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
|1.||Jack Eichel||Boston University|
|2.||Noah Hanifin||Boston College|
|4.||Nick Schmaltz||North Dakota|
|5.||Alex Tuch||Boston College|
|6.||Connor Hurley||Notre Dame|
|9.||Zach Sanford||Boston College|
|12.||Josh Jacobs||Michigan State|
|13.||Luc Snuggerud||Nebraska Omaha|
|15.||Anders Bjork||Notre Dame|
|18.||Brandon Fortunato||Boston University|
|20.||Brandon Hickey||Boston University|
|21.||Jonathan MacLeod||Boston University|
|25.||Cal Petersen||Notre Dame|
|27.||J.J. Piccinich||Boston University|
|28.||Chase Perry||Colorado College|
|30.||Karson Kuhlman||Minnesota Duluth|