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Prospect Capsule: ISS Ranked 24, 23, And 21

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 22nd ranked skater by the ISS will be featured in a longer prospect profile later this month.*

Julien Gauthier, Forward

2015-16 Team: Val d'Or Foreurs (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League)
2015-16 Statistics:
54 games played, 41 goals, 16 assists, 57 points, 24 penalty minutes
Final ISS Ranking:
21
Mock Draft Projections:
NHL.com (24, 18); Hockey Prospect (20); ESPN (18); TSN (19); USA Today (19)

Charles McAvaoy, Defense

2015-16 Team: Boston University (NCAA)
2015-16 Statistics:
37 games played, 3 goals, 22 assists, 25 points, 56 penalty minutes
Final ISS Ranking:
23
Mock Draft Projections:
NHL.com (12, 15); Hockey Prospect (14); ESPN (17); TSN (14); USA Today (17)

Tage Thompson, Forward

2015-16 Team: University of Connecticut (NCAA)
2015-16 Statistics:
36 games played, 14 goals, 18 assists, 32 points, 12 penalty minutes
Final ISS Ranking:
24
Mock Draft Projections:
NHL.com (29, 23); Hockey Prospect (25); ESPN (NR); TSN (24); USA Today (23)

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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