When I started as a staff writer with Raw Charge last September, my first project was to begin a Top 25 Under 25 series, something many other SB Nation sites undertake. It was a first for Raw Charge, and despite getting off track and not finishing until April, it was a worthwhile endeavor and one we're undertaking again in the dog days of summer.
Following with the rules set out in last year's series, the guidelines were as follows:
- Players under the age of 25 (read: not yet 25 years old) as of August 1, 2014 were eligible, and players in any league (NHL, AHL, ECHL, NCAA, CHL, Europe, etc.) were eligible as long as they met the age requirement.
- Each ranker on the panel submitted their list of 25 players to me based on their own personal interpretation of "Top 25", and each player ranked was assigned points. A 1st place rank got a player 25 points, a 2nd place rank 24, and so on.