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

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As the season winds down, Matthews (#1), Puljujarvi (#2) and Laine (#3) remain as Top 3 in the ISS Top 30 April Release

Ranked #15 Jake Bean (Calgary, WHL)

...has the courage to play bigger then he’s listed and be fearless when getting through traffic.

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 185 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: isstop30.com

Rank-Name-Position-Team-League

1 - Matthews, Auston - RW - Zurich ZSC - SuiA
2 - Puljujarvi, Jesse - RW - Karpat - FinE
3 - Laine, Patrik - LW - Tappara - FinE
4 - Nylander, Alexander - RW - Mississauga - OHL
5 - Dubois, Pierre-Luc - LW - Cape Breton - QMJHL
6 - Tkachuk, Matthew - LW - London - OHL
7 - Chychrun, Jakob - LD - Sarnia - OHL
8 - Sergachev, Mikhail - RD - Windsor - OHL
9 - McLeod, Michael - C - Mississauga - OHL
10 - Juolevi, Olli - LD - London - OHL
11 - Brown, Logan - C - Windsor - OHL
12 - Keller, Clayton - C - NTDP USA U18 - USHL
13 - Jones, Max - LW - London - OHL
14 - Rubtsov, German - C - Russia MHL 98 - RusJr
15 - Bean, Jake - LD - Calgary - WHL
16 - Bellows, Kieffer - C - NTDP USA U18 - USHL
17 - Kunin, Luke - RW - Wisconsin - BigTen
18 - Jost, Tyson - RW - Penticton - BCHL
19 - Gauthier, Julien - RW - Val-d'Or - QMJHL
20 - Tufte, Riley - LW - Blaine - MN-HS
21 - McAvoy, Charles - RD - Boston Univ. - H.E.
22 - Thompson, Tage - C - Connecticut - H.E.
23 - Bastian, Nathan - C - Mississauga - OHL
24 - Howden, Brett - LW - Moose Jaw - WHL
25 - Debrincat, Alexander - C - Erie - OHL
26 - Laberge, Pascal - C - Victoriaville - QMJHL
27 - Raddysh, Taylor - RW - Erie - OHL
28 - Katchouk, Boris - LW - S.S. Marie - OHL
29 - Abramov, Vitalli - LW - Gatineau - QMJHL
30 - Pu, Cliff - RW - London, OHL

Although Matthews (#1), Puljujarvi (#2) and Laine (#3), all remain as Top 3 in the ISS Top 30 April Release, the remaining 27 ranks have shuffled. With the season winding down, Jake Bean, a left defender from Calgary Hitmen in the WHL, has become the biggest jumper, rising six ranks to #15.

"Jake Bean has a positive impact in today’s game,” says ISS Hockey Director of Scouting Dennis MacInnis. “He’s a smart offensive defender that has not only improved his defensive play substantially but has the courage to play bigger then he’s listed and be fearless when getting through traffic.”

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 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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