ISS Hockey Rates Top Freshmen
2015 NHL Draft prospects Eichel, Hanifin top scouting service's list of top 30 NCAA rookies.

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Dylan Larkin, ranked third among freshmen by ISS Hockey, was the first NCAA player taken in the 2014 NHL Draft.

ISS Hockey, the world's leading independent scouting and information provider on hockey prospects, has named its top 30 freshmen in NCAA hockey, a list topped by 2015 NHL Draft prospects Jack Eichel (Boston University) and Noah Hanifin (Boston College).

ISS Hockey, a division of HockeyTech, featured 16 schools in its top-30 ranking, led by Boston University (five players).

"It looks like very exciting season ahead for college hockey fans," ISS director of scouting Dennis MacInnis said. "This is very strong group of freshmen, led by Eichel and Hanifin who are currently ranked No. 2 and 3 overall here at ISS for the 2015 NHL Draft.

"You also have solid depth with the likes of:

  • Dylan Larkin - University of Michigan, one of the most complete two-way players in his age group.
  • Nick Schmaltz - University of North Dakota, a sniper with speed and offensive instincts.
  • Alex Tuch - Boston College, a big strong power forward who can chip in with offense."

ISS Hockey Ranking of Top 30 NCAA Freshmen

No. Player School
1. Jack Eichel Boston University
2. Noah Hanifin Boston College
3. Dylan Larkin Michigan
4. Nick Schmaltz North Dakota
5. Alex Tuch Boston College
6. Connor Hurley Notre Dame
7. Zack Werenski Michigan
8 Jack Dougherty Wisconsin
9. Zach Sanford Boston College
10. Louis Belpedio Miami
11. Jack Glover Minnesota
12. Josh Jacobs Michigan State
13. Luc Snuggerud Nebraska Omaha
14. Brian Pinho Providence
15. Anders Bjork Notre Dame
16. Kelly Summers Clarkson
17. Jake Walman Providence
18. Brandon Fortunato Boston University
19. Leon Bristedt Minnesota
20. Brandon Hickey Boston University
21. Jonathan MacLeod Boston University
22. Ryan Collins Minnesota
23. Ryan Hitchcock Yale
24. Robin Hoglund Minnesota
25. Cal Petersen Notre Dame
26. Nolan Vesey Maine
27. J.J. Piccinich Boston University
28. Chase Perry Colorado College
29. Jared Fiegl Cornell
30. Karson Kuhlman Minnesota Duluth