ISS Top 30 2008 prospects for May

By Int'l Scouting Services


Name Pos Birth Date S/C Ht. Wt. Team League

1 Stamkos, Steven  C 2/7/90 R 5.11.7 176 Sarnia OHL
2 Filatov, Nikita  LW 5/25/90 R 6.00 172 Moscow CSKA-2 RusDi
3 Bogosian, Zach  RD 7/15/90 R 6.02 197 Peterborough OHL
4 Doughty, Drew  RD 12/8/89 R 6.00.5 219 Guelph OHL
5 Pietrangelo, Alex  RD 1/18/90 R 6.03.2 206 Niagara OHL
6 Schenn, Luke  RD 11/2/89 R 6.02.2 216 Kelowna WHL
7 Boedker, Mikkel  LW 12/16/89 L 5.11.2 195 Kitchener OHL
8 Wilson, Colin (Fr.)  C 10/20/89 L 6.01 215 Boston Univ H.E.
9 Hodgson, Cody  C 2/18/90 R 5.11.5 185 Brampton OHL
10 Sbisa, Luca  LD 1/30/90 L 6.01.7 190 Lethbridge WHL
11 Bailey, Joshua  C 10/2/89 L 6.00.5 188 Windsor OHL
12 Boychuk, Zac  C 10/4/89 L 5.09.5 175 Lethbridge WHL
13 Beach, Kyle  C 1/13/90 R 6.03 203 Everett WHL
14 Tedenby, Mattias  LW 2/21/90 L 5.10 176 HV71 SweJE
15 Myers, Tyler  RD 2/1/90 R 6.07.2 204 Kelowna WHL
16 Petrov, Kirill  LW 4/13/90 L 6.03 198 Kazan RusDi
17 Teubert, Colten  RD 3/8/90 R 6.03.5 185 Regina WHL
18 Del Zotto, Michael  LD 6/24/90 L 5.11.7 211 Oshawa OHL
19 Robak, Colby  LD 4/24/90 L 6.03 194 Brandon WHL
20 Dalpe, Zac  C 11/1/89 R 6.00.5 170 Penticton BCHL
21 Carlson, John  RD 1/10/90 R 6.02.2 212 Indiana USHL
22 Karlsson, Erik  RD 5/31/90 R 5.11 165 V. Frolunda SweJE
23 Colborne, Joe  LW 1/30/90 L 6.05 190 Camrose AJHL
24 Grachev, Evgeny  C 2/21/90 R 6.03 202 Yaroslavl RusDi
25 Deschamps, Nicolas C 1/6/90 L 6.00.2 173 Chicoutimi QMJHL
26 Nemisz, Greg  C 6/5/90 R 6.03 197 Windsor OHL
27 Toews, David  LW 6/7/90 R 5.10 175 Shattuck-St. MN-HS
28 Ness, Aaron  LD 5/18/90 L 5.09.5 157 Roseau MN-HS
29 Gardiner, Jake  LD 7/4/90 L 6.00.5 173 Minnetonka MN-HS
30 Eberle, Jordan  C 5/15/90 R 5.10 174 Regina WHL

RISING

Jake Allen, G
St. John’s Fog Devils (QMJHL)
Height: 6.01.5 Weight: 175
Allen was unbelievable during the IIHF World Under-18 Hockey Championships in Kazan, Russia. Allen, of Fredericton, N.B., led the tournament with a 94.79 save% and a 1.43 GAA. Not to mention was voted Best Goalkeeper and tournament MVP. He challenges the shooter, stays on his feet as long as possible and he does a great job in controlling rebounds. Allen has a huge upside and his play on the international scene this year has greatly improved his draft stock by proving his capability of playing against top competition.

Dustin Tokarski, G
Spokane Chiefs (WHL)
Height: 5.11 Weight: 185
Has been quietly moving up ISS rankings all season and has taken his game to another level in the playoffs, helping Spokane to the WHL Championship. Spokane’s last line of defense led the league with a 1.38 GAA and .944 save percentage in the playoffs. When under heavy pressure and facing lots of traffic, he remains very calm and cool.

Mike Murphy, G
Belleville Bulls – OHL
Height: 5.11 Weight: 161
Murphy went undrafted in the 2007 NHL Draft, however, he will get serious consideration in 2008 after a spectacular season with the Bulls where he was selected OHL Goalie of the Year. Murphy posted a record of 36-7-3-1 with a league-best 2.24 GAA and .929 save percentage to go along with three shutouts in 49 games. A quick goalie who is able to get up and down and moves side to side effectively, he looks a little bit bigger than listed.

Nicolas Deschamps. C
Chicoutimi
Height: 6.00 Weight: 173
Once again impressed ISS scouts with his strong performance at World Under-18 Hockey
Championships. Deschamps started slow and got better as season progressed; ultimately became one of Chicoutimi’s most dangerous offensive players, seemed to gain confidence with every game. Finished the year second in team scoring with 67 points.

Mark Borowiecki, D
Smiths Falls Bears
Height: 6.00.7 Weight: 185
Draft sleeper! Selected as Top Defenseman in the CJHL during 2007-08, this left-handed defenseman is a physical force on the ice each shift. With exceptional upper body strength, he plays tough in all areas of the ice – very physical along the boards. With good speed and agility has the ability to rush the puck and beat defenders. Can pivot both ways very well and
closes on speedy forwards. Signed to a scholarship at Clarkson beginning in September 2008.

Ilmari Pitkanen, LW
Jokerit Helsinki B
Height: 6.00 Weight: 190
Prototypical power forward who possesses better then average hands/puck skills and generally reads the plays well. This young man is very consistent and played his best game against Canada. He works extremely hard every shift on the ice and carries himself with a great deal of class. Pitkanen is difficult to contain down low, good cycling forward, and plays with a lot of energy. Does a good job of going to the net hard without the puck creating lots of traffic for the goalie to deal with. Overall noticed a big improvement in this player from the start of the season.

Erik Karlsson, D
Vastra Frolunda HC Jr.
Height: 5.11 Weight: 165
Karlsson was very impressive throughout the event with his poise and his general control of the game. He has excellent puck skills and makes the right play most of the time. Also he has displayed the ability to get his shot through on the power play. Although he was not flashy and may have slid under scouts’ radars, he has a very bright future. Karlsson has excellent offensive upside and is a great shutdown defender also.

Nick Tremblay, LW
Smiths Falls Bears
Height: 5.10.5 Weight: 190
This good skating winger was Bears’ go-to guy in the offensive zone and selected as CJHL MVP, league scoring champion, and nominated for Canadian Junior A Player of the year. Will attend Clarkson in September 2008 on a full scholarship. His good speed and great
acceleration make it difficult for defenders to contain him.

Toni Ritter, RW
Germany
Height: 6.03 Weight: 196
Power forward type. Gets open in good shooting positions. Good shot. Accuracy needs to improve. Good size. We really liked this player, he was the only German player who could match up physically with the Americans. Could be a really great darkhorse prospect.
Ritter brings a good mix of size and intensity with a very good game sense. He was very impressive.

FALLING

Lukas Stoop, D
Davos HC
Height: 6.01 Weight: 187
Was somewhat disappointed with overall play at the U-18 tournament as we expected a little bit more. He lacks defensive zone consistency and needs to improve decision-making from own end. Very inconsistent, tried to do too much on his own. Still shows tremendous potential, but really needs some support and better defensive focus with the puck. Still has much more upside than downside.