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Top 25 Under 25

Top 25 Under 25: Ryan O’Rourke brings the pain at No. 12

O’Rourke plays a rough-and-tumble style and is good at a lot of things. Will that be enough to earn him a spot on the Wild roster by the age of 22?

Top 25 Under 25: Vladislav Firstov moves up to No. 13

Another Wild prospect from Russia has been producing well at the UConn for some time now.

Top 25 under 25: Daemon Hunt pops up at 14

With nothing more to prove in the WHL, can Hunt impress at camp?

Top 25 Under 25: Jack Peart drums up a spot at No. 15

The 2021 second-round selection has modern top-four defenseman written all over him.

Top 25 Under 25: Jack McBain repeats at No. 16

The Boston College center and 2018 third-round pick is coming off of an impressive junior year with the Eagles.

Top 25 Under 25: Mason Shaw bounced back from injury for No. 17

With a fresh new contract, the undersized forward looks to breakout

Top 25 Under 25: Alex Khovanov is an enigma wrapped in a riddle at No. 18

One of the Wild’s most interesting prospects is back again on our list.

Top 25 Under 25: Nikita Nesterenko makes his mark at No. 19

The 2019 sixth-round pick cracks our list after having a breakout season at Boston College.

Top 25 Under 25: Hunter Jones comes in at No. 20 for second year in a row

The former 2019 second-round pick is once again the first goalie in our rankings.

Top 25 Under 25: Ivan Lodnia hopeful to take the next step at No. 21

After a year off due to injury, Lodnia needs to develop in the AHL.

Top 25 Under 25: Damien Giroux brings grit and leadership to spot No. 22

The Wild finally have some strong centerman prospects in the pipeline, but they’ll still need tough supplemental scoring and strong leadership. Damien Giroux could fill that role.

Top 25 Under 25: Kyle Masters joins loaded blue line hopefuls at No. 23

A defenseman that has been lauded for his projectability, Masters is joining the low ranks of our Top 25 Under 25.

Top 25 Under 25: Caedan Bankier joins ranking at No. 24

After being selected in the third round last month, Bankier joins the Wild youngsters and on our Top 25 Under 25 ranking.

Top 25 Under 25: Simon Johansson opens it up at No. 25

The journeyman Swedish blueliner has impressed over the last year or so, making his debut on our T25U25 ranking.

Top 25 Under 25: Honorable Mentions

Some players were just on the outside of our ranking.

Top 25 Under 25: Missed the cut

A look into the players that are still eligible, but just weren’t anywhere near our rankings of the Wild’s Top 25 Under 25.

Top 25 Under 25: Who has recently graduated from the list?

Before we get to the 2021 list, let’s look at the players that have graduated from the list.

Top 25 Under 25: It’s that time of year again

We got some new faces and some old(ish) ones.

Top 25 Under 25: Kevin Fiala earns top spot

After his breakout season for the Wild, the young forward will hopefully succeed under the newfound pressure.

Top 25 Under 25: The hype-machine that is Kirill Kaprizov takes the No. 2 spot

The most anticipated Wild draft pick since Marian Gaborik will finally make his Minnesota debut in 2020-21.

Top 25 Under 25: Marco Rossi full speed ahead at #3

The 2020 ninth-overall pick debuts in the top three just two months after being selected by the Wild.

Top 25 Under 25: Joel Eriksson Ek takes his spot at #5

The young forward has established himself in the top-six and is going to be here for a while.

Top 25 Under 25: Matthew Boldy goes from first round to #4

The offensively-gifted 2019 first-rounder is finally up to speed at Boston College and lighting the lamp for the Eagles.

Top 25 Under 25: Jordan Greenway slots in at #6

The 23-year-old hasn’t quite lived up to our expectations from a few years ago, but he’s more than deserving of this ranking.

Top 25 Under 25: Kaapo Kähkönen is #7 in his final year on the list

The 24-year-old netminder made his NHL debut last season.

Top 25 Under 25: Alexander Khovanov hangs in there at #8

The up-and-down Russian prospect is currently in the minor league of the KHL, but if he can keep his temper in check, he should still impress in the pros.

Top 25 Under 25: CHL’s top scorer Adam Beckman slides in at #9

After a breakout year in the WHL, the 2018 third-rounder cracks the top ten.

Top 25 Under 25: Calen Addison scores a spot in the top 10

The former Penguins prospect is out to prove he was much more than a throw-in for Jason Zucker.

Top 25 Under 25: Nico Sturm debuts at #11

After a good first season of professional hockey, Sturm nearly snuck into the top ten of our list

Top 25 Under 25: Brennan Menell jumps up to #12

Despite moving to the KHL for this season, the talented offensive defenseman jumped up six spots on our list.

Top 25 Under 25: Connor Dewar glides into #13

The 21-year-old is coming off his first professional season with the Iowa Wild and straight into No. 13 on our list.

Top 25 Under 25: Marat Khusnutdinov gives us hope at #14

The 2020 second-rounder has jumped into the top-15 of our ranking.