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The NHL’s Top 25 Players under the Age of 25

There is much to be said about the standard and amount of young talent across the NHL these days –there are, in fact, a number of players that could well be said to be emerging superstars. We’ve compiled a list of the 25 best NHL players under the age of 25:

  1. Connor McDavid
    McDavid may well be a legend in the making.
  2. Auston Matthews
    Matthews has played a big part in turning the Leafs from cellar dwellers to playoff contenders.
  3. Aaron Ekblad
    Ekblad is big, at 6”4 and 216 lbs, but skates excellently and proves to be consistent at both ends of the ice.
  4. Patrik Laine
    The Jets drafted Laine for his ability with offense, and they have not been disappointed.
  5. Aleksander Barkov
    He has proven to be an incredibly important Panthers piece.
  6. Nathan MacKinnon
    MacKinnon is an elite talent.
  7. Jack Eichel
    He has played fantastically for the Sabres.
  8. Mark Scheifele
    Although he is certainly not the most flamboyant player, he is one of the strongest.
  9. Johnny Gaudreau
    Gaudreau managed to become an All-Star in rookie year and finished off as a Calder finalist.
  10. Leon Draisaitl
    Draisaitl has transformed into one of the team’s superior young forwards.
  11. David Pastrnak
    Pastrnak really filled out this past summer, and the extra weight has made a huge difference.
  12. Nikita Kucherov
    Kucherov has been a demon, managing to finish with 60+ points in each of the last 3 seasons.
  13. Seth Jones
    This 22-year-old seems to be coming into his element as one of the finest defensemen in the NHL, and Australian sports betting and that available worldwide, reflects that.
  14. Matt Murray
    This net minder has been exceptional throughout his 1st full season, has a genuine shot to win the Calder as the best rookie for the league.
  15. Filip Forsberg
    Forsberg has a wonderful scoring touch, and will do extremely well at putting the puck in the net.
  16. Jonathan Huberdeau
    Huberdeau is a key player for the Panthers.
  17. Zach Werenski
    This 19-year old player burst onto the scene as an excellent offensive defenseman in his 1st NHL season.
  18. Brandon Saad
    One is forgiven for forgetting that Saad is not yet 25, since he’s been around for some years now, and has 2 Stanley Cups under his belt.
  19. Nikolaj Ehlers
    The winger from Denmark displays prodigious talent.
  20. Ryan Johansen
    Johansen is on the top line of the excellent Predators lineup.
  21. Rasmus Ristolainen
    The 22-year old player from Finland now forms a vital part of the Sabres.
  22. Jonathan Drouin
    Drouin is only 21-years old, but has an arsenal of skills that make him nightmarish to face on the ice.
  23. John Gibson
    Anaheim has certainly been rewarded for pinning their hopes on Gibson for the starting goaltender job.
  24. Sean Monahan
    Monahan, at 22-years of age, may not have the most awesome skill-set, but he is a sound and responsible player, no matter which side of the puck he happens to be on.
  25. Dougie Hamilton
    Dougie Hamilton is best known for his offensive abilities, and rightly so.
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