Top 25 Under 25 - Summer 2012 - Final Rankings

We're now through the sixth installment of the Top 25 Under 25, and a quick trip into the way-back machine helps to show how Edmonton's group of young players has blossomed. In our first list, Sam Gagner, Jordan Eberle and Magnus Paajarvi held the top three spots. Now, those three players have been bumped down to 6th, 4th, and 8th respectively with plenty of high-end talent filling in the spots around them. There have been a lot of losses in these last three years, but those losses have brought a lot of talent. Best of all, even though this group is maturing, this list is likely to look even better a year from now with just two players in the top twenty-five graduating because of age in either of our next two installments (Jeff Petry and Theo Peckham). If you're a fan of the Edmonton Oilers, it's the young players that give you hope. Let's take a look at everyone's complete list after the jump.

The chart below shows each writer's individual rankings as well as the overall list. With eight panelists, big moves up or down the overall list aren't common, but there's plenty of movement on the individual lists. All forty-three players under consideration are listed below, and the columns are sortable; just click on the header row that you'd like to see and you're ready to go.

Overall Player Alan Ben Bruce DB Derek Jon Ryan Scott
1 Taylor Hall 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
2 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 2 3 2 3 4 1 2 2
3 Nail Yakupov 3 2 4 4 2 3 3 3
4 Jordan Eberle 4 4 3 2 6 4 5 4
5 Jeff Petry 5 6 6 6 3 5 4 6
6 Sam Gagner 6 5 5 5 5 6 6 5
7 Justin Schultz 7 8 7 7 10 7 8 7
8 Magnus Paajarvi 8 11 9 8 7 8 7 8
9 Oscar Klefbom 10 7 8 10 8 9 9 9
10 Teemu Hartikainen 9 9 11 9 11 10 10 10
11 Martin Marincin 12 10 10
12 14 12 11 11
12 Anton Lander 11 12 13 11 15 13 13 16
13 Tyler Pitlick 18 16 14 14 9 14 15 17
14 David Musil 17 15 15 19 13 15 14 14
15 Dillon Simpson 21 13 19 18 12 21 12 12
16 Martin Gernat 14 24 12 21 23 11 18 15
17 Colten Teubert 15 23 18 22 18 19 16 13
18 Olivier Roy 16 14 20 13 17 18 24 27
19 Tobias Rieder 20 21 17 23 19 16 17 18
20 Tyler Bunz 13 19 16 15 26 17 27 28
21 Theo Peckham 23 18 21 16 25 20 19 21
22 Curtis Hamilton 22 22 23 20 22 23 20 20
23 Alex Plante 24 17 22 17 27 25 21 22
24 Kyle Bigos 27 25 24 25 16 31 22 19
25 Jujhar Khaira 29 20 30 28 24 27 26 23
26 Taylor Fedun 19 28 28 24 21 33 23 32
27 Daniil Zharkov 25 32 29 26 20 26 25 29
28 Brandon Davidson 26 30 27 32 28 34 28 26
29 Erik Gustafsson 41 27 26 36 30 24 30 24
30 Philippe Cornet 28 29 32 29 29 32 32 36
31 Joey Laleggia 37 26 33 33 31 30 34 25
32 Ryan Martindale 33 31 36 27 34 35 33 30
33 Antti Tyrvainen 32 37 31 30 42 29 29 31
34 Mitch Moroz 30 35 25 40 39 22 36 35
35 Samu Perhonen 34 34 34 31 37 28 35 33
36 Frans Tuohimaa 36 36 40 35 38 36 31 34
37 Kristians Pelss 35 33 35 37 40 40 37 37
38 Mark Arcobello 31 42 38 34 32 38 40 42
39 Toni Rajala 38 41 39 38 35 39 38 41
40 Travis Ewanyk 39 38 37 42 36 42 39 39
41 Kellen Jones 40 40 41 39 33 41 42 40
42 John McCarron 43 39 42 41 41 37 41 38
43 Cameron Abney 42 43 43 43 43 43 43 43

As always, I'm interested in hearing about where you think we went wrong, and to get that conversation started, let's look at each ranker's unique selections and big moves (hilariously, one panelist has a player as his biggest riser while another has the player as his biggest faller):

Scott Reynolds:

Biggest Riser - Rieder (Up 5)
Biggest Fallers - Lander, Hamilton, Davidson, Perhonen, Rajala (Down 5)
Biggest Move in the Top Ten - Paajarvi (Down 3)
Way Off Consensus - Roy (9 Lower), Bunz (8 Lower), Laleggia (8 Higher)

Ryan Batty:

Biggest Riser - Tuohimaa (Up 6)
Biggest Faller - Davidson (Down 10)
Biggest Move in the Top Ten - Eberle (Down 3)
Way Off Consensus - Bunz (7 Lower), Roy (6 Lower), Tuohimaa (5 Higher)

Jonathan Willis:

Biggest Riser - Gernat (Up 8)
Biggest Faller - Fedun (Down 12)
Biggest Move in the Top Ten - Paajarvi (Down 3)
Way Off Consensus - Moroz (12 Higher), Perhonen (7 Higher), Fedun (7 Lower), Bigos (7 Lower)

Derek Zona:

Biggest Riser - Gernat (Up 10)
Biggest Faller - Tuohimaa (Down 13)
Biggest Move in the Top Ten - Gagner (Down 3)
Way Off Consensus - Tyrvainen (9 Lower), Jones (8 Higher), Bigos (8 Higher)

Dawgbone:

Biggest Riser - Rieder (Up 7)
Biggest Faller - Davidson (Down 16)
Biggest Move in the Top Ten - Petry (Up 4)
Way Off Consensus - Gustafsson (7 Lower), Plante (6 Higher), Moroz (6 Lower)

Bruce McCurdy:

Biggest Riser - Gernat (Up 11)
Biggest Faller - Davidson, Ewanyk (Down 9)
Biggest Move in the Top Ten - Paajarvi, Hartikainen (Down 3)
Way Off Consensus - Moroz (9 Higher), Khaira (5 Lower)

Benjamin Massey:

Biggest Riser - Cornet (Up 11)
Biggest Faller - Hamilton (Down 11)
Biggest Move in the Top Ten - Paajarvi (Down 5)
Way Off Consensus - Gernat (8 Lower), Teubert (6 Lower), Plante (6 Higher)

Alan Hull:

Biggest Riser - N/A
Biggest Faller - N/A
Biggest Move in the Top Ten - N/A
Way Off Consensus - Gustafsson (12 Lower), Fedun (7 Higher), Bunz (7 Higher), Arcobello (7 Higher)

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