The Blackhawks are a little more than halfway through their 2018-19 season, so it’s time for Second City Hockey to unveil its midseason Top 25 Under 25 series.
The biggest change from the rankings in August is the departure of No. 1 Nick Schmaltz, who was traded to Arizona for forwards Brendan Perlini and Dylan Strome in a swap involving three former first-round draft picks. Both new acquisitions made the midseason list.
The midseason list is grouped into rankings compromised of five players per article opposed to the daily single player profile format in August.
All rankings are calculated on a composite score based on votes from SCH’s six writers.
The age cutoff will remain the same at Oct. 1, 2018.
SCH’s Top 25 Under 25 midseason rankings
No. 1: Winger Alex DeBrincat
No. 2: Right-handed defenseman Henri Jokiharju
No. 3: Right-handed defenseman Adam Boqvist
No. 4: Goaltender Collin Delia
No. 5: Center Dylan Strome
No. 6: Right-handed defenseman Ian Mitchell
No. 7: Left-handed defenseman Nicolas Beaudin
No. 8: Winger Dominik Kahun
No. 9: Winger Dylan Sikura
No. 10: Center Philipp Kurashev
No. 11: Winger Brendan Perlini
No. 12: Center Jake Wise
No. 13: Forward David Kampf
No. 14: Forward Evan Barratt
No. 15: Forward MacKenzie Entwistle
No. 16: Left-handed defenseman Carl Dahlstrom
No. 17: Left-handed defenseman Chad Krys
No. 18: Right winger Niklas Nordgren
No. 19: Left-handed defenseman Gustav Forsling
No. 20: Left-handed defenseman Lucas Carlsson
No. 21: Left-handed defenseman Blake Hillman
No. 22: Winger Tim Söderlund
No. 23: Left winger Brandon Hagel
No. 24: Winger John Hayden
No. 25: Winger Artur Kayumov