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

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December release of ISS Top 30 shows Michael McLeod rising into Top 5 to join Matthews, Tkachuk, Chychrun and Puljujarvi.

Ranked #5 Michael McLeod (Mississauga, OHL)

Michael McLeod does not back down physically

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: http://ISStop30.com

Rank-Name-Position-Team-League

1 - Matthews, Auston - RW - Zurich ZSC - SuiA
2 - Tkachuk, Matthew - LW - London - OHL
3 - Chychrun, Jakob - LD - Sarnia - OHL
4 - Puljujarvi, Jesse - RW - Karpat - FinE
5 - McLeod, Michael - C - Mississauga - OHL
6 - Jones, Max - LW - London - OHL
7 - Nylander, Alexander - RW - Mississauga - OHL
8 - Brown, Logan - C - Windsor - OHL
9 - Laine, Patrik - LW - Tappara - FinE
10 - Sergachev, Mikhail - RD - Windsor - OHL
11 - Gauthier, Julien - RW - Val-d'Or - QMJHL
12 - Bellows, Kieffer - C - NTDP USA U18 - USHL
13 - Jost, Tyson - RW - Penticton - BCHL
14 - Dubois, Pierre-Luc - LW - Cape Breton - QMJHL
15 - Fabbro, Dante - RD - Penticton - BCHL
16 - Juolevi, Olli - LD - London - OHL
17 - Keller, Clayton - C - NTDP USA U18 - USHL
18 - Steel, Sam - C - Regina - WHL
19 - Benson, Tyler - LW - Vancouver - WHL
20 - Bean, Jake - LD - Calgary - WHL
21 - Krys, Chad - LD - NTDP USA U18 - USHL
22 - Bastian, Nathan - C - Mississauga - OHL
23 - Knierim, William - RW - Dubuque - USHL
24 - Kunin, Luke - RW - Wisconsin - BigTen
25 - Asplund, Rasmus - C - Farjestad - SweJE
26 - Niemelainen, Markus - RD - Saginaw - OHL
27 - Hajek, Libor - LD - Saskatoon - WHL
28 - Rubtsov, German - C - Russia MHL 98 - RusJr
29 - McAvoy, Charles - RD - Boston Univ. - H.E.
30 - Raddysh, Taylor - RW - Erie - OHL

Michael McLeod jumps up one position to #5 to join Matthews (#1), Tkachuk (#2), Chychrun (#3), and Puljujarvi (#4) in the Top 5 of ISS Hockey’s release of its December ISS Top 30. Max Jones of the London Knights in the Ontario Hockey League, drops three positions out of the Top 5. On the rise this December is Kieffer Bellows, the left winger rose six positions to #12.

"Michael McLeod does not back down physically”, says ISS Hockey Director of Scouting Dennis MacInnis. “As a player, he’s the one to make plays on rush at top speed, finishes checks and has the ability to make teammates better.”

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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