ISS Hockey Releases Top 31 for October, Rankings of Top Prospects for 2019 NHL Draft

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With the 2018/19 hockey season underway, Jack Hughes tops the list as the #1 draft prospect in our initial ISS Top 31.

Jack Hughes, currently ranked the top prospect for the 2019 draft by ISS Hockey.

ISS Hockey has released its new monthly rankings of the top prospects eligible for the 2019 NHL Draft. The rankings have been created and compiled by our worldwide network of scouts.

Below is the ISS Top 31, highlighting the rankings for the top 31 skater and top 2 goalie prospects, which is released on the first Wednesday of every month during the hockey season. An interactive page where the ISS Top 31 can be viewed, sorted, and commented on, and where users can interact with our scouts, can be viewed at: isshockey.com/iss-top-31

1 - Hughes, Jack - C - USA U18 - NTDP
2 - Kakko, Kaapo - RW - TPS Turku - FinE
3 - Cozens, Dylan - C - Lethbridge - WHL
4 - Turcotte, Alex - C - USA U18 - NTDP
5 - Dach, Kirby - C - Saskatoon - WHL
6 - Podkolzin, Vasily - LW - St. Peterburg SKA-194 - MHL
7 - Byram, Bowen - D - Vancouver - WHL
8 - Broberg. Philip - D - AIK - SweJE
9 - Newhook, Alex - C - Victoria - BCHL
10 - Lavoie, Raphael - C - Halifax - QMJHL
11 - Krebs, Peyton - LW - Kootenay - WHL
12 - Suzuki, Ryan - C - Barrie - OHL
13 - York, Cam - D - USA U18 - NTDP
14 - Williams, Josh - RW - Medicine Hat - WHL
15 - Guskov, Matvei - C - London - OHL
16 - Robertson, Matthew - D - Edmonton - WHL
17 - Boldy, Matthew - C - USA U18 - NTDP
18 - Soderstrom, Victor - D - Brynas - Swe18
19 - Vlasic, Alex - D - USA U18 - NTDP
20 - Vukojevic, Michael - D - Kitchener - OHL
21 - Caufield, Cole - C - USA U18 - NTDP
22 - Nikolayev, Ilya - C - Loko-Junior - MHL
23 - Poulin, Samuel - LW - Sherbrooke - QMJHL
24 - McCarthy, Case - D - USA U18 - NTDP
25 - Gutik, Daniil - RW - Yaroslavl Loko - MHL
26 - Zegras, Trevor - C - USA U18 - NTDP
27 - Robertson, Nicholas - LW - Peterborough - OHL
28 - Bjornfot, Tobias - D - Djurgardens J20 - SweJE
29 - Foote, Nolan - LW - Kelowna - WHL
30 - Korczak, Kaedan - D - Kelowna - WHL
31 - Mironov, Ilya - D - Loko-Junior - MHL

Goalies

1 - Knight, Spencer - G - USA U18 - NTDP
2 - Wolf, Dustin - G - Everett - WHL

American phenom Jack Hughes (USA U18 ) begins the 2018-2019 season comfortably atop ISS Top 31 rankings. ISS Director of Scouting Dennis MacInnis has been very impressed with Hughes’s talents, stating:

“Hughes is a dynamic player with the puck, dangerous whenever he is on the ice and can beat you off the rush or with quickness out of the corner. Plays at top speed and dictates the pace of the game - great feet and edge control. His skating ability, not just north-south, but also east-west is at the NHL level right now and his puck handling and creativity are elite.”

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: https://www.hockeytech.com/league-team-operations/

About ISS Hockey
ISS Hockey (International Scouting Services) is the world’s leading independent hockey scouting organization. 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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