Our friends at International Scouting Services have released their Top 30 Prospects for October. While there isn’t much of a surprise for the top two positions (Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel), it’s still interesting to see who rounds out the rest of the list.

Later this fall, we’ll have the opportunity to see a few of these players in action as part of another epic Ontario Hockey League trip. From October 30 through November 2, we’ll be watching five games in four days. That’s right, an OHL double header.

Games to be seen:

Plymouth Whalers at Erie Otters (Connor McDavid, Dylan Strome)

Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds at London Knights (Mitchel Marner)

Sudbury Wolves at Niagara Ice Dogs (Graham Knott)

Barrie Colts at Peterborough Petes (Matthew Spencer)

Belleville Bulls at Oshawa Generals.


Official release:

ISS Hockey Releases ISS Top 30 For October, Initial Rankings Of Top Prospects For 2015 NHL Draft

With the NHL season about to begin, ISS Hockey releases its initial rankings for the 2015 NHL Draft. Erie Center ConnorMcDavid starts the season at the #1 rank, with Boston University Center Jack Eichel at #2.

October 01, 2014 [Guelph, ON] ISS Hockey has released its initial monthly rankings of the top prospects eligible for the 2015 NHLDraft. 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 Oct 2014


ISS Goalies Oct 2014


Explosive. Dynamic. Dangerous…those are just some of the key indicators our elite ISS scouting staff have labelled on #1 ranked Connor McDavid. McDavid is an impressive skater with tremendous puck skills, these qualities compliment this smart hockey player. ISS #2 ranked Jack Eichel has creativity, skating edges and agility which make him lethal in the offensive rush. Rounding out the ISStop 3 is Boston College defenseman Noah Hanifin, who is a solid defender and a tough go around.

“Connor McDavid has incredible vision and playmaking ability”, says ISS Hockey Director of Scouting Dennis MacInnis. “Having the chance to scout Sidney Crosby at the same age, McDavid is even more impressive, true superstar potential.”

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