Prospect Rankings and Movement
With only one player in action yesterday there wasn’t much movement. Without a point to though, Golyshev’s ranking would have dropped (although marginally). Remember, my ranking is based on scoring rates.
Here’s how all four players playing today rank:
- Ruslan Iskhakov: 7th OVR
- Henrik Tikkanen: N/A
- Josh Ho-Sang: N/A
- Robin Salo: 5th OVR
First, let me address the “N/A”. As a goalie, Henrik Tikkanen doesn’t yet rank. I haven’t found a way to add goalies to this ranking just yet. They will be added soon, I’m just working on a way to equate goalie stats to goals and helpers for skaters.
The second “N/A” is Josh Ho-Sang. He doesn’t factor in this ranking because of his age. I don’t count players who are 24 years old or older.
Salo’s quality is well documented so there’s shouldn’t be a surprise that he’s ranked fourth overall. He’ll certainly move up those rankings quickly once he starts playing in North America.
Iskhakov is a bit less understood around Islanders fans. The former UConn skater is scoring well in Finland which is a pretty high-quality league add his 42 points in 64 games for Hockey East’s UConn and you can see why the Russian center is up in the top ten for the Isles. There’s also something unflattering to be said about the quality of the Islanders system.