Top 25 under 25

Top 25 Under 25: Conclusion

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

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 Under 25 countdown.

Top 25 Under 25: Richard Panik

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.

Top 25 Under 25: Tyler Johnson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Top 25 Under 25: Andrej Sustr

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Tampa Bay Lightning Top 25 Under 25: Adam Wilcox

The first goaltender on the Top 25 Under 25 comes in at #23: Adam Wilcox, entering his sophomore season with the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers.

Tampa Bay Lightning Top 25 Under 25: Matt Peca

GM Steve Yzerman sure has a thing for drafting undersized, skilled forwards in the late rounds. Matthew Peca of Quinnipiac University makes our countdown at #24.

Tampa Bay Lightning Top 25 Under 25: Keith Aulie

After signing a 1-year extension in June, Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Keith Aulie will look to improve next season with a full year under new coaches Jon Cooper and Rick Bowness.

Tampa Bay Lightning Top 25 Under 25: Near Misses

Call them "fringe players" if you must, but the Tampa Bay Lightning have a few quality players that didn't quite make the cut for the top 25, but deserve to be mentioned anyways.

Top 25 Under 25: Tampa Bay Lightning

The staff at Raw Charge set out to decide -- who are the top 25 players under 25 years old in the Tampa Bay Lightning organization? Aside from some expected consensus at the top, you may be surprised by the results.

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