2013 ISS Draft Rankings: U18 tournament brings few changes to the top 30
The 2013 U18 World Junior Championship has come and gone, but it had little effect on the upper ranks of ISS Hockey's May ranking of the 2013 NHL Draft prospects.
The most obvious change among the top 10 prospects is the drop from #2 to #4 of Russian forward Valeri Nichushkin. Nichushkin played in all but one game for Russia at the U18, where he finished tied for 10th among tournament scorers. The big Russian showed flashes of the great talent that many scouts believe he possesses, but it was not on display on a consistent basis at this tournament.… read more