ISS Hockey Releases ISS Top 30 For May, Ranking The Top Prospects For 2013 NHL Draft

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In the May 15th release of the ISS Top 30, ISS reveals a preview of the final rankings to be published next week in the industry leading ISS NHL Draft Guide.

ISS #1 Ranked Seth Jones and #2 Ranked Nathan MacKinnon (Courtesy of Canadian Press)

Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin tore it up in the QMJHL playoffs, leading the Halifax Mooseheads to their first QMJHL championship and a trip to the Memorial Cup.

ISS Hockey has released its new monthly rankings of the top prospects eligible for the 2013 NHL Draft. This month's rankings include the top 210 skaters, along with the top 15 goaltenders, as evaluated and ranked by ISS Hockey’s worldwide network of scouts.

Full details and profiles of the top 210 skaters and top 15 goalies will be published next week in the industry leading ISS NHL Draft Guide: http://ISShockey.com/nhl-draft-guide

Below is the ISS Top 30, highlighting the rankings for the top 30 prospects. 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://ISShockey.com/iss-top-30

Rank-Name-Position-Team-League

1 - Jones, Seth - RD - Portland - WHL
2 - MacKinnon, Nathan - C - Halifax - QMJHL
3 - Drouin, Jonathan - LW - Halifax - QMJHL
4 - Nichushkin, Valery - LW - Chelyabinsk Traktor - KHL
5 - Barkov, Sasha - C - Tappara - FinE
6 - Nurse, Darnell - LD - S.S. Marie - OHL
7 - Lindholm, Elias - C - Brynas - SweE
8 - Zadorov, Nikita - LD - London - OHL
9 - Monahan, Sean - C - Ottawa - OHL
10 - Horvat, Bo - C - London - OHL
11 - Ristolainen, Rasmus - RD - TPS Turku - FinE
12 - Lazar, Curtis - C - Edmonton - WHL
13 - Shinkaruk, Hunter - C - Medicine Hat - WHL
14 - Pulock, Ryan - RD - Brandon - WHL
15 - Wennberg, Alexander - C - Djurgarden - SweJE
16 - Burakowsky, Andre - LW - Malmo - SweAl
17 - Santini, Steve - RD - USA Under18 - NTDP
18 - Gauthier, Frederik - C - Rimouski - QMJHL
19 - Zykov, Valentin - RW - Baie-Comeau - QMJHL
20 - Rychel, Kerby - LW - Windsor - OHL
21 - Morrissey, Joshua - LD - Prince Albert - WHL
22 - Bowey, Madison - RD - Kelowna - WHL
23 - Mantha, Anthony - LW - Val-d'Or - QMJHL
24 - Compher, JT - C - USA Under18 - NTDP
25 - Domi, Max - C - London - OHL
26 - Petan, Nic - C - Portland – WHL
27 - Heatherington, Dillon - LD - Swift Current - WHL
28 - McCarron, Michael - RW - USA Under18 - NTDP
29 - Bigras, Chris - LD - Owen Sound - OHL
30 - Morin, Samuel - LD - Rimouski - QMJHL

Valery Nichushkin has dropped from #2 to #4, with Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin each rising one spot to #2 and #3 in this month’s rankings.

“Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin tore it up in the QMJHL playoffs, leading the Halifax Mooseheads to their first QMJHL championship and a trip to the Memorial Cup”, says ISS Hockey Director of Scouting Dennis MacInnis. “ISS scout favorite Valery Nichushkin slight disappointed at the U18 World Championships with a less than inspired performance, after playing very well for Traktor in the KHL finals.”

About ISS Hockey
ISS Hockey (International Scouting Services Inc.) is the leading independent scouting and information provider on hockey player prospects aged 14 to 19. Founded in 2002, ISS scouts, evaluates, analyzes and ranks players internationally on behalf of its many clients, which include (among others): NHL Teams, Hockey Canada, Major Junior Leagues & Teams (CHL, QMJHL, OHL, WHL, USHL), NCAA Teams, TSN, THN: The Hockey News and Sports Agencies. The ISS annual NHL Draft Guide has become the de facto draft reference guide for NHL scouts, fans and sports media. All ISS products are widely utilized in the hockey world, building an industry leading reputation for the best and most comprehensive scouting information. This incredible status leads every young hockey player desiring to advance in the sport to aspire to be scouted and ranked by ISS. 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 state-of-the-art systems and evaluated assure reliability and consistency. All players that we rank will have been seen and evaluated many times by several of ISS scouts.

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