Monday, January 16, 2012

ISS January Rankings

The January 2012 NHL Draft rankings from ISS have been released. Some of the notable topics this month include a new defenceman leading the pack of blueliners in the #4 spot, the London Knights with a pair of players inside the top 15, a Russian playing in the KHL cracks the top 30 and there may be a friendly wager in June between a pair from Dubuque.

1. Mikhail Grigorenko (RW) - Quebec (QMJHL) *-above
2. Nail Yakupov (LW) - Sarnia (OHL)
3. Filip Forsberg (RW) - Leksands (SWE)
4. Jacob Trouba (RD) - US-NDTP (USHL)
5. Ryan Murray (LD) - Everett (WHL)
6. Mathew Dumba (RD) - Red Deer (WHL)
7. Brendan Gaunce (C) - Belleville (OHL)
8. Morgan Rielly (LD) - Moose Jaw (WHL)
9. Griffin Reinhart (LD) - Edmonton (WHL)
10. Olli Maatta (LD) - London (OHL)

11. Cody Ceci (RD) - Ottawa (OHL)
12. Sebatian Collberg (RW) - Vastra (SWE) *-above
13. Andreas Athanasiou (C) - London (OHL)
14. Pontus Aberg (LW) - Djurgarden (SWE)
15. Slater Koekkoek (LD) - Peterborough (OHL)
16. Jarrod Maidens (C) - Owen Sound (OHL)
17. Matthew Finn (LD) - Guelph (OHL)
18. Alex Galchenyuk (RW) - Sarnia (OHL)
19. Radek Faksa (LW) - Kitchener (OHL)
20. Brady Skjei (LD) - US-NTDP (USHL)

21. Derrick Pouliot (D) - Portland (WHL)
22. Tomas Hertl (LW) - Slavia (CZE)
23. Stefan Matteau (LW) - US-NTDP (USHL)
24. Zemgus Girgensons (C) - Dubuque (USHL) *-above
25. Michael Matheson (LD) - Dubuque (USHL)
26. Colton Sissons (C/RW) - Kelowna (WHL)
27. Nicholas Kerdiles (C/LW) - US-NTDP (USHL)
28. Thomas Wilson (RW) - Plymouth (OHL)
29. Anton Slepyshev (LW) - Novokuznetsk (KHL)
30. Ludvig Bystrom (LD) - Modo (SWE)

Get your complete copy of the ISS monthly draft report by visiting their official website.


Ribs said...

Frk not even in the top 30 on this list. How good is this guy? Are his injury problems really serious?

Guy Flaming said...

Frk is back playing and according to Dean, looked really good last Friday during Friday Night Hockey on Sportsnet.

I haven't seen him myself but have been told to think of Tomas Vincour size but better overall skill set.

We'll see, lots of time before the draft still.

Ribs said...

Thanks, Guy. I'll have to keep an eye out for him.