsson, Anton LW 8/3/1996 L 6.01.25 187 Frolunda SweJE
6 Kapanen, Kasperi RW 7/23/1996 L 5.10.5 172 Kuopio FinE
7 Lindblom, Oskar RW 8/15/1996 L 6.01.25 191 Brynas SweJE
8 McKeown, Roland D 1/20/1996 R 6.00.75 197 Kingston OHL
9 Bennett, Sam LW 6/20/1996 L 6.00.25 178 Kingston OHL
10 Draisaitl, Leon C 10/27/1995 L 6.01.75 208 Prince Albert WHL
11 Ritchie, Nicholas F 12/5/1995 L 6.02.25 231 Peterborough OHL
12 Virtanen, Jake LW 8/17/1996 R 6.00.75 208 Calgary WHL
13 Clarke, Blake F 1/24/1996 L 6.01.25 199 North Bay OHL
14 McCann, Jared C 5/31/1996 L 6.00.25 179 S.S. Marie OHL
15 Bleackley, Conner C/RW 2/7/1996 R 6.00.5 192 Red Deer WHL
16 Perlini, Brendan LW 4/27/1996 L 6.02.5 205 Niagara OHL
17 Fleury, Haydn LD 7/8/1996 L 6.02.5 198 Red Deer WHL
18 Martin, Brycen LD 5/9/1996 L 6.01.75 182 Swift Current WHL
19 Barbashev, Ivan F 12/14/1995 L 6.00 181 Moncton QMJHL
20 Kempe, Adrian C 9/13/1996 L 6.01.5 187 Modo SweE
21 Middleton, Jacob LD 1/2/1996 L 6.02.75 208 Ottawa OHL
22 Glover, Jack RD 5/17/1996 R 6.03.25 190 USA Under-18 NTDP
23 Tuch, Alex RW 5/10/1996 R 6.03.5 213 USA Under-18 NTDP
24 Vrana, Jakub RW 2/28/1996 L 6.00 183 Linkoping SweE
25 Schmaltz, Nick RW 2/23/1996 R 5.11.5 172 Green Bay USHL
26 Ho-Sang, Joshua RW 1/22/1996 R 5.11 166 Windsor OHL
27 Goldobin, Nikolai RW 10/7/1995 L 5.11.5 178 Sarnia OHL
28 Deangelo, Anthony RD 10/24/1995 R 5.10.75 175 Sarnia OHL
29 Larkin, Dylan LW 7/30/1996 L 6.00.75 190 USA Under-18 NTDP
30 Poganski, Austin RW 2/16/1996 R 6.01.25 198 Tri-City USHL
Red Deer’s center/right winger Conner Bleackley is the biggest mover this month, rising 12 positions from #27 in September to #15.
“Conner Bleackley is Red Deer’s most dangerous offensive player and has clear leadership qualities”, says ISS Hockey Director of Scouting Dennis MacInnis. “He has a great pure release on his shot and knows how to place shots dangerously, but he can also be a good playmaker and a strong skater with good balance and shifty edge usage”.
The full monthly ISS Hockey rankings are available within RinkNet, software technology tailored for the general manager, scout, coach, player agent or superfan 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) 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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