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Colorado Avalanche Top 25 Under-25: Community Vote

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Have your say and vote for the best Avalanche players under the age of 25

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Through the season, we here at Mile High Hockey like to keep you up to date with how development is proceeding for the prospects in the Colorado Avalanche organization. With the draft behind us, and a new crop of youngsters added to the depth chart, we are set to begin our Top 25 Under 25 series, by bringing you profiles on all 25 of those players individually. The Avalanche are unique in that while they are building a decent farm system, they are also one of the youngest teams in the NHL. This means that a lot of the players at the top of the list are already core members of the NHL squad.

This year, we’re opening up the rankings to readers directly. We want your help to rank this incredibly talented group.

Mile High Hockey Top-25 Under 25 Ranking Tool

It’s a simple drag and drop tool but feel free to ask questions (or argue about rankings) in the comments here.

If you’re wondering how the rankings went last year, here they are.

MHH 2017 Top 25 Under 25

Player MHH Rank
Player MHH Rank
Nathan MacKinnon 1
Mikko Rantanen 2
Gabriel Landeskog 3
Tyson Jost 4
Nikita Zadorov 5
JT Compher 6
Cale Makar 7
Sven Andrighetto 8
AJ Greer 9
Chris Bigras 10
Conor Timmins 11
Andrei Mironov 12
Nicolas Meloche 13
Matt Nieto 14
JC Beaudin 15
Spencer Martin 16
Nail Yakupov 17
Anton Lindholm 18
Rocco Grimaldi 19
Cameron Morrison 20
Duncan Siemens 21
Nick Henry 22
Sergei Boikov 23
Julien Nantel 24
Igor Shvyryov 25

That's an...interesting...list. Gabriel Landeskog has graduated - he’s now an elder statesman on the team at 25-years old! Chris Bigras, Rocco Grimaldi and Nail Yakupov are gone from the organization. Guys like Julien Nantel, Spencer Martin and JC Beaudin are only there due to the lack of options in what was a shallow prospect pool. Things have definitely changed since 2017.

Looking at that list, two things are certain;

(a) this year’s list is going to look a lot different

(b) Joe Sakic has done a ton of great work over the past 12 months in order to bring a lot of young talent into the organization.

The Avalanche had a young team, but one of the weakest farm systems in the NHL thanks to a string of bad drafting years during the Patrick Roy era. Now, things are back on track and the organization boasts a prospect pool that is easily among the top-10 in the NHL.

Have your say. Help up vote on this year’s list:

Mile High Hockey Top-25 Under 25 Ranking Tool