We revealed six more names on the Maple Leafs Top 25 Under 25 this week, here they are:
#19 Filip Král climbed a few spots from last year.
Which pair will Král spend most of next season on?
|Marlies first pair||81|
#18 Victor Mete made a contested entry onto the list.
Do you think Mete will play any NHL games this year?
|For sure, the Leafs’ defense always has injuries||296|
|Yes, just not for Toronto||336|
#17 Mikko Kokkonen rounded out a trio of defenders that aren’t really wowing anyone.
Should we be this quick to dismiss a 21-year-old prospect like Kokkonen?
|Yeah, 21 is the new 23||49|
|Maybe there’s some development to come here||396|
|He peaked early||27|
#16 doesn’t exist this year because there was a tie for #15:
Nicholas Moldenhauer is the new name on the list.
Where do you think Moldenhauer will be in five years?
|Debuting for the Leafs||214|
|Developing with the Marlies||197|
|Dominating in the NCAA||26|
|Dropping his rights as a prospect with the Leafs||70|
Dmitri Ovchinnikov is last year’s surprise prospect.
Is Ovchinnikov the first “real” long shot we’ve profiled so far?
|Yes, the list gets interesting now||126|
|Nope, I’m still waiting to care||110|
|SDA and Abramov were fun to talk about, too||156|
#14 William Villeneuve is the Memorial Cup champ. He vaulted over a lot of older defence prospects.
Where do you think Villeneuve will be in five years?
|Locking down a fourth defenseman spot as a complimentary second pair RHD||212|
|Third pair/seventh defenseman type||330|
|AHL all star||65|
These six players ranges in average rankings between 18.22 and 16.89 or 1.33 rankings points, so they were all a very tight group, barely ranked higher than Mikhail Abramov. Next week, the official vote leaps up to 13.22 for the next entrant, the biggest jump on the list.
#19 Mikko Kokkonen
Ranked at 17th on the official list, this is very close to agreement between the lists. Kokkonen had an average ranking of 19.18.
#18 Semyon Der-Arguchintsev
Ranked at 21 on the official vote, this another choice where we were close to agreeing. The average community rankings was 19.02, placing him just barely ahead of Kokkonen.
#17 Joe Woll
Marking a dramatic difference in voter placing, Woll comes in six places above where he was on the official vote. This is fairly common with goalies. His average ranking was 18.86. The fairly large number of votes right at 25 is also a normal thing to see with a goalie prospect.
#16 Ty Voit
Not yet revealed on the official list, Ty Voit comes in with a ranking of 18.48 and is the first player who was ranked by virtually everyone.
#15 Mikhail Abramov
Ranked four places higher than on the official list is Abramov with an average of 18.41, nearly a tie vote with Ty Voit.
#14 William Villeneuve
We agree on this young defence prospect. His average ranking here is 17.51, a meaningful jump up form the tight group of five below him. On the official list, his ranking was 16.89, so the two lists are very close now, and also both need some big jumps higher up the rankings to get to the top.
Next week there are six more names to be revealed, and another tie on the official list. You can expect the two lists to get very, very similar from now to the end, but there is at least one big difference yet to be revealed. First, though, the community vote takes a very small step up to #13, a player already revealed on the official list.
See you Monday!