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Propect Capsule: ISS Ranked 10-8

by Evan Sporer / Minnesota Wild

Leading up to the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, Wild.com will take a look at the top 30 ranked skaters according to the International Scouting Service. The Minnesota Wild owns the 15th pick in the first round, which will take place Friday, June 24 at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y.

Jakob Chychrun, Defenseman

2015-16 Team: Sarnia Sting (Ontario Hockey League)
2015-16 Statistics:
62 games, 11 goals, 38 assists, 49 points, 51 penalty minutes
Final ISS Ranking:
8
Mock Draft Projections:
NHL.com (4, 8); Hockey Prospect (14); ESPN (5); TSN (8); USA Today (11)
Scout Analysis:
“A complete defenseman with the size, strength, speed and puck skills for today’s NHL. Chychrun is an excellent transitional skater who possesses high-end hockey sense, passing ability, a powerful shot and the poise to make plays under pressure. He plays a solid two-way game displaying quick offensive instincts, is responsible defensively and rarely out of position.” – Dan Marr, Director of NHL Central

Tyson Jost, Forward

2015-16 Team: Penticton Vees (British Columbia Hockey League)
2015-16 Statistics:
48 games played, 42 goals, 62 assists, 104 points, 43 penalty minutes
Final ISS Ranking:
9
Mock Draft Projections:
NHL.com (13, 11); Hockey Prospect (10); ESPN (10); TSN (12); USA Today (6)

Mikhail Sergachev, Defenseman

2015-16 Team: Windsor Spitfires (Ontario Hockey League)
2015-16 Statistics:
67 games played, 17 goals, 40 assists, 57 points, 56 penalty minutes
Final ISS Ranking:
10
Mock Draft Projections:
NHL.com (10, 10); Hockey Prospect (8); ESPN (9); TSN (10); USA Today (10)
Scout Analysis:
"His read-and-react game is fast. He's able to transition quickly. He's got that focus on the ice, and he's a guy you don't catch out of position. It is a lot tougher to beat him 1-on-1 now than it was earlier in the year." – Dan Marr, Director of NHL Central

Key: NR – Not Ranked; NHL.com has two mock drafts, completed by Adam Kimelman and Mike G. Morreale. Their respective predictions appear in that order.

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