ISS Draft Rankings: Reinhart holding steady as top prospect in December rankings

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Sam Reinhart - Team WHL

Photo: This month’s top prospect in the ISS Hockey rankings, Kootenay Ice center and 2014 prospect Sam Reinhart, captained the WHL squad that took part in the 2013 Subway Super Series (courtesy of Derek Leung/Getty Images)

No news is good news if you're Kootenay Ice center Sam Reinhart, at least when it comes to the ISS Hockey December rankings for the 2014 NHL Draft. Reinhart is holding steady as the top-ranked prospect for the coming year's draft, a position he has held in these rankings for the four releases that ISS Hockey has produced in the 2013 portion of this season.

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McCann steps into scoring role for Greyhounds

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Jared McCann - Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds

Photo: Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds forward and 2014 prospect Jared McCann has rebounded nicely from a concussion sustained in the 2013 OHL playoffs as he is now scoring at a better than point-per-game pace (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

After a sterling rookie regular season last year, you could forgive Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds forward Jared McCann for expecting more of the same as the playoffs began. But his very first playoff contest came to an abrupt end, knocked out of the playoffs due to a concussion suffered as a result of an open-ice hit by Owen Sound’s Cameron Brace.

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Driven Anderson brings power to Knights offense

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Josh Anderson - London Knights

Photo: London Knights forward and Columbus Blue Jackets prospect Josh Anderson will be traveling to Toronto this weekend to take part in Team Canada’s selection camp for the 2014 World Junior Championship (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

At one point, no OHL team wanted Josh Anderson to pull their sweater over his head. But that day of disappointment is long in the rear-view mirror as the London Knights' 6’2" power forward has driven himself to becoming not only an NHL draft pick, but also on the short list to don the red and white of Team Canada during the upcoming 2014 World Junior Championship.

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Spitfires’ trades provide leadership opportunity for Vail

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Brady Vail - Windsor Spitfires

Photo: Windsor Spitfires forward and Montreal Canadiens prospect Brady Vail has been scoring at a better than point-per-game average so far in in the 2013-14 season (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

For Montreal Canadiens prospect Brady Vail, working on his future team’s goals, has meshed perfectly with the needs of his present squad. But after a major trade in the OHL, Vail said he believes that his role on the Windsor Spitfires may have to change.

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Clarke shaking off the rust in return to Battalion lineup

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Blake Clarke - North Bay Battalion

Photo: North Bay Battalion forward and 2014 prospect Blake Clarke is returning to the Battalion lineup after an injury at the 2013 All-American Prospects Game (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

 

Now that his shoulder is a self-professed 100 per cent, North Bay Battalion forward Blake Clarke is ready to press it firmly to the grindstone — the first step in forging what he hopes will be a successful NHL career that starts with a first-round selection in the 2014 NHL Draft.

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