Guelph, ON (PRWEB) June 04, 2014
ISS Hockey announces the release of its final player rankings for the upcoming NHL Draft to be held on June 27-28, 2014 in Philadelphia. The rankings are featured in the newly released 2014 ISS NHL Draft Guide.
The industry leading ISS NHL Draft Guide provides the most comprehensive analysis and preview of the NHL Draft. Bigger and Better than ever with over 150 pages, the guide features:
▪ Rankings of the top 220 NHL draft eligible prospects, as determined by ISS Hockey’s worldwide scouting staff, including rankings by positions
▪ Detailed Scouting Reports for all ranked prospects, including grading of skills, analysis of strengths & weaknesses, NHL potential, NHL player comparisons, scout comments, and more
▪ Historical Draft and System Analysis for each NHL team, analyzing past drafts and free agency outlooks
▪ Picks of the top Wildcards & Sleepers in the draft, those players who are not highly rated, but ISS feels are likely to develop into impact players in the future
▪ Top 5 players in 14 categories – Skating, Puck Handling, Scoring, Playmaking, Toughness, Offensive Defenseman, Defensive Defenseman, Faceoffs, Best Little Guy, Defensive Forward, Puck Protection, Hardest Shot, Under Rated, and Over Rated
▪ ISS Mock Draft, as picked by the consensus of ISS Hockey’s scouts
▪ An outlook on the next two NHL Drafts, with rankings of the Top 50 prospects for 2015 and Top 30 prospects for 2016
ISS Hockey’s scouting information and the technology tools provided by ISS parent company HockeyTech are vital tools used by NHL teams in their day-to-day evaluations of prospects and players. For hockey fans and fantasy players, the ISS NHL Draft Guide has become the “bible” for providing the vital information needed to truly understand the NHL Draft from the eyes of professional scouts and NHL GMs. ISS scouts have been tracking the prospects eligible for the NHL Draft for years (typically from the age of fourteen), so they have unique knowledge of the strengths, weaknesses and probabilities for success at the NHL level for these young men.
The hockey media also relies upon the ISS Hockey rankings in their coverage of draft prospects. The Hockey News features ISS information in their just released annual Draft Preview edition. TSN publishes ISS rankings monthly and includes ISS rankings in their on TV coverage of draft prospects.
While ISS Hockey scouting information is exclusively available to professional and elite amateur teams all season, the ISS NHL Draft Guide is the only annual opportunity for fans to “Get What the Pros Use!” To order or get more info, go to: http://ISShockey.com/nhldraftguide.
Below is the Final ISS Top 30, highlighting the final rankings of the top 30 prospects for the NHL Draft. An interactive page where the Final ISS Top 30 can be viewed, sorted, commented on, and where users can interact with our scouts can be viewed at: http://ISShockey.com/iss-top-30.
1 - Reinhart, Sam - C - Kootenay - WHL
2 - Ekblad, Aaron - RD - Barrie - OHL
3 - Dal Colle, Michael - LW - Oshawa - OHL
4 - Bennett, Sam - C - Kingston - OHL
5 - Nylander, William - C - Modo - SweE
6 - Draisaitl, Leon - C - Prince Albert - WHL
7 - Virtanen, Jake - LW - Calgary - WHL
8 - Fabbri, Robby - C - Guelph - OHL
9 - Perlini, Brendan - LW - Niagara - OHL
10 - Ritchie, Nicholas - LW - Peterborough - OHL
11 - Ehlers, Nikolaj - LW - Halifax - QMJHL
12 - Fleury, Haydn - LD - Red Deer - WHL
13 - Kapanen, Kasperi - RW - Kuopio - FinE
14 - Tuch, Alex - RW - USA Under18 - NTDP
15 - Larkin, Dylan - LW - USA Under18 - NTDP
16 - Milano, Sonny - LW - USA Under18 - NTDP
17 - McCann, Jared - C - S.S. Marie - OHL
18 - Ho-Sang, Joshua - RW - Windsor - OHL
19 - Barbashev, Ivan - C - Moncton - QMJHL
20 - Fiala, Kevin - LW - HV71 - SweJE
21 - Vrana, Jakub - RW - Linkoping - SweE
22 - Kempe, Adrian - C - Modo - SweJE
23 - McKeown, Roland - RD - Kingston - OHL
24 - Schmaltz, Nick - RW - Green Bay - USHL
25 - MacInnis, Ryan - LW - Kitchener - OHL
26 - Bleackley, Conner - C/RW - Red Deer - WHL
27 - Scherbak, Nikita - LW - Saskatoon - WHL
28 - Goldobin, Nikolay - RW - Sarnia - OHL
29 - Kamenev,Vladislav - C- Magnitogorsk - RusJr
30 - Sanheim, Travis - LD - Calgary - WHL
About ISS Hockey
ISS Hockey (International Scouting Services), a service of HockeyTech, is the world’s leading independent scouting and information provider on hockey prospects. Founded in 2002, ISS scouts, evaluates, analyzes and ranks players internationally on behalf of its many clients. All ISS products are 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. Game and player reports are input into ISS's sister company RinkNet’s state-of-the-art systems and evaluated to assure reliability and consistency. All players that we rank will have been seen and evaluated many times by several ISS scouts.
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