2013 ISS Draft Rankings: Jones moves into first overall position in January rankings
Although a NHL Draft prospect's standing isn't ultimately decided by performances in one game or at one event, certain games and events can provide a sudden jolt to a player's rating in either a positive or negative manner.
Such is the case for draft prospects playing at the 2013 U-20 World Junior Championship, a tournament won by the USA in an impressive fashion. And not surprisingly, a pair of 2013 prospects from that team received a boost in their draft rankings following this tournament.
The most high-profile of the two movers is Portland Winterhawks defenseman Seth Jones, a player that had been regarded as the second-best prospect for this year's draft since the ratings were first released in the fall.… read more