ISS Hockey Releases ISS Top 30 For May, Ranking The Top Prospects For 2014 NHL Draft

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With its May release of the ISS Top 30, ISS Hockey reveals a preview of the final NHL Draft rankings to be published May 30th in the industry leading ISS NHL Draft Guide.

Ranked 8th, Robby Fabbri (Guelph, OHL)

Fabbri is an impact center, and anytime he has the puck inside the blue line, it's a scoring chance.

ISS Hockey has released its new monthly rankings of the top prospects eligible for the 2014 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.

The industry leading ISS NHL Draft Guide will be published on May 30, 2014, providing detailed scouting profiles of the top 220 prospects and more for the 2014 NHL Draft, to be held on June 27-28, 2014 in Philadelphia. This is the only annual opportunity for fans to “Get What the Pros Use” in advance of the NHL Draft. To order or get more info, go to:

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:


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 - Perlini, Brendan - LW - Niagara - OHL
8 - Fabbri, Robby - C - Guelph - OHL
9 - Ritchie, Nicholas - LW - Peterborough - OHL
10 - Virtanen, Jake - LW - Calgary - WHL
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

This month’s release outlines an unchanged pattern in the top rankings of the ISS Top 30. With one more final release to go, Sam Reinhart, Aaron Ekblad, Michael Dal Colle, Sam Bennett and William Nylander are locked into their respective top 5 rankings for May. Robby Fabbri is the biggest mover, jumping 8 spots from #16 to #8 by impressively leading the Guelph Storm to the OHL championship.

“Fabbri is an impact center, and anytime he has the puck inside the blue line, it’s a scoring chance," comments ISS Hockey Director of Scouting Dennis MacInnis. “He showcased his growth as a player by scoring a bushel of important goals in the OHL playoffs, and he continues to draw lots of attention with his MVP award from the OHL playoffs.”

The full monthly ISS Hockey rankings are available within RinkNet, software technology tailored for the general manager, scout, coach, player agent or super fan that wants in-depth information on prospects for the upcoming NHL and CHL drafts. They are published on the 15th of each month during the hockey season, along with detailed player scouting profiles and game reports. To find out more about RinkNet, please visit

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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