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Recapping the Colorado Avalanche Top-25 Under-25 list

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There’s no debating that the Avalanche have a ton of young talent in the organization

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The Top 25 Under 25 is a collaboration by members of the Mile High Hockey community. Eight writers have ranked players under the age of 25 as of August 1, 2021 in the Colorado Avalanche organization. Each participant used their own metric of current ability and production against future projection to rank each player. Now, we’ll count down each of the 25 players ranked.

There it is, another top-25 under 25 series come and gone. For the first time, we had a list without Nathan MacKinnon but what’s amazing about this organization is the fact that the list is still headlined by two superstars. Both Cale Makar, Mikko Rantanen and probably even Sam Girard would be at the top of the vast majority of most lists around the NHL and we get to watch them all in burgundy and blue.

If nothing else, this list shows that while they’re already a Stanley Cup contender, the Avalanche have a ton of young talent that hasn't even made it to their prime yet.

In case you missed the series, here is out final list with a great article on each of the 25 players.

#1: Cale Makar

#2 Mikko Rantanen

#3: Samuel Girard

#4: Bowen Byram

#5: Alex Newhook

#6: Tyson Jost

#7 Justin Barron

#8 Sampo Ranta

#9 Martin Kaut

t10 Jean-Luc Foudy

t10 Logan O’Connor

#12 Justus Annunen

#13: Oskar Olausson

#14: Shane Bowers

#15: Drew Helleson

#16: Sean Behrens

#17: Mikhail Maltsev

#18: Alex Beaucage

#19: Trent Miner

#20: Colby Ambrosio

#21: Dennis Gilbert

#22: Daniil Zhuravlyov

#23: Tyler Weiss

#24: Nikolai Kovalenko

#25: Nick Henry

Here are the final rankings from each of our contributors:

T25U25 Lists

Rank Tom Luke Jackie Hardev Adrian Evan Alex Partick
Rank Tom Luke Jackie Hardev Adrian Evan Alex Partick
1 Cale Makar Cale Makar Cale Makar Cale Makar Mikko Rantanen Mikko Rantanen Cale Makar Cale Makar
2 Mikko Rantanen Mikko Rantanen Mikko Rantanen Mikko Rantanen Cale Makar Cale Makar Mikko Rantanen Mikko Rantanen
3 Samuel Girard Samuel Girard Samuel Girard Samuel Girard Samuel Girard Samuel Girard Samuel Girard Bowen Byram
4 Alex Newhook Alex Newhook Bowen Byram Tyson Jost Tyson Jost Tyson Jost Bowen Byram Alex Newhook
5 Bowen Byram Bowen Byram Alex Newhook Bowen Byram Alex Newhook Bowen Byram Alex Newhook Samuel Girard
6 Tyson Jost Tyson Jost Justin Barron Alex Newhook Logan O'Connor Alex Newhook Tyson Jost Tyson Jost
7 Justin Barron Justin Barron Tyson Jost Sampo Ranta Bowen Byram Logan O'Connor Justin Barron Justin Barron
8 Shane Bowers Martin Kaut Sampo Ranta Shane Bowers Martin Kaut Sampo Ranta Martin Kaut Sampo Ranta
9 Jean-Luc Foudy Oskar Olausson Oskar Olausson Alex Beaucage Sampo Ranta Martin Kaut Sampo Ranta Logan O'Connor
10 Justus Annunen Shane Bowers Martin Kaut Jean-Luc Foudy Justus Annunen Justin Barron Jean-Luc Foudy Justus Annunen
11 Oskar Olausson Justus Annunen Jean-Luc Foudy Sean Behrens Justin Barron Justus Annunen Justus Annunen Martin Kaut
12 Logan O'Connor Drew Helleson Drew Helleson Oskar Olausson Drew Helleson Drew Helleson Logan O'Connor Jean-Luc Foudy
13 Drew Helleson Jean-Luc Foudy Sean Behrens Logan O'Connor Jean-Luc Foudy Oskar Olausson Drew Helleson Oskar Olausson
14 Sean Behrens Sean Behrens Justus Annunen Justin Barron Shane Bowers Jean-Luc Foudy Oskar Olausson Drew Helleson
15 Sampo Ranta Logan O'Connor Shane Bowers Trent Miner Oskar Olausson Shane Bowers Shane Bowers Alex Beaucage
16 Colby Ambrosio Mikhail Maltsev Colby Ambrosio Mikhail Maltsev Dennis Gilbert Alex Beaucage Mikhail Maltsev Sean Behrens
17 Martin Kaut Sampo Ranta Nikolai Kovalenko Martin Kaut Mikhail Maltsev Mikhail Maltsev Sean Behrens Dennis Gilbert
18 Alex Beaucage Nikolai Kovalenko Logan O'Connor Justus Annunen Alex Beaucage Sean Behrens Colby Ambrosio Mikhail Maltsev
19 Mikhail Maltsev Colby Ambrosio Mikhail Maltsev Drew Helleson Trent Miner Dennis Gilbert Alex Beaucage Shane Bowers
20 Danila Zhuravlyov Trent Miner Alex Beaucage Tyler Weiss Vladislav Kamenev Trent Miner Trent Miner Colby Ambrosio
21 Trent Miner Dennis Gilbert Tyler Weiss Andrei Buyalsky Nicholas Henry Nicholas Henry Danila Zhuravlyov Nicholas Henry
22 Dennis Gilbert Andreas Wingerli Trent Miner Andreas Wingerli Tyler Weiss Keaton Middleton Dennis Gilbert Danila Zhuravlyov
23 Nikolai Kovalenko Danila Zhuravlyov Andrei Buyalsky Matthew Stienburg Danila Zhuravlyov Tyler Weiss Andrei Buyalsky Keaton Middleton
24 Andrei Buyalsky Alex Beaucage Danila Zhuravlyov Colby Ambrosio Nicky Leivermann Nicky Leivermann Tyler Weiss Nathan Clurman
25 Tyler Weiss Tyler Weiss Nicky Leivermann Nils Aman Taylor Makar Colby Ambrosio Nikolai Kovalenko Taylor Makar