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2018 Los Angeles Kings Top 25 Under 25: The Countdown Begins

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The votes are tallied. Your rundown of the top young Kings’ players is imminent.

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The results are in! After over 100 reader votes and contributions from our hard-working staff here at the site, we’re getting ready to unveil our Top 25 Under 25 list to you.

This year, there were 37 players to choose from, thanks to two years of full drafts and some aggressive free agent signings. There has been some turnover from last year’s list, however. Jonny Brodzinski is the only player to have aged out, as he turned 25 in June. And while the Kings haven’t been too active on the trade market, five players have dropped off of the list either due to trades (Zac Leslie), not receiving a contract (Steven Johnson, Jacob Friend, Justin Auger), or being waived in order to be released from a contract (Damir Sharipzyanov).

Will last year’s champion, Adrian Kempe, retain his spot on the throne? How will surprise roster mainstays like Alex Iafallo and Mike Amadio fare? Where does the speedy Rasmus Kupari rank? You’ll find out very soon.

We’ll be posting daily; tomorrow we kick things off with the players who just barely missed the cut. The countdown begins in earnest on Monday. In case you want a one-stop shop for all of your organizational needs, bookmark this page, which will be updated as each player is revealed.

Do you have guesses for the top five? Top ten? The whole list? Leave them here in the comments and compete for bragging rights over your superior guessing skills.

Jewels from the Crown Top 25 Under 25, 2018 Edition

Honorable Mentions
Number 25: Markus Phillips
Number 24: Alexander Dergachyov
Number 23: Austin Strand
Number 22: Bokondji Imama
Number 21: Chaz Reddekopp

Number 20: Kurtis MacDermid
Number 19: Spencer Watson
Number 18: Sheldon Rempal
Number 17: Austin Wagner
Number 16: Alex Lintuniemi

Number 15: Drake Rymsha
Number 14: Mikey Eyssimont
Number 13: Jacob Moverare
Number 12: Matt Villalta
Number 11: Mikey Anderson

Number 10: Akil Thomas
Number 9: Mike Amadio
Number 8: Daniel Brickley
Number 7: Cal Petersen
Number 6: Rasmus Kupari

Number 5: Alex Iafallo
Number 4: Jaret Anderson-Dolan
Number 3: Kale Clague
Number 2: Adrian Kempe
Number 1: Gabe Vilardi