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Top 25 Under 25 2015

The Top 25 Under 25 years of age in the Tampa Bay Lightning system (junior-aged players, college players, minor-leaguers or members of the Lightning roster).ranked before the 2015-16 season.

Top 25 Under 25: #7 Anthony DeAngelo

At 5'10" and 176 pounds, Anthony DeAngelo looks a lot like a forward. But in reality, he's a mobile, offensive blueliner. DeAngelo checks in at #7 and as the second highest ranked prospect on the Top 25 Under 25.

Top 25 Under 25: #8 Vladislav Namestnikov

The forward lands his highest ranking in our list in three years.

Top 25 Under 25: #10 Cedric Paquette

While his offensive upside is limited, forward Cedric Paquette showed tremendous gains in the defensive side of his game, used as part of an effective shutdown trio in the Stanley Cup Final by head coach Jon Cooper.

Top 25 Under 25: #11 Slater Koekkoek

The defensive prospect flourished in his first AHL season and - more importantly - went the whole season without another shoulder injury. He lands at number 11 on our countdown.

Top 25 Under 25: #12 Nikita Nesterov

A quick stint in the NHL as an injury replacement turned into much, much more, as Nikita Nesterov displaced Mark Barberio on the Lightning depth chart and played his way into 17 playoff games last spring.

Top 25 Under 25: #13 Brayden Point

Small. Skilled. Center. Where have we heard this before? He may not by Tyler Johnson, but he sure looks a lot like him. Brayden Point comes in at #13 on the 2015 Raw Charge Top 25 Under 25.

Top 25 Under 25: #14 Andrej Sustr

At 6'7", Andrej Sustr is a towering blueliner from the Czech Republic. He's still finding his way in the NHL and has some learning to do. And as a right handed defenseman with substantial height, the Lightning will afford him that chance to develop.

Top 25 Under 25: #15 Jonathan Marchessault

Following a continuing trend, the forward who joined the Crunch late in the 2013-2014 season breaks into our list at #15.

Top 25 Under 25: #16 Matt Peca

A lot is resting on this young man's shoulders in his first year as a professional, as the AHL Syracuse Crunch will likely lean on him heavily to provide scoring on a top line.

Top 25 Under 25: #17 Kristers Gudlevskis

All the raw talent is still there -- but with just one year left on his entry level contract, the time is now for Latvian goalender Kristers Gudlevskis to show he deserves to stick with the organization on a second contract.

Top 25 Under 25: #18 Nikita Gusev

A dynamic, highly skilled winger from Russia with size issues, Nikita Gusev is an exciting player to watch. However, the Russian Factor is certainly strong with him. A 7th round pick, he's developed into a potential superstar in the KHL. But will he

Top 25 Under 25: #19 Dominik Masin

The 19-year old Czech defenseman had a really good first year in North America cut short by injury.

Top 25 Under 25: #20 Adam Wilcox

Our first goaltender hits the countdown at #20 as former NCAA prospect Adam Wilcox finally signed a contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning and debuted as a pro with the Syracuse Crunch during the 2014-15 season.

Top 25 Under 25: #21 Dylan Blujus

Right handed defensemen are so hard to find especially with size. At 6'3" and 205 pounds, Blujus offers that size, but what's more impressive is the space between his ears.

Top 25 Under 25: #22 Yanni Gourde

Yanni Gourde takes his first spin around our rankings, coming in at 22.

Top 25 Under 25: #23 Dennis Yan

The first player to hit our countdown from the 2015 NHL Entry Draft is winger Dennis Yan, from the Shawinigan Cataractes.

Top 25 Under 25: #24 Joel Vermin

Forward Joel Vermin breaks into our Top 25 after missing out on the list completely last season.

Top 25 Under 25: #25 Tanner Richard

The Swiss centerman's fall down our ranks continues after another underwhelming sophomore season in the AHL with the Syracuse Crunch.

Top 25 Under 25: Near Misses

The countdown begins in earnest tomorrow, but we'll begin here with a handful of players that received some votes on the various rankers' lists, but didn't make the final cut.

Top 25 Under 25: Introduction

The 2015 Raw Charge Top 25 Under 25 begins now!