ISS Top 30 Released For October

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:


ISS Hockey Top 30 Ranked Prospects For 2014 NHL Draft

1Reinhart, SamC11/6/1995R6.00.75185KootenayWHL
2Ekblad, AaronD2/7/1996R6.03.5216BarrieOHL
3Dal Colle, MichaelF6/20/1996L6.01.5179OshawaOHL
4Nylander, WillieF5/1/1996R5.11169RogleSweAl
5Karlsson, AntonLW8/3/1996L6.01.25187FrolundaSweJE
6Kapanen, KasperiRW7/23/1996L5.10.5172KuopioFinE
7Lindblom, OskarRW8/15/1996L6.01.25191BrynasSweJE
8McKeown, RolandD1/20/1996R6.00.75197KingstonOHL
9Bennett, SamLW6/20/1996L6.00.25178KingstonOHL
10Draisaitl, LeonC10/27/1995L6.01.75208Prince AlbertWHL
11Ritchie, NicholasF12/5/1995L6.02.25231PeterboroughOHL
12Virtanen, JakeLW8/17/1996R6.00.75208CalgaryWHL
13Clarke, BlakeF1/24/1996L6.01.25199North BayOHL
14McCann, JaredC5/31/1996L6.00.25179S.S. MarieOHL
15Bleackley, ConnerC/RW2/7/1996R6.00.5192Red DeerWHL
16Perlini, BrendanLW4/27/1996L6.02.5205NiagaraOHL
17Fleury, HaydnLD7/8/1996L6.02.5198Red DeerWHL
18Martin, BrycenLD5/9/1996L6.01.75182Swift CurrentWHL
19Barbashev, IvanF12/14/1995L6.00181MonctonQMJHL
20Kempe, AdrianC9/13/1996L6.01.5187ModoSweE
21Middleton, JacobLD1/2/1996L6.02.75208OttawaOHL
22Glover, JackRD5/17/1996R6.03.25190USA Under-18NTDP
23Tuch, AlexRW5/10/1996R6.03.5213USA Under-18NTDP
24Vrana, JakubRW2/28/1996L6.00183LinkopingSweE
25Schmaltz, NickRW2/23/1996R5.11.5172Green BayUSHL
26Ho-Sang, JoshuaRW1/22/1996R5.11166WindsorOHL
27Goldobin, NikolaiRW10/7/1995L5.11.5178SarniaOHL
28Deangelo, AnthonyRD10/24/1995R5.10.75175SarniaOHL
29Larkin, DylanLW7/30/1996L6.00.75190USA Under-18NTDP
30Poganski, AustinRW2/16/1996R6.01.25198Tri-CityUSHL
Published October 15, 2013


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


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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