ISS Hockey Releases ISS Top 30 For February, Rankings Of Top Prospects For 2016 NHL Draft

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February release of the ISS Top 30 shows consistent Top 5 ranks; Fitzpatrick and Woll snatch #1 and #2 goalie rankings.

Ranked #1 Goalie, Evan Fitzpatrick (Sherbrooke, QMJHL)

He is calm, relaxed and controlled between the pipes, which has helped him gain the #1 rank of the top eligible goaltenders in the 2016 NHL Draft.

ISS Hockey has released its monthly ranking of the top prospects eligible for the 2016 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 30, highlighting the rankings for the top 30 prospects, which are released on the first Wednesday of every month during the hockey season. 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://ISStop30.com

Rank-Name-Position-Team-League

1 - Matthews, Auston - RW - Zurich ZSC - SuiA
2 - Puljujarvi, Jesse - RW - Karpat - FinE
3 - Tkachuk, Matthew - LW - London - OHL
4 - Laine, Patrik - LW - Tappara - FinE
5 - Chychrun, Jakob - LD - Sarnia - OHL
6 - McLeod, Michael - C - Mississauga - OHL
7 - Nylander, Alexander - RW - Mississauga - OHL
8 - Jones, Max - LW - London - OHL
9 - Sergachev, Mikhail - RD - Windsor - OHL
10 - Juolevi, Olli - LD - London - OHL
11 - Rubtsov, German - C - Russia MHL 98 - RusJr
12 - Brown, Logan - C - Windsor - OHL
13 - Dubois, Pierre-Luc - LW - Cape Breton - QMJHL
14 - Jost, Tyson - RW - Penticton - BCHL
15 - Keller, Clayton - C - NTDP USA U18 - USHL
16 - Gauthier, Julien - RW - Val-d'Or - QMJHL
17 - Bellows, Kieffer - C - NTDP USA U18 - USHL
18 - Kunin, Luke - RW - Wisconsin - BigTen
19 - McAvoy, Charles - RD - Boston Univ. - H.E.
20 - Fabbro, Dante - RD - Penticton - BCHL
21 - Bean, Jake - LD - Calgary - WHL
22 - Tufte, Riley - LW - Blaine - MN-HS
23 - Krys, Chad - LD - NTDP USA U18 - USHL
24 - Bastian, Nathan - C - Mississauga - OHL
25 - Mattson, Mitchell - C -Grand Rapids - MN-HS
26 - Knierim, William - RW - Dubuque - USHL
27 - Stanley, Logan - LD - Windsor - OHL
28 - Asplund, Rasmus - C - Farjestad - SweJE
29 - Laberge, Pascal - C - Victoriaville - QMJHL
30 - Hajek, Libor - LD - Saskatoon - WHL

Auston Matthews (Rank #1), Jesse Puljujarvi (Rank #2), Matthew Tkachuk (Rank #3), Patrik Laine (Rank #4) and Jakob Chychrun (Rank #5) remain unchanged in February’s ISS Hockey’s release of top prospects for the 2016 NHL Draft. Instead, there is a drastic change in the goalie rankings leading up to the draft. Evan Fitzpatrick and Joseph Woll snatch the #1 and #2 goalie rankings, respectively.

"Sherbrooke Phoenix goalkeeper Evan Fitzpatrick has tremendous upside,” says ISS Hockey Director of Scouting Dennis MacInnis. “A butterfly goalie with good size and athleticism. He is calm, relaxed and controlled between the pipes, which has helped him gain the #1 rank of the top eligible goaltenders in the 2016 NHL Draft.”

“Joseph Woll of the USA Under-18 has been steadily proving that he has the ability to become a solid NHL goalie,” comments ISS Hockey Head U.S. Scout, Phil Myre. “Woll has developed patience in the net that adds to his high skill level and consistency game after game.”

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 http://HockeyTech.com/RinkNet

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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