The top 25 Flyers prospects under 25

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Broad Street Hockey asked me to contribute a list of my top 25 Flyers prospects under the age of 25 back in August. They ran a series of posts on the topic that also featured Anthony SanFilippo, Dustin Leed, Frank Seravalli, Bill Meltzer, and the BSH crew.

It was an honor to be asked and to be included in such a high profile group.

Not being above facing possible ridicule — Oh, hey there, Niko Hovinen — I opted to publish the list here for public consumption. Have at it, everyone.

  1. Claude Giroux
  2. Sean Couturier
  3. Brayden Schenn
  4. Jakub Voracek
  5. Wayne Simmonds
  6. Luke Schenn
  7. Erik Gustafsson
  8. Scott Laughton
  9. Marc-Andre Bourdon
  10. Nick Cousins
  11. Eric Wellwood
  12. Niko Hovinen
  13. Marcel Noebels
  14. Brandon Manning
  15. Oliver Lauridsen
  16. Zac Rinaldo
  17. Petr Placek
  18. Matt Mangene
  19. Cal Heeter
  20. Shayne Gostisbehere
  21. Fredrik Larsson
  22. Tyler Brown
  23. Tye McGinn
  24. Valeri Vasiliev
  25. Jason Akeson

For the record, I think Placek will be a classic late bloomer.

What does your list look like?