ISS Hockey Releases ISS Top 30 for October, Initial Rankings of Top Prospects for 2017 NHL Draft

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In preparation for the NHL season starting next week, ISS Hockey releases its initial rankings for the 2017 NHL Draft. Brandon Wheat Kings centre Nolan Patrick starts the season at the #1 rank, with Rogle BK’s right defensemen Timothy Liljegren at #2.

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ISS Ranked #1 Nolan Patrick (Brandon, WHL)

He has pro level instincts when creating separation from defenders and making his teammates better when putting plays in motion.

ISS Hockey has released its monthly rankings of the top prospects eligible for the 2017 NHL Draft. 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 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 is available at: http://ISStop30.com

Rank-Name-Position-Team-League

1 - Patrick, Nolan - C - Brandon - WHL
2 - Liljegren, Timothy - RD - Rogle - SweJE
3 - Vilardi, Gabe - C - Windsor - OHL
4 - Kostin, Klim - C - Dynamo - KHL
5 - Comtois, Maxime - LW - Victoriaville - QMJHL
6 - Vesalainen, Kristian - LW - Frolunda - SweJE
7 - Tolvanen, Eeli - LW - Sioux City - USHL
8 - Chmelevski, Sasha - C - Ottawa - OHL
9 - Rasmussen, Michael - C - Tri-City - WHL
10 - Foote, Callan - RD - Kelowna - WHL
11 - Tippett, Owen - RW - Mississauga - OHL
12 - Popugaev, Nikita A. - LW - Moose Jaw - WHL
13 - Mittelstadt, Casey - C - Green Bay - USHL
14 - Hague, Nicolas - RD - Mississauga - OHL
15 - Poehling, Ryan - C - St. Cloud State - NCHC
16 - Necas, Martin - RW - Brno Kometa HC - CzeE
17 - Slepets, Kirill - LW - Yaroslavl - MJU17
18 - Valimaki, Juuso - LD - Tri-City - WHL
19 - Martin, Luke - RD - Michigan - BigTen
20 - Rubinchik, Mark - LD - Saskatoon - WHL
21 - Vaakanainen, Urho - LD - JYP Jyvaskyla - FinE
22 - Bowers, Shane - C - Waterloo - USHL
23 - Andersson, Lias - LW - HV71 - SweJE
24 - Mattheos, Stelio - C - Brandon - WHL
25 - Davis, Brett - C - Lethbridge - WHL
26 - Hischier, Nico - RW - Halifax - QMJHL
27 - Strome, Matthew - LW - Hamilton - OHL
28 - Salo, Robin - LD - Sport Vaasa Jr. - FinJrA
29 - Studnicka, Jack - C - Oshawa - OHL
30 - Morand, Antoine - C - Acadie-Bathurst - QMJHL

Franchise centre who does everything well…that is just one key element that our elite ISS Scouting staff has labelled on #1 rank Nolan Patrick of the Brandon Wheat Kings. Patrick can beat players off the rush or make plays with his teammates. He is unselfish and has a killer instinct at the net. ISS ranked Timothy Liljegren at #2 owns elite defensive skills and is an excellent skater. Rounding out the ISS Top 3 is Windsor Spitfires centre Gabe Vilardi, who is a consistent and smart player that has excelled at protecting and controlling the puck down low.

"Patrick is an elite talent”, says ISS Hockey Director of Scouting Dennis MacInnis. “He has pro level instincts when creating separation from defenders and making his teammates better when putting plays in motion.”

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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