The Hockey News releases Hot 100 draft-eligible list; Compher is no. 41

Submitted by Adam Schnepp on May 6th, 2013 at 3:59 PM

I just received my The Hockey News Draft Preview issue in the mail, and this year there is only one Wolverine commit on their Top 100 list. JT Compher comes in at #41, which would equate to an early 2nd round pick. The magazine also lists the ISS rankings, which had him at #21. Not quite sure why there's such a big discrepancy between the two numbers, and the magazine doesn't provide any insight either. The magazine does note that Compher played well against the many college teams the USNTDP had on their schedule this season, which should bode well for his transition to the college game. THN lists his NHL translation as a two-way forward. Not much surprise there, as that's essentially the role he's played for the USNTDP and the role I expect him to assume for M next season.


Sac Fly

May 6th, 2013 at 5:12 PM ^

I'm on my phone right now, so I can't be sure. Check the ISS rankings alongside the THN rankings, and see if THN is listing European skaters as well. I thought ISS only listed North America on their last draft ranking.

Adam Schnepp

May 6th, 2013 at 5:23 PM ^

That's what I thought too, but it looks like THN is using the April ISS ranknings and those included all skaters. For example, Valeri Nichushkin of the KHL is ranked #2. The THN rankings include all draft-eligible skaters as well.