With less than a month remaining until the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, International Scouting Services announced its final rankings on Tuesday with very little change in the Top 30 prospects.
Although Windsor Spitfires' sniper Taylor Hall added a second consecutive Memorial Cup to go along with back-to-back Memorial Cup MVP honours to an already impressive resume, he had nowhere to go as he remains the top prospect in the ISS rankings. The ISS also recognized Hall as the top skater, scorer and the best at puck protection available in the draft.
Plymouth Whalers' playmaking centre Tyler Seguin remains hot on Hall's heels as the runner-up after a phenomenal individual season in which he was named the CHL's Top Prospect. He is followed in the rankings by Moncton Wildcats' blueliner Brandon Gormley, Russian sniper Vladimir Tarasenko and Hall's Memorial Cup-winning teammate Cam Fowler to round out the top 5.
Finnish pivot Mikael Granlund was the only prospect in the top 30 to move up in the rankings. He rose two spots from 17th to 15th. The ISS also declared Granlund as the draft's best playmaker, puck handler and "little guy".
Granlund's advancement meant that both Moose Jaw winger Quinton Howden and Edmonton Oil Kings' defenceman Mark Pysyk each dropped one spot in the rankings.
After helping lead Team USA to gold at the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship, Jack Campbell is once again the top-rated goaltender, followed by Seattle's Calvin Pickard and Windsor's Philippe Grubauer.
You can watch the 2010 NHL Entry Draft from the Staples Center in Los Angeles live on TSN on June 25th and 26th. The Edmonton Oilers hold the rights to the first overall pick.
Order the 2010 ISS NHL Draft Guide now at isshockey.com.