Top 25 Under 25 - Final Rankings

Tyler Bunz shows us his patented "perpendicular to the net" stance. And you people wonder why he didn't make the Top 25? Photo by Lisa McRitchie

The Top 25 Under 25 is now finished for the fourth time, and you can tell the list is getting better. Last summer, six of Edmonton's draft picks were able to make the Top 25. This summer, there were only five, which leaves a few of the new rankings unresolved, which gives this post a little bit of added suspense. Find out where the new hires (and Tyler Bunz!) got ranked after the jump. 

Below is a chart showing the each writer's individual ratings.  I've included all 48 players who were under consideration for this list, though a couple of them have already moved on.  The columns in the chart are sortable; simply click on the header row and you're ready to go.

 

Overall Player Ben Bruce Derek Jaysen Jon Scott
1 Taylor Hall 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 2 2 6 6 2 2
3 Jordan Eberle 3 3 7 2 3 3
4 Sam Gagner 4 5 2 4 4 5
5 Magnus Paajarvi 5 4 3 5 5 4
6 Jeff Petry 8 6 5 3 6 7
7 Linus Omark 6 9 4 7 7 6
8 Anton Lander 14 7 10 8 11 9
9 Teemu Hartikainen 12 8 11 13 13 10
10 Oscar Klefbom 11 13 9
15 9
13
11 Martin Marincin 15 10 12
10 8
15
12 Curtis Hamilton 9 11 13 14 14 12
13 Tyler Pitlick 13 12 8 9 18 14
14 Theo Peckham 7 16 15 12 10 16
15 Ryan Martindale 10 21 23 17 17 11
16 Andrew Cogliano 29 18 22 11 12 8
17 David Musil 19 15 20 16 15 19
18 Brandon Davidson 24 19 19 20 19 21
19 Jeremie Blain 30 20 18 23 16 20
20 Colten Teubert 21 14 27 21 26 18
21 Dillon Simpson 22 25 14 19 25 23
22 Olivier Roy 20 31 17 18 21 27
23 Samu Perhonen 27 26 16 24 20 25
24 Taylor Chorney 18 24 24 22 29 28
25 Alex Plante 17 27 31 28 27 17
26 Chris VandeVelde 16 22 21 25 36 30
27 Tyler Bunz 26 17 41 29 22 26
28 Gilbert Brule 37 23 33 26 23 31
29 Tobias Rieder 31 29 29 27 24 36
30 Kyle Bigos 32 34 25 32 30 24
31 Milan Kytnar 36 28 26 34 32 29
32 Toni Rajala 33 32 30 30 34 35
33 Philippe Cornet 34 39 28 31 33 32
34 Martin Gernat 35 38 34 35 31 34
35 Johan Motin 23 46 38 37 37 37
36 Drew Czerwonka 46 33 36 33 39 33
37 Ryan O'Marra 28 30 46 46 35 38
38 Antti Tyrvainen 45 40 37 38 42 22
39 Taylor Fedun 40 35 32 41 38 39
40 Kristians Pelss 25 36 44 39 41 43
41 Frans Tuohimaa 39 43 42 40 28 41
42 Travis Ewanyk 41 37 45 36 40 46
43 Mark Arcobello 42 42 35 42 44 42
44 Robby Dee 44 47 39 43 43 40
45 Kellen Jones 43 45 43 45 46 44
46 Cameron Abney 38 44 48 47 45 45
47 Troy Hesketh 48 41 40 44 47 48
48 Alexander Bumagin 47 48 47 48 48 47

 

As always, we're interested in where you think we went wrong, and to get that conversation started, I'll talk about what I think were the most questionable picks:

Ben: The one that sticks out the most for me is Andrew Cogliano at #29 just behind Ryan O'Marra. Indefensible. Have you heard the expression "familiarity breeds contempt"? In this case, it's not so much contempt as it is the purest form of loathing. Other notables: Chris VandeVelde at #16; Johan Motin at #23; Kristians Pelss at #25.

Bruce: Bruce has a reputation for loving goalies, which is why his placement of Olivier Roy at #31 came as such a surprise. It's like Bruce didn't get the memo that clutch doesn't exists. You know the guy played games besides the World Juniors and the QMJHL playoffs, right? Other notables: Tyler Bunz at #17; Gilbert Brule at #23; Johan Motin at #46

Derek: I may not have had Tyler Bunz in my Top 25, but at least I didn't have him in the 40's! Derek dropped Bunz eights spots from our last list probably because Bunz was too good in the playoffs. Unlike Bruce, Derek knows that clutch doesn't exist, so when a guy comes up big in the playoffs, you know he sucks. Other notables: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins at #6 (or #7); Troy Hesketh at #40; Ryan O'Marra at #46

Jaysen: Derek made sure to keep me from mocking his O'Marra ranking by curb-stomping Bunz, but then Jaysen went and did the same thing! I was certain that I'd have O'Marra the lowest at #38, but even I didn't have the gall to say that Troy Hesketh has a better shot at glory. That's just mean. Other notables: Jeff Petry at #3; Ryan Nugent-Hopkins at #6; Oscar Klefbom at #15

Jon: He keeps getting asked about Martin Marincin and he keeps right on ignoring the question. The guy had a terrible second half, and Jon has him in eighth? I hate to be the one to tell you Jon, but even though loyalty is an admirable quality, stubbornness isn't.  Other notables: Tyler Pitlick at #18; Frans Tuohimaa at #28; Chris VandeVelde at #36

Scott: I'm pretty sure that all my rankings are bang on. Some might say that Antti Tyrvainen is a little high at #22, but those people would be dead wrong. Antti Tyrvainen is Tikkanen with language skills. Other notables: Andrew Cogliano at #8; Tobias Rieder at #36; Travis Ewanyk at #46

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