ISS Hockey Releases December Rankings of Top Prospects for 2013 NHL Draft

In the December 15th release of the ISS Hockey Rankings, the top 5 players retain their positions, with Nathan MacKinnon and Seth Jones retaining the top 2 spots. A big riser this month is Nikita Zadorov, moving up 8 spots to #11.

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Seth Jones playing for Team USA

A big riser this month is Nikita Zadorov, moving up 8 spots to #11.

Boca Raton, Florida (PRWEB) December 15, 2012

ISS Hockey has released its new monthly rankings of the top prospects eligible for the 2013 NHL Draft. This month's rankings include the top 150 skaters, along with the top 10 goaltenders, as evaluated and ranked by ISS Hockey’s worldwide network of scouts.

Below is the ISS Top 30, showing the rankings for the top 30 prospects:

Rank-Name-Position-Team-League

1 - MacKinnon, Nathan - C - Halifax - QMJHL
2 - Jones, Seth - D - Portland - WHL
3 - Barkov, Sasha - F - Tappara - FinE
4 - Drouin, Jonathan - C - Halifax - QMJHL
5 - Monahan, Sean - C - Ottawa - OHL
6 - Lindholm, Elias - C - Brynas - SweE
7 - Nichushkin, Valery - F - Chelyabinsk Chelmet - RusS
8 - Shinkaruk, Hunter - C - Medicine Hat - WHL
9 - Nurse, Darnell - D - S.S. Marie - OHL
10 - Ristolainen, Rasmus - D - TPS Turku - FinE
11 - Zadorov, Nikita - D - London - OHL
12 - Lazar, Curtis - C - Edmonton - WHL
13 - Pulock, Ryan - D - Brandon - WHL
14 - Burakowsky, Andre - F - Malmo - SweAl
15 - Dickinson, Jason - F - Guelph - OHL
16 - Santini, Steve - D - USA Under18 - NTDP
17 - Hagg, Robert - D - Modo - SweJE
18 - Morrissey, Joshua - D - Prince Albert - WHL
19 - Erne, Adam - F - Quebec - QMJHL
20 - De La Rose, Jacob - C - Leksands - SweAl
21 - Lehkonen, Artturi- F - Kuopio - FinE
22 - Gauthier, Frederik - C - Rimouski - QMJHL
23 - Rychel, Kerby- F - Windsor - OHL
24 - Thompson, Keaton - D - USA Under18 - NTDP
25 - Kujawinski, Ryan - C - Kingston - OHL
26 - Bowey, Madison - D - Kelowna - WHL
27 - Fasching, Hudson - F - USA Under18 - NTDP
28 - Bailey, Justin - C - Kitchener - OHL
29 - Theodore, Shea - D - Seattle - WHL
30 - Morin, Samuel - D - Rimouski - QMJHL

MacKinnon, Jones, Barkov, Drouin and Monahan retain their same top 5 spots from last month's rankings. However, there is quite a bit of movement in the next 25 rankings.

"MacKinnon and Jones continue to stand above the rest of this class", says ISS Hockey Director of Scouting Dennis MacInnis. "A big riser this month is Nikita Zadorov, moving up 8 spots to #11. A remarkable physical specimen standing at 6'5" and over 230 pounds, Zadorov exhibits the type of poise and composure with the puck that one would expect from a ten year veteran."

The monthly ISS Hockey rankings are included in the company’s Monthly Scouting Report, which is tailored for the general manager, scout, coach, agent or superfan who wants in-depth information on prospects for the upcoming NHL and CHL drafts. Rankings, player profiles, spotlights, tournament reports and news and notes from the world of hockey are published on the 15th of each month from October through June. For more info, visit: http://www.isshockey.com/scouting/products?product_id=73

About ISS Hockey
International Scouting Services (ISS Hockey) is the leading independent scouting and information provider on hockey player prospects aged 14 to 19. Founded in 2002, ISS scouts, evaluates, analyzes and ranks players internationally on behalf of its many clients, which include (among others): NHL Teams, Hockey Canada, Major Junior Leagues & Teams (CHL, QMJHL, OHL, WHL, USHL), NCAA Teams, TSN, THN: The Hockey News and Sports Agencies. The ISS annual NHL Draft Guide has become the de facto draft reference guide for NHL scouts, fans and sports media. All ISS products are widely utilized in the hockey world, building an industry leading reputation for the best and most comprehensive scouting information. This incredible status leads every young hockey player desiring to advance in the sport to aspire to be scouted and ranked by ISS. 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 state-of-the-art systems and evaluated assure reliability and consistency. All players that we rank will have been seen and evaluated many times by several of ISS scouts.

Visit the company’s website at: http://www.isshockey.com


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