Top 25 under 25

Top 25 Under 25: Adam Wilcox

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The 21-year old goaltender will be heading into his junior season with the University of Minnesota after another stellar campaign in the NCAA in his sophomore year. However, goaltending depth looms...

Top 25 Under 25: Luke Witkowski

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The Syracuse Crunch defenseman was a Near Miss a year ago. He makes the countdown this year at #22 after a rock-solid rookie year in the AHL as a first-year pro.

Top 25 Under 25: Tanner Richard

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The 3rd round pick from 2012 just finished his first professional season with the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL, and it was a bumpy one.

Top 25 Under 25: Matt Peca

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The high-scoring NCAA forward, who just finished his junior season at Quinnipiac, holds serve from last year's Top 25 Under 25, where he also ranked 24th.

Top 25 Under 25: Dominik Masin

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The rugged Czech defenseman and 2nd round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft starts off our countdown, coming in at #25.

Top 25 Under 25: Near Misses

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30 players received votes on our panel's 5 lists of the Top 25 Under 25: so who got a vote but didn't make the final cut?

Top 25 Under 25: 2014 Edition

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The 2014 edition of our Top 25 Under 25 gets underway. Who are the current top 25 players under age 25 in the Tampa Bay Lightning organization? Who raised their stock in the last 12 months, and who...

Top 25 Under 25: Conclusion

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Our long overdue series finally comes to an end with writeups of #3, #2, and #1, plus a conclusion to this year's edition of the series.

Top 25 Under 25: Radko Gudas

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The former 3rd round pick from 2010 cracked the Tampa Bay Lightning lineup last year and has quickly become a fan favorite for his physical play and signature beard. He comes in at #4 on our Top 25...

Top 25 Under 25: Richard Panik

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The young Slovakian forward comes in at #5 in our countdown in spite of a poor start to his NHL career with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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Top 25 Under 25: Tyler Johnson

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Tyler Johnson -- one-time AHL MVP and a leading candidate for the NHL's rookie of the year this season -- comes in at #6 on our ongoing Top 25 Under 25 countdown.

Top 25 Under 25: Brett Connolly

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Once considered a top prospect for the Tampa Bay Lightning, Brett Connolly has regressed a bit in terms of point production and expected development, but he still makes our list at #7.

Top 25 Under 25: Jonathan Drouin

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The 3rd overall pick from the 2013 NHL Entry draft was surprisingly sent back down to the QMJHL at the start of the season, but he still makes our top 10 at number 8.

Top 25 Under 25: Ondrej Palat

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Ondrej Palat, left wing of the so-called Top Gun line, jumps from 7th round pick to 9th overall in our Top 25 Under 25 rankings.

Top 25 Under 25: Vladislav Namestnikov

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Now the top-line center for the AHL Syracuse Crunch, we check in with GM Steve Yzerman's very first Lightning draft pick, Russian centerman Vlad Namestnikov.

Top 25 Under 25: Mark Barberio

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Offensive defenseman, power play quarterback, Eddie Shore and Calder Cup trophy-winner Mark Barberio hits our countdown at number 11.

Top 25 Under 25: Andrey Vasilevskiy

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The Russian goaltender and former 1st round pick continues his path to the NHL, now as a starting goalie in the KHL.

Top 25 Under 25: Andrej Sustr

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The University of Nebraska-Omaha product is already in the process of graduating from blue-chip prospect to full-time NHLer.

Top 25 Under 25: JT Brown

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The former highly sought-after college free agent leads a new remodeled top-6 forward group for the AHL Syracuse Crunch this season.

Top 25 Under 25: Nikita Kucherov

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The dynamic Russian forward comes in at #15 in our countdown after a stellar first North American season in the QMJHL.

Top 25 Under 25: Jaroslav Janus

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Now playing in the KHL for Slovan Bratislava, goaltender Jaroslav Janus comes in at numbet 16 on our countdown.

Top 25 Under 25: Slater Koekkoek

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Slater Koekkoek presents the first real challenge for the Raw Charge Top 25 Under 25 ranking panel, and the first real point of dissension.

Top 25 Under 25: Dmitry Korobov

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Filling an organizational need for young, two-way defenseman is Belarusian undrafted free agent Dmitry Korobov, getting ready for his second season with the AHL Syracuse Crunch.

Top 25 Under 25: Tanner Richard

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Swiss playmaker Tanner Richard of the OHL Guelph Storm, poised to make the leap to the AHL this year, makes our list at #19.

Top 25 Under 25: Cedric Paquette

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Following a couple of strong seasons in the QMJHL and making his pro debut during the AHL playoffs at the end of last year, Cedric Paquette makes our list at #20.

Tampa Bay Lightning Top 25 Under 25: Adam Erne

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Drafted 33rd overall this summer, Adam Erne of the QMJHL's Quebec Remparts hits our list at #22 as the first CHL prospect on the Top 25 Under 25.

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