November 02, 2016 [Waterloo, ON] ISS Hockey has released its monthly ranking of the top prospects eligible for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. With the addition of a 31st NHL team for next season in Las Vegas, which will be included in the upcoming NHL Draft, the ISS Top 30 will now become the ISS Top 31. This month’s rankings include the top 100 skaters, along with the top 10 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. An interactive page where the ISS Top 31 can be viewed, sorted, commented on, and where users can interact with our scouts can be viewed at: isshockey.com/iss-top-31/
ISS Hockey Top 31 Ranked Prospects For 2017 NHL Draft
|6||Vesalainen, Kristian||LW||6/1/1999||L||6.04||202||V. Frolunda||SweE|
|9||Tolvanen, Eeli||LW||4/22/1999||L||5.11.25||170||Sioux City||USHL|
|13||Mittelstadt, Casey||C||11/22/1998||L||6.00.75||201||Green Bay||USHL|
|14||Popugaev, Nikita A.||LW||11/20/1998||R||6.05.5||204||Moose Jaw||WHL|
|15||Poehling, Ryan||C||1/3/1999||L||6.01.75||183||St. Cloud State||NCHC|
|16||Necas, Martin||RW||1/15/1999||R||6.00.5||167||Brno Kometa HC||CzeE|
|17||Slepets, Kirill||LW||4/6/1999||L||5.10||144||Yaroslavl Loko||RusJr|
|22||Vaakanainen, Urho||LD||1/1/1999||L||6.01||187||JYP Jyvaskyla||FinE|
Mississauga’s right winger, Owen Tippett, rises seven positions this month to #4 from last month’s #11 ranking. Nolan Patrick (#1), Timothy Liljegren (#2) and Gabe Vilardi (#3) continue to maintain the top 3 ranks for November’s release.
“Not many weaknesses to Tippett’s play,” says ISS Hockey Director of Scouting Dennis MacInnis. “He’s a very good skater with powerful stride and speed. He even has a second gear to get away from a check.”
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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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