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01-27-2013, 11:31 AM
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arsmaster*
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So I read these ranking during the U-17, and since I don't have a subscription to ISS, this is the only insight I had onto the ISS rankings for 2014. So these were only for players that participated in the U-17. Here is the link: http://www.hockeycanada.ca/index.php.../ss_id/189999/

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TOP 5 FORWARDS (NOV. 2012 ISS RANKINGS IN PARENTHESES)

Jake Virtanen – Pacific (No. 3)
power forward … powerful stride … dominant puck possession player … good physical play … gets the puck to the net effectively … mature beyond his years … tremendous leadership qualities … uses teammates well

Joshua Ho-Sang – Ontario (No. 7)
dynamic player … can beat defenders one-on-one … offensive-minded forward … great quickness in hands and feet … pure, natural goal scorer … can be a difference maker … has ability to lift fans from their seats

Michael Dal Colle – Ontario (No. 8)
high end offensive skills … exceptional hands … tremendous vision … always dangerous when on the ice … jumps on loose pucks quickly … uses size well … very smart … team leader … impressive physical tools

Ilya Zinoviev – Russia (No. 12)
good puck control … smart player … offensive-minded forward … tremendous vision … high hockey IQ … uses edges well to spin off pressure … excellent work ethic … provides leadership … dangerous on penalty kill

Jared McCann – Ontario (No. 15)
solid two-way centre … sniper … quick release … explosive first strides … reaches full speed very quickly … very good hands … excellent offensive awareness … very high compete level … makes plays at top speed

TOP 5 DEFENCEMEN (NOV. 2012 ISS RANKINGS IN PARENTHESES)

Aaron Ekblad – Ontario (No. 1)
total package on the blue-line … understands the game better than most … intelligent in all zones … powerful stride … tremendous poise … outstanding strength … extremely high hockey IQ … makes crisp passes

Roland McKeown – Ontario (No. 4)
smooth skater … very composed … handles the puck and makes plays with poise … very mobile … very good puck-moving instincts … competes at a high level … plays in all situations … possesses a ton of physical tools

Brycen Martin – Pacific (No. 6)
offensive-minded defenceman … rarely makes bad decisions with the puck … good point shot … competes at a high level … likes to jump into the rush … very good passer … tremendous power play quarterback

Jordan Thomson – West (No. 9)
offensive defenceman … smooth skater … excellent vision … supremely-skilled passer … can create offence out of nothing … enhanced recovery ability … moves incredibly well … confident with the puck … mature

Jacob Middleton – Ontario (No. 13)
big body … excellent leadership skills … extremely competitive … does not lose many puck battles … good collection of physical tools … very mobile … plays with poise … active stick … takes away time and space well

TOP 3 GOALTENDERS (NOV. 2012 ISS RANKINGS IN PARENTHESES)

Payton Lee – Pacific (No. 1G)
poised and confident goaltender … very good focus … moves well laterally … very quick from post to post … does not let bad goals affect him … reads the play well … enjoys playing in big games … good rebound control

Kaapo Kahkonen – Finland (No. 2G)
butterfly goaltender … calm and composed … exudes confidence … tremendous rebound control … good mobility … very smooth from post to post … quick legs … tracks the puck very well … challenges the shooter

Mason McDonald – Atlantic (No. 4G)
imposing figure in goal … gives very little to the shooter … big and quick …solid fundamentals … plays a calm and composed game … outstanding reflexes and balance … makes good reads … outstanding rebound control

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