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

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In the April 15th release of the ISS Top 30, the top 6 players remain the same from March, with Sasha Barkov cracking the top 5, pushing Darnell Nurse to #6. London Knights center Bo Horvat is big mover, cracking the top 10, rising from his #24 ranking in March.

Bo Horvat, London Knights (courtesy of OHL Network)

Bo Horvat is London's most complete player and has clear leadership qualities, leading by example.

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 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. 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 - Jones, Seth - RD - Portland - WHL
2 - Nichushkin, Valery - LW - Chelyabinsk Traktor - KHL
3 - MacKinnon, Nathan - C - Halifax - QMJHL
4 - Drouin, Jonathan - LW - Halifax - QMJHL
5 - Barkov, Sasha - C - Tappara - FinE
6 - Nurse, Darnell - LD - S.S. Marie - OHL
7 - Zadorov, Nikita - LD - London - OHL
8 - Lindholm, Elias - C - Brynas - SweE
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 - Zykov, Valentin - RW - Baie-Comeau - QMJHL
17 - Rychel, Kerby - LW - Windsor - OHL
18 - Burakowsky, Andre - LW - Malmo - SweAl
19 - Morrissey, Joshua - LD - Prince Albert - WHL
20 - Gauthier, Frederik - C - Rimouski - QMJHL
21 - Compher, JT - C - USA Under18 - NTDP
22 - Santini, Steve - RD - USA Under18 - NTDP
23 - Hagg, Robert - RD - Modo - SweJE
24 - Dickinson, Jason - LW - Guelph - OHL
25 - Mantha, Anthony - LW - Val-d'Or - QMJHL
26 - Domi, Max - C - London - OHL
27 - Bowey, Madison - RD - Kelowna - WHL
28 - Hartman, Ryan - RW - Plymouth - OHL
29 - Petan, Nic - C - Portland - WHL
30 - Bigras, Chris - LD - Owen Sound - OHL

London Knights center Bo Horvat is a big mover this month, cracking the top 10, rising 14 positions from #24 in March.

"Bo Horvat is London's most complete player and has clear leadership qualities, leading by example”, says ISS Hockey Director of Scouting Dennis MacInnis. “He kills penalties, centers the first powerplay unit, is unselfish with the puck, does not cheat in his own end, plays physically, and gives an honest effort every night with undeniable work ethic.” Summarizes MacInnis, “Horvat has absolute power and explosive legs".

The monthly ISS Hockey rankings are included in the company’s Monthly Scouting Report, which is tailored for the general manager, scout, coach, agent or superfan that wants in-depth information on prospects for the upcoming NHL and CHL drafts. Rankings, player profiles, spotlights, tournament reports and news and notes from the world of hockey are published on the 15th of each month from October through June. For more info, visit:

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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