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You voted, and the reader-determined Top 25 Under 25 results are in!

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So last week we opened up the Top 25 Under 25 series to the readers to vote. 64 of you took us up on the offer, and here are the aggregated reader and staff results. (As before, click on the player name for their write-up.)

Reader Rank

Staff Rank

Player

1

1

Mark Stone

2

2

Mika Zibanejad

3

3

Patrick Wiercioch

4

4

Cody Ceci

5

5

Curtis Lazar

6

6

Jean-Gabriel Pageau

7

7

Shane Prince

8

9

Matt Puempel

9

8

Nick Paul

10

12

Thomas Chabot

11

16

Colin White

12

15

Alex Chiasson

13

13

Matt O'Connor

14

10

Mikael Wikstrand

15

14

Fredrik Claesson

16

17

Jared Cowen

17

11

Tobias Lindberg

18

20

Marcus Hogberg

19

18

Andreas Englund

20

24

Ben Harpur

21

19

Ryan Dzingel

22

22

Max McCormick

23

27

Gabriel Gagne

24

25

Buddy Robinson

25

26

Filip Chlapik

26

21

Cole Schneider

27

28

Chris Driedger

28

30

Filip Ahl

29

23

Francis Perron

30

29

Vincent Dunn

31

T-33

Alex Guptill

32

T-35

Christian Wolanin

33

T-35

Christian Jaros

34

T-35

Shane Eiserman

35

32

Troy Rutkowski

36

T-35

Quentin Shore

37

T-35

Chris Leblanc

38

T-33

Rob Baillargeon

38

T-35

Miles Gendron

40

T-35

Joel Daccord

T-41

T-35

Travis Ewanyk

T-41

31

Kelly Summers

And now for some thoughts on the rankings:

  • 64 people is a pretty big number. Thanks to everyone who participated! With only 11 staff participating, it's easy for players to fall through the cracks. In the staff ratings, eight players received no votes. In the reader rankings, only two players got no votes.
  • Interestingly, one of the players with no reader votes, Kelly Summers, received votes from both Ary and Adnan in the staff rankings. As Ary would say, #KellySummersForever
  • Looks like we brainwash you all pretty well here, since the top seven on both lists were the same
  • Readers seemed to think the staff were a little too optimistic on Wikstrand (four lower), Lindberg (six), Schneider (five), and Perron (six).
  • The readers voted White five spots higher than the staff did. I wonder if this is because of how much his tires have been pumped in the media since the draft.
  • Shout-out to the person who voted Jared Cowen in all 25 spots (and sadly, your votes didn't count)
  • Speaking of which, the readers voted both Cowen and Chiasson higher than the staff. So maybe we're a little too quick to dismiss players not meeting expectations.

So there you have it. A big thank you to everyone who took the time to put their voice into this exercise. And as always, thanks for reading!