2016 NHL Draft: No change at top of ISS draft rankings for November

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Matthew Tkachuk - London Knights

Photo: London Knights forward and 2016 prospect Matthew Tkachuk has made an easy transition to the OHL as he is currently ranked third in scoring for 2015-16 (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

No news is good news for the players sitting atop ISS Hockey’s November ranking of the top 30 prospects available for the 2016 NHL Draft. There is no change among the top 5 players from last month’s ranking, with Auston Matthews standing steady as the top prospect. Read more»

2016 NHL Draft: Matthews begins season as top prospect in ISS Hockey rankings

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Jakob Chychrun - Sarnia Sting

Photo: Sarnia Sting defenseman and 2016 prospect Jakob Chychrun is considered to be the top defensive prospect available for the 2016 NHL Draft (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

He missed being eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft by two days, but that may have been to Auston Matthews benefit as he enters the 2015-16 season as the top-ranked prospect for the 2016 NHL Draft according to ISS Hockey. Read more»

2015 Prospect Tournaments: Blues’ third rounder Parayko now a difficult player to miss

by Sean Shapiro
Colton Parayko - Chicago Wolves

Photo: St. Louis Blues defensive prospect Colton Parayko joined the Chicago Wolves after completing his junior season at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, posting four goals and seven points in 17 AHL games (courtesy of the Chicago Wolves)

It’s hard to miss Colton Parayko. There aren’t many 6-foot-5 human beings in the world.

There are even less that can skate with smooth precision and have innate sense of positioning on the ice. Read more»

(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Tyson Jost, Canada

by Chapin Landvogt
Tyson Jost - Team Canada - 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament

Photo: Team Canada forward Tyson Jost competed for the Penticton Vees of the BCHL in 2014-15, posting 23 goals and 22 assists in 46 games, and another 10 goals and 14 points in 21 postseason games (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

Team Canada netted 23 goals over the course of the fives games the team played at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. Fourteen different players netted at least one goal for Canada in their run to yet another gold medal at this event, a testament to the balanced attack that was on display in Breclav this past week. Read more»

(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Pierre-Luc Dubois, Canada

by Chapin Landvogt
Team Canada - Gold Medal Game - 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament

Photo: Team Canada poses for the traditional team shot after they defeated Sweden 7-3 to win the gold medal game at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

If it’s early August, it must mean another golden moment for Team Canada at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. The Canadians rode a four-goal first period to a 7-3 win over Sweden at the 2015 edition of this U18 tournament, their eighth consecutive gold medal at this event. Read more»

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