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2017 Top 25 Under 25

2017 Los Angeles Kings Top 25 Under 25, #1: Adrian Kempe

For the first time, it wasn’t unanimous, but the 21-year-old Swede’s dynamic talents (and immediate NHL opportunities) helped him top our countdown.

2017 Los Angeles Kings Top 25 Under 25, #2: Gabriel Vilardi

The new face of the Kings’ prospect pool? Probably, but there’s no rush for LA’s brightest draft prospect in a decade.

2017 Los Angeles Kings Top 25 Under 25, #3: Jonny Brodzinski

A nifty shootout move in China was just the latest move in Brodzinski’s bid for an NHL gig in 2017-18.

2017 Los Angeles Kings Top 25 Under 25, #4: Kale Clague

The 2016 second-rounder has only gotten better since the Kings grabbed him in the NHL Draft.

2017 Los Angeles Kings Top 25 Under 25, #5: Michael Amadio

After an explosive final year in juniors, Amadio didn’t miss a beat in his first AHL season.

2017 Los Angeles Kings Top 25 Under 25, #6: Jaret Anderson-Dolan

He was overshadowed by LA’s first-round pick back in June, but training camp has given Anderson-Dolan a chance to prove why he’s so highly regarded.

2017 Los Angeles Kings Top 25 Under 25, #7: Spencer Watson

Small, undersized, but a good scorer? Sounds familiar...

2017 Los Angeles Kings Top 25 Under 25, #8: Cal Petersen

2017 Los Angeles Kings Top 25 Under 25, #9: Austin Wagner

What’s that? You want the Kings to get faster? This guy can help.

2017 Los Angeles Kings Top 25 Under 25, #10: Jacob Moverare

The Swede looks to take on a larger role in the OHL after spending some time with LA’s best defensemen (and one of 2018’s best as well).

2017 Los Angeles Kings Top 25 Under 25, #11: Justin Auger

No longer exempt from waivers, the long shot looks to impress during the preseason.

2017 Los Angeles Kings Top 25 Under 25, #12: Alex Iafallo

The undrafted forward is already turning heads at rookie camp.

2017 Los Angeles Kings Top 25 Under 25, #13: Alex Lintuniemi

It's a crucial year for the second-rounder to make his name in LA.

2017 Los Angeles Kings Top 25 Under 25, #14: Markus Phillips

The puck-moving defenseman made big strides in his second OHL season, giving the Kings a potential fourth-round steal.

2017 Los Angeles Kings Top 25 Under 25, #15: Kurtis MacDermid

There’s more than meets the eye with this hard-hitting defenseman. If he continues to improve, does he have a real shot at cracking the NHL roster?

2017 Los Angeles Kings, Top 25 Under 25, #16: Zac Leslie

Now one of the veterans on the Reign, Leslie will look to put himself on the Kings’ radar.

2017 Los Angeles Kings Top 25 Under 25, #17: Mikey Anderson

This "throwback" defenseman will work on growing his offense at UMD.

2017 Los Angeles Kings Top 25 Under 25, #18: Boko Imama

The Kings reached out to Tampa Bay to stock their shallow prospect pool, betting Imama’s breakthrough season in the QMJHL is a sign of things to come.

2017 Los Angeles Kings Top 25 Under 25, #19: Chaz Reddekopp

LA’s had some luck with late-round picks, but Reddekopp is trying to become the first seventh-round defenseman to crack the Kings in this millennium. (Eventually.)

2017 Los Angeles Kings Top 25 Under 25, #20: Damir Sharipzianov

After four years in North America, the young defenseman looks for a KHL kickstart.

2017 Los Angeles Kings Top 25 Under 25, #21: Matt Villalta

Even by goalie standards, we’re not sure what to expect... but he had a hell of a season to build off of.

2017 Los Angeles Kings Top 25 Under 25, #22: Matt Luff

2017 Los Angeles Kings Top 25 Under 25: #23, Alexander Dergachyov

Playing in the KHL is pretty good for your development, unless you’re on the most loaded team in the league.

2017 Los Angeles Kings Top 25 Under 25, #24: Mikey Eyssimont

Yet another high-scoring SCSU prospect in the Kings’ pipeline!

2017 Los Angeles Kings Top 25 Under 25, #25: Drake Rymsha

The 2017 fifth-round pick recovered from a broken femur to put himself on the Kings’ radar last season. Can he keep on scoring?

2017 Top 25 Under 25: Help Us Rank LA’s Top Young Players and Prospects

Thirty players are eligible for our fifth edition of the Top 25 Under 25. Who will come out on top?