After a few days of voting, we have now set our order for the 2018 edition of the Flames Top 25 Under 25! I’d like to thank everybody who took the time to get their votes in to help us decide our order this year.
So our points system for the rankings broke down as follows:
- A 1st place vote would get you 25 points, a second place would get you 24 points and so on, a 25th place vote would get you 1 point, and anything 26th or lower would be 0 points.
With that in mind, here are the honourable mentions, and the rest.
#26: LW Brett Pollock
Voting Points: 217
Acquired from Dallas in February 2016
Had a strong second half and continues to improve after being an afterthought prospect coming into last season.
#27: D Josh Healey
Voting Points: 205
Signed in March 2017
Put up 4 assists in 50 games with Stockton. Fell from #25 in last year’s rankings.
#28: C Linus Lindstrom
Voting Points: 202
Drafted in 2016, 4th Round, Pick 96
Spent the year in Sweden, looked decent at the World Juniors as well.
#29: C Martin Pospisil
Voting Points: 163
Drafted in 2018, 4th Round, Pick 105
His 253 PIM in 49 games stands out, but he had a nice finish to the second half offensively.
#30: G Mason McDonald
Voting Points: 157
Drafted in 2014, 2nd Round, Pick 34
Struggled in the ECHL and looked out of place in the AHL.
#31: RW Zach Fischer
Voting Points: 111
Drafted in 2017, 5th Round, Pick 140
Ended up with Tri-City (WHL) and had 21 goals. Will turn pro in Stockton this year.
#32: LW Filip Sveningsson
Voting Points: 73
Drafted in 2017, 7th Round, Pick 202
Spent the year in the Swedish Hockey League and its minor system.
#33: C Milos Roman
Voting Points: 69
Drafted in 2018, 4th Round, Pick 122
32 points in 39 games with the Vancouver Giants (WHL).
#34-T: C Mathias Emilio Pettersen
Voting Points: 63
Drafted in 2018, 6th Round, Pick 167
Had 46 points in 60 games with Muskegon (USHL) last year.
#34-T: G Nick Schneider
Voting Points: 63
Signed with Calgary in September 2015
Struggled on a subpar Calgary Hitmen team, looks to turn pro next year. Was an honourable mention in last year’s Top 25 Under 25.
#36: LW Dmitri Zavgorodny
Voting Points: 52
Drafted in 2018, 7th Round, Pick 198
Personally had him much higher on my list, played in Rimouski (QMJHL) last year and put up 26 goals as a 17 year old.
#37: LW Demetrious Koumontzis
Voting Points: 49
Drafted in 2018, 4th Round, Pick 108
Most recently played high school hockey in Minnesota.
#38: LW Pavel Karnaukhov
Voting Points: 44
Drafted in 2015, 5th Round, Pick 136
Spent time with CSKA Moscow and their affiliate last year.
#39: C Mitchell Mattson
Voting Points: 17
Drafted in 2016, 5th Round, Pick 126
21 points with Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL) last year.
Not really a lot of surprises but it’s disappointing to see Mason McDonald continue to fall on our list after using a second round pick on him. No surprises that the 2018 picks are outside the Top 25, but I think they do have some potential to turn into good players down the road.
Watch out for #25 to come out either this weekend or early next week! Were there any players that you think should have been ranked higher? Leave a comment to tell us what you think thus far!