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Propect Capsule: ISS Ranked 16-14

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.

*The 17th ranked skater by the ISS will be featured in a longer prospect profile later this month.*

Max Jones, Forward

2015-16 Team: London Knighs (Ontario Hockey League
2015-16 Statistics:
63 games played, 28 goals, 24 assists, 52 points, 106 penalty minutes
Final ISS Ranking:
14
Mock Draft Projections:
NHL.com (18, 19); Hockey Prospect (20); ESPN (21); TSN (18); USA Today (21)
Scout Analysis:
“Jones is a power forward who is an excellent skater and displays separation speed. He is a hard-hitting player who plays the game with an edge. He possesses a very good shot with a quick release and loves to take the puck to the net with good hands in tight.” – Dan Marr, Director of NHL Central Scouting

German Rubtsov, Forward

2015-16 Team: Team Russia, Under-18 (Minor Hockey League)
2015-16 Statistics: 28 games played, 12 goals, 14 assists, 26 points, 10 penalty minutes
Final ISS Ranking:
15
Mock Draft Projections:
NHL.com (25, 25); Hockey Prospect (16); ESPN (19); TSN (22); USA Today (18)

Jake Bean, Defenseman

2015-16 Team: Calgary Hitmen (Western Hockey League)
2015-16 Statistics:
68 games played. 24 goals, 40 assists, 64 points, 28 penalty minutes
Final ISS Ranking:
16
Mock Draft Projections:
NHL.com (16, 12); Hockey Prospect (15); ESPN (14); TSN (16); USA Today (9 )
Scout Analysis:
"He is poised in all aspects of the game, has an excellent shot and can score from the point or off the rush. He has good playmaking ability and a strong game at the offensive blue line. He's capable of becoming a game-breaker." – Dan Marr, Director of NHL Central Scouting

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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