ISS Top 30 2010 prospects, November

By Int'l Scouting Services

Name Pos Birthdate S/C Ht. Wt. Team League
1 HALL, Taylor  LW 14-Nov-91 L 6.01 185 Windsor OHL
2 SEGUIN, Tyler  C 31-Jan-92 R 6.01 186 Plymouth OHL
3 FOWLER, Cam  LD 5-Dec-91 L 6.02 190 Windsor OHL
4 KABANOV, Kirill LW 16-Jul-92 R 6.03 176 Moncton QMJHL
5 GORMLEY, Brandon  LD 18-Feb-92 L 6.01 175 Moncton QMJHL
6 CONNOLLY, Brett  LW 2-May-92 R 6.02 181 Prince George WHL
7 GUDBRANSON, Erik  RD 7-Jan-92 R 6.03 199 Kingston OHL
8 GRANLUND, Mikael LW 2/26/1992 L 5.10 176 HIFK FinE
9 TARASENKO, Vladimir F 12/13/1991 L 5.10 167 Sibir KHL
10 MCFARLAND, John  LW 2-Apr-92 R 6.01 195 Sudbury OHL
11 PYSYK, Mark  RD 11-Jan-92 R 6.01 175 Edmonton WHL
12 HISHON, Joey  C 20-Oct-91 L 5.10 190 Owen Sound OHL
13 FORBORT, Derek LD 3/4/1992 L 6.04.5 198 U18 USHL
14 HOWDEN, Quinton  LW 12-Jan-92 L 6.03 183 Moose Jaw WHL
15 SHEAHAN, Riley  C 12/7/1991 L 6.02 195 NDU CCHA
16 TINORDI, Jarred LD 2/20/1992 L 6.05.5 205 U18 USHL
17 BURMISTROV, Alex  C 21-Oct-91 R 6.00 170 Barrie OHL
18 WATSON, Austin  RW 13-Jan-92 R 6.03 177 Windsor OHL
19 GALIEV, Stanislav  C 17-Jan-92 R 6.01 182 Saint John QMJHL
20 SKINNER, Jeffrey  C 16-May-92 L 5.10 182 Kitchener OHL
21 KUZNETSOV, Evgeny F 5/19/1992 L 6.00 174 Meche RUSU
22 NIEDERREITER, Nino LW 8-Sep-92 L 6.02 203 Portland WHL
23 ETEM, Emerson C 6-Jun-92 R 6.00 194 Medicine Hat WHL
24 JOHANSEN, Ryan C 31-Jul-92 R 6.03 188 Portland WHL
25 MERRILL, Jonathan LD 2/3/1992 L *6.03.25 198 U18 USHL
26 PULKKINEN, Teemu C 1/2/1992 R 5.11 176 Joker FinE
27 BJUGSTAD, Nick W 7/17/1992 R 6.03.75 188 Blain MN-HS
28 ZUCKER, Jason LW 1/16/1992 L 5.10.5 174 U18 USHL
29 KITSYN, Maxim C 12/24/1991 R 6.03 194 Metal KHL
30 KUHNHACKL, Tom F 1/21/1992 L 6.01 180 Lands GerJr

RISING & FALLING FOR 2010 NHL DRAFT

RISING

Mathieu Corbeil-Theriault, G — Halifax Mooseheads
Height: 6.05.7 Weight: 186
Corbeil has had four outstanding games in a row for the last-place Halifax Mooseheads, three have been wins where he was named the first star of the game. Seems to be turning corner; positioning is better, battling, better rebound control, and flashing a quick glove.

Sawyer Hannay, RD — Halifax Mooseheads
Height: 6.04 Weight: 190
Tough and respected. Word is already circulating that there is a new heavyweight champ in the QMJHL after young Hannay went toe-to-toe with Ashton Bernard in Cape Breton. Not afraid of anybody. Team-first guy. Teammates love him. Any NHL team selecting after the fifth or sixth round looking for character will find it in aces with this kid.

Steven Shipley, C — Owen Sound
Height: 6’02” Weight: 204
There is a great deal of pressure on this young man to carry this team. During a recent road trip, Owen Sound was without Joey Hishon and struggled. Shipley has all the skills to be a premier player in the OHL and a top prospect for the 2010 NHL draft. He skates well, has good vision and drives to the net.

Troy Rutkowski, RD – – Portland Winterhawks
Height: 6’01.5” Weight: 208
The mobile and offensive minded Rutkowski has started off the year on fire and it has definitely fueled Portland’s revival in the WHL’s U.S. division. It is no coincidence that both Rutkowski and teammate Brad Ross appear on the rising report as the Winterhawks are loaded with young talent that is meshing very well and is primed to take the team even higher in the standings.

Brad Ross, LW –- Portland Winterhawks
Height: 5’11.3” Weight: 181
Ross finally has the insulation he needs to show off his rugged, board-dominating style. The Winterhawks retooled and drafted some strong talent, which has allowed the aggressive Ross to play the style of game he likes the most — rough. A good physical presence, Ross can also score and create space with the puck. His development as a power forward is coming along nicely and ISS fully expects him to further progress into a top-tier prospect.

Brock Nelson, C – - Warroad HS
Height: 6’02.5” Weight: 205
Nelson has all-around high-end skills. Has good vision and puck decision skills when pressured. Knows when to pass and when to eat the puck in critical areas and can make solid passes to open areas to guys moving. Will be a very highly-regarded player as the year moves on. He gets better every time we see him play.

Christian Thomas, RW – Oshawa Generals
Height: 5.09 Weight: 162
Despite his small size, he is able to get things done. He has the work ethic that his father did. He competes very hard, is aggressive and gets in on the forecheck. He also has the ability to find the seams in the offensive zone and create scoring.

Devante Smith-Pelly, RW — Mississauga
Height: 5.11.5 Weight: 214
Quickly becoming a fan favorite. Has seen his stock rise with tremendous offensive start, leading the Majors in scoring with 23 pts in 20 games. He skates very well and his speed allows him an opportunity to get in deep on the forecheck. He competes very hard and takes care of his defensive responsibilities.

Antonin Honejsek, LW — Moose Jaw
Height: 6’0” Weight: 180
Moose Jaw’s early success this year can be attributed to having secondary scoring options such as Honejsek, who is a mainstay on the half boards on their second power-play unit so far this year. There is a lot of potential for Honejsek to explode offensively, so keep on eye, his stock may
fluctuate as the season goes on.

FALLING

Jordan Escott, LW — PEI Rocket
Height: 6.0 Weight: 168
Escott seems disinterested at times during the game. He can sometimes be out of position due to lack of effort. Could implicate himself more physically. He needs a lot more desperation, grit and speed in his game if he ever wants to think about going pro.

JT Barnett, LW – Vancouver Giants
Height: 5’11.7” Weight: 191
Barnett could be rising or falling depending on what you may or may not already know about him. For ISS he is falling as he has received quite a bit of hype and has yet to live up to his hype. The 17-year-old son of former Coyotes GM Mike Barnett has put up a solid 20 pointts in 22 games for the Giants and could easily find his name back on the rising side of this report and on NHL draft lists if he can keep up the pace.

Taylor Vause, C – Swift Current Broncos
Height: 5’09” Weight: 173
Expectations were high for Vause this year after a strong end of the season and playoffs last year, but he has not been able to live up to the billing. The small energetic forward was expected to bring some defensive stability and secondary scoring for the Broncos, but so far failed to deliver this season, putting up only 10 points in his first 21 games with a plus/minus rating of -8.