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ISS Final Draft Rankings


As junior season’s continue to wind down, the draft lottery is now complete and the draft is coming quick, The International Scout Services have released their final draft rankings ahead of the draft. The ISS final rankings are following the CSS rankings released roughly a month ago.

The ISS’ rankings differ slightly from the Central Scouting ranks, with Sam Reinhart overtaking Sam Bennet for the number one slot. Aaron Ekblad stays pack in the second spot, while Bennett falls to fourth. In third is Michael Dal Colle who jumps up from 5th in the CSS rankings and fifth ranks Willie Nylander. Leon Draisaitl falls out of the top five.

Here’s how the top 30 breakdown;

  1.  Reinhart Sam – C – Kootenay – WHL
  2.  Ekblad, Aaron – RD – Barrie – OHL
  3.  Dal Colle, Michael – C – Oshawa – OHL
  4.  Bennett, Sam – LW – Kingston – OHL
  5.  Nylander, Willie – C – Modo – SweE
  6.  Draisaitl, Leon – C – Prince Albert – WHL
  7.  Perlini, Brendan – LW – Niagara – OHL
  8.  Tuch, Alex – RW – USA Under18 – NTDP
  9.  Ritchie, Nicholas – LW – Peterborough – OHL
  10.  Virtanen, Jake – LW – Calgary – WHL
  11.  Ehlers, Nikolaj – LW – Halifax – QMJHL
  12.  Fleury, Haydn – LD – Red Deer – WHL
  13.  Kapanen, Kasperi – RW – Kuopio – FinE
  14.  Larkin, Dylan – LW – USA Under18 – NTDP
  15.  McCann, Jared – C – S.S. Marie – OHL
  16.  Fabbri, Robby – C – Guelph – OHL
  17.  Ho-Sang, Joshua – RW – Windsor – OHL
  18.  Milano, Sonny – LW – USA Under18 – NTDP
  19.  Barbashev, Ivan – C – Moncton – QMJHL
  20.  McKeown, Roland – RD – Kingston – OHL
  21.  Schmaltz, Nick – RW – Green Bay – USHL
  22.  MacInnis, Ryan – LW – Kitchener – OHL
  23.  Kempe, Adrian – C – Modo – SweJE
  24.  Bleackley, Conner – C/RW – Red Deer – WHL
  25.  Scherbak, Nikita – LW – Saskatoon – WHL
  26.  Goldobin, Nikolay – RW – Sarnia – OHL
  27.  Karlsson, Anton – LW – Frolunda – SweJE
  28.  Fiala, Kevin – LW – HV71 – SweJE
  29.  Kamenev,Vladislav – C- Magnitogorsk – RusJr
  30.  Smith, Hunter – RW- Oshawa – OHL

The 2014 NHL draft will go down at the end of June and the Florida Panthers retain the top pick. Will either of the top ranked forwards go number one or will the defenceman sneak into the top spot when the Panthers pick?

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