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ISS Hockey releases initial rankings for 2017 draft class

ISS Hockey releases initial rankings for 2017 draft class

International Scouting Services has released their initial rankings for prospects in the 2017 NHL Draft. Take a look at the release below and be sure to follow along here throughout the season for updates, and for coverage of the 2017 NHL Draft.

ISS Hockey Releases ISS Top 30 For October, Initial Rankings of Top Prospects For 2017 NHL Draft

In preparation for the NHL season starting next week, ISS Hockey releases its initial rankings for the 2017 NHL Draft. Brandon Wheat Kings centre Nolan Patrick starts the season at the #1 rank, with Rogle BK’s right defensemen Timothy Liljegren at #2.

October 05, 2016 [Waterloo, ON] ISS Hockey has released its monthly rankings of the top prospects eligible for the 2017 NHL Draft.

This month’s rankings include the top 100 skaters, along with the top 10 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, which are released on the first Wednesday of every month during the hockey season. An interactive page where the ISS Top 30 can be viewed, sorted, commented on, and where users can interact with our scouts is available at:

ISS Oct 2016

Franchise centre who does everything well…that is just one key element that our elite ISS Scouting staff has labelled on #1 rank Nolan Patrick of the Brandon Wheat Kings. Patrick can beat players off the rush or make plays with his teammates. He is unselfish and has akiller instinct at the net. ISS ranked Timothy Liljegren at #2 owns elite defensive skills and is an excellent skater. Rounding out the ISS

Top 3 is Windsor Spitfires centre Gabe Vilardi, who is a consistent and smart player that has excelled at protecting and controlling the puck down low.

“Patrick is an elite talent”, says ISS Hockey Director of Scouting Dennis MacInnis. “He has pro level instincts when creating separation from defenders and making his teammates better when putting plays in motion.”

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

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 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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