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2019 Raw Charge top 25 under 25 in the Tampa Bay Lightning organization kick-off

Everyone’s favorite summer hockey blog tradition is here.

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July is for three things: waterparks, nearly passing out while mowing the lawn, and ranking the top twenty five players under twenty five years old in the Tampa Bay Lightning organization.

With still two months to go before the new season begins, we have to pass the time here at the blog somehow. And what better way than arguing about ranking players with an arbitrary age cut off? Just like last year, we’re inviting you to help us in this endeavor. To submit a vote, you can use the ranking tool in the link below.

Click here to submit your vote.

If you have any questions, post in the comments and we’ll check in regularly to answer them. Otherwise, use the comments to get an early start on your arguments for who should be ranked where.

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

2018 Raw Charge To 25 Under 25 Rankings

Player Raw Charge Rank
Player Raw Charge Rank
Andrei Vasilevskiy 1
Brayden Point 2
Mikhail Sergachev 3
Cal Foote 4
Anthony Cirelli 5
Taylor Raddysh 6
Mathieu Joseph 7
Adam Erne 8
Boris Katchouk 9
Alex Volkov 10
Erik Cernak 11
Connor Ingram 12
Mitchell Stephens 13
Slater Koekkoek 14
Dominik Masin 15
Jake Dotchin 16
Alex Barré-Boulet 17
Alexey Lipanov 18
Dennis Yan 19
Carter Verhaeghe 20
Oleg Sosunov 21
Jonne Tammela 22
Otto Somppi 23
Daniel Walcott 24
Gabriel Fortier 25

We’re going to see some changes at the top and bottom of the list this year. Andrei Vasilevskiy is no longer eligible so we’ll get a new number one. Brayden Point seems like a lock for that spot but we’ll have to wait for the final votes to confirm that.

But after Point, everything else is up for debate. The second half of the list is particularly in flux. Connor Ingram, Slater Koekkoek, and Jake Dotchin are all not only ineligible for this list but also gone from the organization. And toward the bottom, Jonne Tammela headed back to Finland while Daniel Walcott aged out of the rankings.

The more people respond, the more fun going through the results will be so we encourage everyone to participate. You don’t have to be an expert to cast a vote. Look back through Justin and Lauren’s coverage from this season and you should have enough information to fill out a ballot.

We’ll keep the survey open through Friday evening. Our articles covering each player including the results of the reader and writer rankings will start next Monday. Until then, have fun making your lists. We all enjoy a good ranking so click the link and get started.

Click here to submit your vote.