Jones passes MacKinnon at top of ISS January draft rankings Staff

1/19/2013 3:04:14 PM

The five players at the top of the International Scouting Services 2013 NHL Draft rankings remain the same, but the battle for pole position continues.

Portland Winterhawks defenceman Seth Jones has assumed the number-one ranking over Halifax Mooseheads centre Nathan MacKinnon.

That wasn't the only move in the top five, as MacKinnon's teammate Jonathan Drouin moved past centre Sasha Barkov and into the third spot.

Ottawa 67's centre Sean Monahan continued to round out the top five prospects.

Valentin Zykov , a right winger for Baie-Comeau of the QMJHL, broke into the rankings in a big way, taking over 16th place after being unranked a month ago.

Other players making their first appearance in the top 30, include Swedish centre Alexander Wennberg (21st), Plymouth Whalers right winger Ryan Hartman (25th), London Knights centre Max Domi (28th), and Quebec Remparts left winger Anthony Duclair (30th).

Dropping out of the top 30 are forwards Ryan Kujawinski, Justin Bailey, Hudson Fasching, Jacob de la Rose, as well as defencemen Madison Bowey, Shea Theodore and Samuel Morin.

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