Former Florida Panthers CEO Acquires ISS Hockey
By Community | September 27, 2012
ISS Hockey (International Scouting Services) has been acquired by Siegel Enterprises.
Siegel Enterprises founder Stu Siegel will spearhead the growth of ISS as its new CEO.
ISS Hockey is the leading independent scouting and information provider on hockey player prospects aged 14 to 19. Founded in 2002, and ISS scouts, clinic evaluates, shop analyzes and ranks players internationally on behalf of its many clients, which include (among others): NHL Teams, Hockey Canada, Major Junior Leagues and Teams (CHL, QMJHL, OHL, WHL, USHL), NCAA Teams, TSN, THN-The Hockey News, Sports Agencies and Hockey’s Future.
The ISS annual NHL Draft Guide has become the de facto draft reference guide for NHL scouts, fans and sports media. All ISS products are widely utilized in the hockey world, building an industry leading reputation for the best and most comprehensive scouting information.
Stu Siegel is the former managing partner, CEO and NHL Governor of the Florida Panthers NHL hockey club. A serial entrepreneur in the information and technology space, he has served as the CEO and principal of several tech businesses, including most recently FreeCreditReport.com and eNeighborhoods.
“ISS Hockey has an incredible reputation in the hockey industry”, says Siegel. “Every young hockey player with the desire to advance in the sport aspires to be scouted and ranked by ISS Hockey. We hope to expand our coverage and the information that we compile on these prospects to continually enhance our industry leading products on behalf of our customers.”
The key to the success of ISS is its incredible worldwide network of ISS Hockey scouts. ISS scouts are within reach of every young hockey player in the world, and attend every major hockey tournament, in addition to thousands of league games. Game and player reports are input into ISS’s state-of-the-art systems and evaluated to assure reliability and consistency. All players that are profiled and ranked by ISS will have been seen and evaluated many times by several ISS scouts.