ISS Hockey Releases ISS Top 31 for April, Rankings of the Top Prospects for 2018 NHL Draft

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Many familiar faces in our Top 31 led their teams to first round playoff success, and look to continue to impress as the post-season marches on

Ranked #2, Andrei Svechnikov (Barrie, OHL)

He will be a future top line scoring winger

ISS Hockey has released its new monthly rankings of the top prospects eligible for the 2018 NHL Draft. The rankings have been created and compiled by our worldwide network of scouts.

Below is the ISS Top 31, highlighting the rankings for the top 31 skater and top 2 goalie prospects, which is released on the first Wednesday of every month during the hockey season. An interactive page where the ISS Top 31 can be viewed, sorted, and commented on, and where users can interact with our scouts, can be viewed at: isshockey.com/iss-top-31

Rank-Name-Position-Team-League

1 – Dahlin, Rasmus – LD – Vastra Frolunda – SweE
2 – Svechnikov, Andrei – RW – Barrie – OHL
3 – Zadina, Filip – RW – Halifax – QMJHL
4 – Tkachuk, Brady – C – Boston University – H. E
5 – Wahlstrom, Oliver – C – USA U18 – NTDP
6 – Bouchard, Evan – RD – London – OHL
7 – Hughes, Quinn – LD – U. of Michigan – Big Ten
8 – Dobson, Noah – RD – Acadie-Bathurst – QMJHL
9 – Boqvist, Adam – LD – Brynas IF Jr – SweJE
10 – Veleno, Joseph – C – Drummondville – QMJHL
11 – Smith, Ty – LD – Spokane – WHL
12 – Hayton, Barrett – C – Sault Ste. Marie – OHL
13 – Denisenko, Grigori – LW – Yaroslavl Loko – RusJr
14 – Kupari, Rasmus – C – Karpat Oulu – FinE
15 – Lundestrom, Isac – C – Lulea HF – SweE
16 – Farabee, Joel – LW – USA U18 – NTDP
17 – Kaut, Martin – RW – Pardubice – CzeE
18 – Kotkaniemi, Jesperi – C – Assat – FinE
19 – McIsaac, Jared – LD – Halifax – QMJHL
20 – Wilde, Bode – RD – USA U18 – NTDP
21 – Noel, Serron – RW – Oshawa – OHL
22 – Alexeyev, Alexander – RD – Red Deer – WHL
23 – Bernard-Docker – RD – Okotoks – AJHL
24 – McLeod, Ryan – C – Mississauga – OHL
25 – Ginning, Adam – RD – Linkoping HC – SweE
26 – Thomas, Akil – C – Niagara – OHL
27 – Groulx, Benoit-Olivier – LW – Halifax – QMJHL
28 – Bokk, Dominik – LW – Vaxjo – SweJE
29 – Tychonick, Jonathan – LD – Penticton – BCHL
30 – Miller, K’Andre – RW – USA U18 – NTDP
31 – Olofsson, Jacob – C – Timra – SweAl

Goalies

1 – Rodrigue, Oliver – G – Drummondville – QMJHL
2 – Ingham, Jacob – G – Mississauga – OHL

The Barrie Colts of the OHL were extremely happy to get Andrei Svechnikov back in their lineup for Game #6 of their first-round playoff series vs the Mississauga Steelheads. Svechnikov exploded for 5 points in the series clinching win, bringing the same dynamic offensive game he has displayed all year to the table.

“Svechnikov has impressed me every time I've seen him play this year” said ISS Director of Scouting Dennis MacInnis. “He has a great combination of size, skating and puck skills to go along with his exceptional offensive hockey sense. He knows how to find the soft areas on the ice to score goals, and can really dangle for his size, showing outstanding one on one ability. He also has patience and playmaking to go along with a great release. He looks to be NHL ready next season and will be a future top line scoring winger.”

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: https://www.hockeytech.com/league-team-operations/

About ISS Hockey
ISS Hockey (International Scouting Services) is the world’s leading independent hockey scouting organization. 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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