ISS Hockey Releases ISS Top 31 For May 2017

Miro Heiskanen (HIFK Helsinki, FinE), ISS Hockey #5-Ranked NHL Entry Draft Prospect

In the May edition of the ISS Top 31, a new player moves into the top five. As we move closer to the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, players continue to shuffle in rank.            

May 3rd, 2017 [Waterloo, ON] – ISS Hockey has released its monthly rankings of the top prospects eligible for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. This month’s rankings include the top 150 skaters, along with the top 15 goaltenders, as evaluated and ranked by ISS Hockey’s worldwide network of scouts.

Below is the ISS Top 31, highlighting the rankings for the top 31 prospects, which is released on the first Wednesday of every month during the hockey season. An interactive page where the ISS Top 31 can be viewed, sorted, and commented on, and where users can interact with our scouts, can be viewed at:

ISS Hockey Top 31 Ranked Prospects For 2017 NHL Draft

1Patrick, NolanC9/19/98R6.02.75198BrandonWHL
2Hischier, NicoC1/4/99L6.00.75176HalifaxQMJHL
3Vilardi, GabeC8/16/99R6.03201WindsorOHL
4Tippett, OwenRW2/16/99R6.01.5202MississaugaOHL
5Heiskanen, MiroD7/18/99L6.00174HIFK HelsinkiFinE
6Glass, CodyC4/1/99R6.01.75180PortlandWHL
7Mittelstadt, CaseyC11/22/98L6.00.75201Green BayUSHL
8Liljegren, TimothyD4/30/99R6.00191RogleSweE
9Rasmussen, MichaelC4/17/99L6.05.75215Tri-CityWHL
10Makar, CaleD10/30/98R5.11.25179BrooksAJHL
11Suzuki, NickC8/10/99R5.10.75187Owen SoundOHL
12Foote, CallanD12/13/98R6.03.5213KelownaWHL
13Necas, MartinRW1/15/99R6.00.5167Brno Kometa HCCzeE
14Valimaki, JuusoLD10/6/98L6.01.5204Tri-CityWHL
15Poehling, RyanC1/3/99L6.01.75183St. Cloud StateNCHC
16Kostin, KlimC5/5/99L6.03196DynamoKHL
17Tolvanen, EeliLW4/22/99L5.11.25170Sioux CityUSHL
18Hague, NicolasD12/5/98L6.05.5206MississaugaOHL
19Vesalainen, KristianLW6/1/99L6.03.25207V. FrolundaSweE
20Pettersson, EliasC11/12/98L6.01.25156TimraSweAl
21Thomas, RobertC7/2/99R5.11.5185LondonOHL
22Ratcliffe, IsaacLW2/15/99L6.05.5196GuelphOHL
23Norris, JoshuaC5/5/99L6.01.25192USA U18NTDP
24Lind, KoleC10/16/98R6.01176KelownaWHL
25Andersson, LiasLW10/13/98L5.11.5198HV71SweE
26Yamamoto, KailerRW9/29/98R5.07.5153SpokaneWHL
27Bowers, ShaneC7/30/99L6.01.25178WaterlooUSHL
28Timmins, ConorD9/18/98R6.01.25185Sault Ste. MarieOHL
29Jokiharju, HenriD6/17/99R5.11.75176PortlandWHL
30Comtois, MaximeLW1/8/99L6.02.25199VictoriavilleQMJHL
31Anderson-Dolan, JaretC9/12/99L5.11188SpokaneWHL
1Luukkonen, Ukko-PekkaG3/9/99L6.04.5196HPK HameenlinnaFinJrA
2Oettinger, JakeG12/18/98L6.04203Boston UniversityH.E.
Published 05/03/2017



Miro Heiskanen (HIFK Helsinki, FinE) makes a significant jump up into the number five spot in the May Release of the ISS Top 31. Another defenseman, Cale Makar (Brooks, AJHL) continues to move up the ranks into the tenth spot.

Nolan Patrick (Brandon, WHL) and Nico Hishchier (Halifax, QMJHL), continue to hold onto of #1 and #2 rank, respectively.

ISS Hockey Director of Scouting, Dennis MacInnis, has been very impressed with the play of Heiskanen over the second half of the season:

“Heiskanen is a smooth skating, mobile defender with good vision and rarely panics or turns the puck over. He has all the tools to be an effective two-way defender in the NHL with future development.”

Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (HPKHameenlinna, FinJrA) and Jake Oettinger (Boston University, H-East) continue to have a strong hold on the number one and two spot, respectively for the ISS Top Goalies.

The complete ISS Hockey rankings, evaluations, game reports, player reports, player profiles and more are exclusively available to hockey professionals through RinkNet, ISS parent company HockeyTech’s Scouting and Player Information System. 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 is a division of HockeyTech, a worldwide leader in hockey technology, analytics and information services. ISS scouts, evaluates, analyzes and ranks players internationally on behalf of its many clients. ISS data is 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. All players that we rank will have been seen and evaluated many times by several ISS scouts.

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