Timo Meier's knack for anticipating loose pucks and forcing turnovers make him a potential steal in this year's draft.
Guelph, ON (PRWEB) February 04, 2015
ISS Hockey has released its monthly rankings of the top prospects eligible for the 2015 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
1 - McDavid, Connor - C - Erie - OHL
2 - Eichel, Jack - C - Boston University - H.E.
3 - Crouse, Lawson - LW - Kingston - OHL
4 - Hanifin, Noah - LD - Boston College - H.E.
5 - Rantanen, Mikko - RW - TPS Turku - FinE
6 - Werenski, Zack - RD - Michigan - BigTen
7 - Strome, Dylan - C - Erie - OHL
8 - Marner, Mitchell - C - London - OHL
9 - Provorov, Ivan - LD - Brandon - WHL
10 - Barzal, Mathew - C - Seattle - WHL
11 - Zacha, Pavel - C - Sarnia - OHL
12 - Kylington, Oliver - RD - Farjestad - SweJr
13 - Meier, Timo - RW - Halifax - QMJHL
14 - Connor, Kyle - C - Youngstown - USHL
15 - Konecny, Travis - C - Ottawa - OHL
16 - Merkley, Nick - C - Kelowna - WHL
17 - Chabot, Thomas - LD - Saint John - QMJHL
18 - Bittner, Paul - LW - Portland - WHL
19 - Zboril, Jakub - LD - Saint John - QMJHL
20 - White, Colin - RW - USA Under18 NTDP - USHL
21 - Carlo, Brandon - RD - Tri-City - WHL
22 - Svechnikov, Evgeny - RW - Cape Breton - QMJHL
23 - Greenway, Jordan - LW - USA Under18 NTDP - USHL
24 - Bracco, Jeremy - RW - USA Under18 NTDP - USHL
25 - Harkins, Jansen - C/LW - Prince George - WHL
26 - Roy, Jeremy -RD - Sherbrooke - QMJHL
27 - Boeser, Brock - C - Waterloo - USHL
28 - Meloche, Nicolas - RD - Baie-Comeau - QMJHL
29 - Carlsson, Gabriel - LD - Linkoping - SweJE
30 - Ek Eriksson, Joel - C - Farjestad - SweJE
McDavid (#1), Eichel (#2), Crouse (#3), Hanifin (#4) and Rantanen (#5) maintain the top five rankings in ISS Hockey’s release of its February ISS Top 30. Portland Winterhawks left winger Paul Bittner rises 12 positions to #18, and Saint John Seadogs defenseman Jakub Zboril follows suit to #19. Halifax Mooseheads Swiss player Timo Meier enters the ISS Top 30 at #13, making him the biggest gainer in ISS Hockey February rankings.
"Meier is a natural goal scorer, that goes to tough areas and is not afraid to drive the net hard”, says ISS Hockey Director of Scouting Dennis MacInnis. “His knack for anticipating loose pucks and forcing turnovers make him a potential steal in this year’s draft.”
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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