Top 25 Under 25

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The grand PPP tradition of ranking all players and prospects under 25. The event takes place every summer or whenever else we are given a month with no hockey.

2023 T25U25: Week One Summary

A reprise of the first week of the T25 along with the Community Vote Unranked and bottom six choices. Come see how you all voted.

2023 T25U25: Hudson Malinoski is 20th

Hudson Malinoski makes his Top 25 Under 25 debut at 20th. A fifth round pick in the 2023 draft, he has some interesting tools and some shiny new toy syndrome among the voters.

2023 T25U25: Dmitri Ovchinnikov is 21st

Last year, Dmitri Ovchinnikov was ranked 15th on our T25U25 list. This year he dropped six spots despite finally getting a full time KHL role. Let's talk about what's likely behind the drop.

2023 Top 25 Under 25: Brandon Lisowsky is 22nd

Lisowsky and Saskatoon put up the points for an eye-catching season in the WHL. What are his next steps as a leader on his team and looking ahead towards pro hockey?

2023 Top 25 Under 25: Dennis Hildeby is 23rd

Overlooked in multiple drafts prior, he was a good use of a late-round pick, but the difference in early career between him and Woll is marked. Woll, part of the UNTDP and a member of Team USA since the U17 team in 2015, was on everyone's radar as a prospect, and Hildeby never was.

2023 T25U25: Artur Akhtyamov is 24th

Next on our countdown for this year's Top 25 Under 25 series is the Russian goalie Artur Akhtyamov. He had great numbers in the VHL last year, but does that mean much?

2023 T25U25: Mikko Kokkonen is 25th

Welcome to the countdown for this year's Top 25 Under 25 Maple Leafs prospects. The list opens with the 25th ranked player, Mikko Kokkonen.

T25U25: Meet the 2023 Voters

Happy T25 season to everyone, today you get to meet the voters for the official list. We had 10 people voting this year – enough to sand off some of the rough edges when calculating an average, but not too many that it becomes just the Community Vote writ small.

2023 T25U25: Unranked and Honourable Mentions

There is no dishonour in not making the top 25 on the list of Maple Leafs prospects. Most years, there's a fairly long list of people someone votes for, and the unanimously unranked players are a few about to age out and have burned up the hope that still clings to some of the others.

2023 T25U25: Departures

As you've noticed by now, if you've done the Community Vote, the list of players is very different this year. A lot of talent has aged out in the last couple of seasons.

T25U25: Community Vote

It's your turn to vote!

T25U25 Ghost List

The Leafs began trading prospects and draft picks for roster players in 2016. This is the list of ghosts they gave away for short term gains.

The 2023 T25U25 is right around the corner

This year is going to be the most interesting T25 in some time. There are only two people on the eligibility list that were drafted in the first round: Timothy Liljegren and Easton Cowan. Conor Timmins missed by one, and the rest are a mix of free agents and later-round picks.

2022 Top 25 Under 25: Rasmus Sandin is #2

Sandin is on the cusp of a long NHL career. Where is the only question left.

2022 Top 25 Under 25: Matt Knies is #3

And he’s gunning for the top spot next year — oh, and an NCAA championship, too.

T25U25: Penultimate summary

Next week is 3, 2, 1 and done.

2022 Top 25 Under 25: Timothy Liljegren is #4

Where we take a look at Liljegren’s strengths, weaknesses, and where it puts him in the lineup.

2022 Top 25 Under 25: Nick Robertson is #5

Nick Robertson holds at #5 while a world of change has happened with Maple Leafs prospects around him.

2022 Top 25 Under 25: Topi Niemelä is #6

Toronto’s top defensive prospect lands just outside our top 5

2022 Top 25 Under 25: Roni Hirvonen is #7

You won’t believe how hard Hirvonen’s shot is!

T25U25 Week Three Summary

One notable difference, but a lot of agreement this week.

2022 Top 25 Under 25: Nicholas Abruzzese is #8

Here is the definitive answer for when Abruzzese makes the Leafs

2022 Top 25 Under 25: Fraser Minten is #9

The latest top prospect in Toronto’s system debuts in the top 10
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