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2015 Sabres Top 25 Under 25: A Review

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Eichel is the crown jewel for a young core that is ready to take off.

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The 25 Under 25 series has once again come to an end, highlighting the stockpile of great talent the Sabres have compiled. As always it was a tough list to put together, especially when it came to ordering #2-5.

Four of us took part in the rankings, Andy, myself, Calvin and Ryan. We each ordered the Sabres players from one to 30, to make it easier when it comes to players that only appear in some people's top 25. I added up all the totals ranked them from least to greatest. The list actually had a bonus 26th member, since I counted both Brendan Guhle and Nick Deslauriers as #16.

Here is the complete list, along with each writer's personal rankings. We ranked the players by value to the Sabres, as in, "Would you trade this player for the player below him?"

Rank Name Position Andy Jack Calvin Ryan
1 Jack Eichel C 1 1 1 1
2 Ryan O'Reilly C 2 2 2 2
3 Evander Kane LW 4 3 3 3
4 Rasmus Ristolainen D 3 4 7 4
5 Sam Reinhart C 5 6 4 5
6 Zemgus Girgensons C 6 5 6 6
7 Zach Bogosian D 8 7 5 7
8 Mark Pysyk D 7 9 8 8
9 Robin Lehner G 9 8 9 10
10 Johan Larsson LW 10 11 10 11
11 Jake McCabe D 11 12 13 9
12 Justin Bailey RW 12 13 14 12
13 Marcus Foligno LW 15 10 12 15
14 Hudson Fasching RW 13 15 11 14
15 Nicholas Baptiste RW 14 14 16 13
16 (T) Brendan Guhle D 17 16 19 16
16 (T) Nick Deslauriers LW 16 19 15 18
17 Calvin Petersen G 18 18 21 17
18 William Carrier LW 20 21 18 19
19 Linus Ullmark G 19 22 17 20
20 Vaclav Karabacek LW 22 20 20 21
21 Eric Cornel C 23 17 24 24
22 Anthony Florentino D 21 23 27 22
23 Evan Rodrigues RW 26 24 23 26
24 Tim Schaller LW 28 25 22 25
25 Gustav Possler LW/RW 27 27 25 28
26 Brycen Martin D 24 26 X 27
27 Jonas Johansson G 25 30 26 29
28 Connor Hurley C 30 X X 28
29 Devante Stephens D 29 X X 30
30 Will Borgen D X 28 X X

The Top 25 Under 25 comes to an end at a perfect time, just when the Sabres report to camp. Summer is over, hockey is back, and many of these top players will be skating in Buffalo starting tomorrow.

Are there any surprises for you? Would your list have looked differently? Let us know below.