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Vote on the CBJ Top 25 Under 25

Who are your favorite young players and prospects?

NHL: Columbus Blue Jackets at Philadelphia Flyers Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

As the long, desolate offseason drags on, it’s time to occupy ourselves with a new activity: a Top 25 Under 25 list! This has become a popular feature on hockey blogs in recent years, and we did one ourselves two years ago. Here was that list:

  1. Brandon Saad
    2. Seth Jones
    3. Boone Jenner
    4. Ryan Murray
    5. Alexander Wennberg
    6. Zach Werenski
    7. Oliver BJORKSTRAND
    8. Joonas Korpisalo
    9. Pierre-Luc Dubois
    10. Sonny Milano
    11. William Karlsson
    12. Anton Forsberg
    13. Dean Kukan
    14. Josh Anderson
    15. Lukas Sedlak
    16. Daniel Zaar
    17. Paul Bittner
    18. T.J. Tynan
    19. Dillon Heatherington
    20. Elvis Merzlikins
    21. Oscar Dansk
    22. Gabriel Carlsson
    23. Vitaly Abramov
    24. Markus Hannikainen
    25. Scott Harrington

Quite a trip down memory lane, huh? Some will rise, some will fall, and others have left the organization entirely through trade or free agency.

Last time, just the writers voted. This time, we’re going to open it up to the entire Cannon community. I compiled a list of 55 eligible players, based on Elite Prospect’s organizational depth chart. I pulled all of the players with a birth year of 1993 or later. In the form, I’ve grouped the players first by current Columbus Blue Jackets, then Cleveland Monsters, then players who will be in Europe or juniors this season.

You can fill out the embedded form below, or click this link. Voting will be open through the weekend, then starting in the middle of next week we’ll begin a daily countdown through the month of August. Also in August, the entire SB Nation NHL family will be releasing a leaguewide Top 25 Under 25, which I’m sure will feature a few Columbus players. Keep your eyes peeled for that series as well.