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ISS Hockey Post World Jr's

by Dave Smith | January 10, 2018, 11:54 AM ET

  ISS Top 31 For January  Ranking The Top Prospects For The 2018 NHL Draft   With a strong World Junior Championship from many draft eligible players in the books, we now look to 2018 to see which prospects can continue to improve their draft stock 

ISS #1 ranked Rasmus Dahlin (Vastra Frolunda, SweE) ISS Hockey has released its new monthly rankings of the top prospects eligible for the 2018 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 prospects:  

Rank Player Position Team League

1 Dahlin, Rasmus LD Vastra Frolunda SweE

2 Tkachuk, Brady C Boston U. H.E

3 Svechnikov, Andrei RW/C Barrie OHL

4 Zadina, Filip RW Halifax QMJHL

5 Wahlstrom, Olvier C USA U18 NTDP

6 Bouchard, Evan RD London OHL

7 Hughes, Quinn LD U. of Michigan Big Ten

8 Boqvist, Adam LD Brynas IF Jr. SweJE

9 Kupari, Rasmus C Karpat Oulu FinE

10 Smith, Ty LD Spokane WHL

11 Lundestrom, Isac C Lulea HF SweE

12 Veleno, Joseph C Saint John QMJHL

13 Wilde, Bode RD USA U18 NTDP

14 Farabee, Joel LW USA U18 NTDP

15 Hayton, Barrett C Sault Ste. Marie OHL

16 McIsaac, Jared LD Halifax QMJHL

17 Denisenko, Grigori LW Yaroslavl Loko RusJr

I18 Thomas, Akil C Niagara OHL

19 McLeod, Ryan C Mississauga OHL

20 Dobson, Noah RD Acadie-Bathurst QMJHL

21 Groulx, Benoit-Olivier C Halifax QMJHL

22 Alexeyev, Alexander RD Red Deer WHL

23 Merkley, Ryan RD Guelph OHL

24 Kaut, Martin RW Pardubice CzeE

25 Kotkaniemi, Jesperi C Assat FinE

26 Woo, Jett RD Moose Jaw WHL

27 Sutter, Riley RW Everett WHL

28 McBain, Jack LW Toronto OJHL

29 Tychonick, Jonathan LD Penticton BCHL

30 Ginning, Adam RD Linkoping HC SweE

31 Noel, Serron RW Oshawa OHL Goalies        

1 Ingham, Jacob G Mississauga OHL

2 Rodrigue, Olivier G Drummondville QMJHL  

If there were any doubts about Rasmus Dahlin coming into the World Junior Championship, they were all but erased by his spectacular performance at the tournament. The draft eligible defenceman had 6 points in 7 games, and was named the tournament’s best defenceman. He showcased his dazzling skating and offensive abilities every game, regularly rushing the puck up ice and dancing through opponents to create scoring chances.   “Dahlin’s performance not only solidified his #1 ranking, he separated himself from everyone else”, said ISS Director of Scouting Dennis MacInnis. “Dahlin showed the ability to be a difference maker in each and every game he played. When he has the puck on his stick, he is one of the most electric players in this age group”.


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