ISS Draft Rankings: Ekblad takes over ISS top spot while Bennett tops CSS rankings
For the NHL Draft prospect junkie, January is a particularly interesting month given the information available and events that take place. On the event side, the World Junior Championship wraps up in early January, while the BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game normally takes place at mid-month (and in fact is taking place tomorrow night).
But the information available is just as enticing since the horse race for the top spot becomes a little more clear moving into the season's second half. The most anticipated information released is the midterm draft rankings from the NHL's Central Scouting Services (CSS). While CSS does release other ranking information prior to the midterm release, the midterm rankings is the first release that lumps players from different leagues into one, more cohesive listing – two listings, actually, since the rankings are split up between North America and Europe.… read more