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

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As the NHL season kicks off tonight, ISS Hockey releases its initial rankings for the 2016 NHL Draft. Zurich ZSC Right Winger Auston Matthews starts the season at the #1 rank, with Sarnia Stings Left Defensemen Jakob Chychrun at #2.

Ranked #1 Auston Matthews (Zurich ZSC, SuiA)

This kid is magic. His hockey sense and the way he can react on developing game situations is advanced. He has exceptional overall skills.

ISS Hockey has released its monthly rankings of the top prospects eligible for the 2016 NHL Draft. This month's rankings include the top 200 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 - Chychrun, Jakob - LD - Sarnia - OHL
3 - Jones, Max - LW - London - OHL
4 - Tkachuk, Matthew - LW - London - OHL
5 - Puljujarvi, Jesse - RW - Karpat - FinE
6 - Laine, Patrik - LW - Tappara - FinE
7 - Gauthier, Julien - RW - Val-d'Or - QMJHL
8 - Fabbro, Dante - RD - Penticton - BCHL
9 - McLeod, Michael - C - Mississauga - OHL
10 - Brown, Logan - C - Windsor - OHL
11 - Nylander, Alexander - RW - Mississauga - OHL
12 - Sergachev, Mikhail - RD - Windsor - OHL
13 - Dubois, Pierre-Luc - LW - Cape Breton - QMJHL
14 - Sokolov, Dmitry - LW - Sudbury - OHL
15 - Juolevi, Olli - LD - London - OHL
16 - Clague, Kale - LD - Brandon - WHL
17 - Benson, Tyler - LW - Vancouver - WHL
18 - Jost, Tyson - RW - Penticton - BCHL
19 - Bellows, Kieffer - C - NTDP USA U18 - USHL
20 - Steel, Sam - C - Regina - WHL
21 - Keller, Clayton - C - NTDP USA U18 - USHL
22 - Knierim, William - RW - Dubuque - USHL
23 - Abramov, Vitalli - LW - Gatineau - QMJHL
24 - Makinen, Otto - C - Tappara - FinJrA
25 - Krys, Chad - LD - NTDP USA U18 - USHL
26 - Howden, Brett - LW - Moose Jaw - WHL
27 - Kunin, Luke - RW - Wisconsin - BigTen
28 - Asplund, Rasmus - C - Farjestad - SweJE
29 - Hajek, Libor - LD - Saskatoon - WHL
30 - Malenstyn, Beck - C - Calgary - WHL

Complete, an all-around package…that is just one key element that our elite ISS Scouting staff has labelled on #1 rank Auston Matthews. Matthews has very good puck skills, frame, offensive tools with good edge to edge control and mobility. ISS ranked Jakob Chychrun at #2 is a confident power house defensemen with impressive size and strength for his age. Rounding out the ISS Top 3 is London Knights Left Winger Max Jones, who is a highly skilled power forward with pro frame and shot.

"Matthews never slows down”, says ISS Hockey Director of Scouting Dennis MacInnis. “This kid is magic. His hockey sense and the way he can react on developing game situations is advanced. He has exceptional overall skills.”

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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