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

#1 ranked Goalie Thatcher Demko catches eyes of ISS Hockey for 3rd straight month; Aaron Ekblad remains #1 ranking of ISS Top 30 March Release. 

Our friends at ISS Hockey have released their latest top 30 in prospects for the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Although this draft is not considered as deep as the 2015 class, it’s always good to keep an eye on these top prospects. Make sure to visit and follow them on Twitter @ISSHockey for more information.

March 14, 2014 [Guelph, ON] 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.

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:

ISS March 2014


ISS Top Goalies March 2014

The top 5 player rankings remain unchanged from last month’s ISS Top 30. Aaron Ekblad, Sam Reinhart, Sam Bennett, Michael Dal Colle and William Nylander, respectively maintain the top 5 positions. Demko Thatcher remains as the #1 ranked goalie for the third month in a row.

Thatcher Demko in goal - Courtesy USNTDP

Thatcher Demko in goal – Courtesy USNTDP

“Thatcher Demko is a big/athletic goaltender, technically very sound and his athleticism and side to side explosiveness are off the charts”, comments ISS Hockey Director of Scouting Dennis MacInnis. “Demko has earned the starters job after spending the first half of the season in rotation, which for a freshman is quite impressive.”

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 approximately 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) 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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