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Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: How Second City Hockey voted on 2018-19 midseason rankings

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Alex DeBrincat was a unanimous selection at No. 1.

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For the first time in site history, Second City Hockey unveiled an updated midseason Top 25 Under 25 series on Blackhawks players and prospects. And now it’s time for another first — unveiling the votes.

SCH started doing a T25U25 series back in 2014, but hasn’t showed the ballots casted by its staff members until now. All ballots were finalized Jan. 8.

Alex DeBrincat took the top spot at No. 1 by a unanimous vote. Defensemen Henri Jokiharju and Adam Boqvist, goaltender Collin Delia and center Dylan Strome rounded out the top five. Strome, who was acquired from Arizona in November, was also ranked No. 5 by SB Nation’s Coyotes site Five For Howling in August.

Defenseman Blake Hillman (No. 21) and wingers Brandon Hagel (No. 23), John Hayden (No. 24) and Artur Kayumov (No. 25) all made the list despite not receiving votes from at least two ballots.

Wingers Andrei Altybarmakyan and Alexandre Fortin, goaltender Alexis Gravel and defenseman Darren Raddysh all received votes, but did not make the list.

SCH T25U25 2018-19 midseason breakdown

Ranking Player Highest Ranking Lowest Ranking
Ranking Player Highest Ranking Lowest Ranking
1 Alex DeBrincat 1 1
2 Henri Jokiharju 2 - BR/DM/ML/NR 3 - BC/SB
3 Adam Boqvist 2 - BC/SB 4 - NR
4 Collin Delia 3 - NR 6 - BR
5 Dylan Strome 4 - BR/DM/ML 6 - BC/SB
6 Ian Mitchell 4 - BC 6 - DM/ML/NR
7 Nicolas Beaudin 7 - BC/DM 9 - SB
8 Dominik Kahun 7 - BR/NR 8 - BC/DM/ML/SB
9 Dylan Sikura 7 - SB 13 - DM
10 Philipp Kurashev 9 - NR 11 - BR/ML
11 Brendan Perlini 9 - BR/ML 13 - DM
12 Jake Wise 10 - BR 17 - NR
13 David Kampf 12 - DM 15 - BC
14 Evan Barratt 10 - SB 17 - BR
15 MacKenzie Entwistle 12 - SB 18 - BC
16 Carl Dahlstrom 11 - DM 18 - BR/ML
17 Chad Krys 19 - DM/SB 16 - BC/BR/NR
18 Niklas Nordgren 12 - BR 25 - DM
19 Gustav Forsling 17 - SB 24 - BR
20 Lucas Carlsson 19 - BR 24 - SB
21 Blake Hillman 20 - BR Unranked - BC/DM
22 Tim Soderlund 22 - BR 25 - BC
23 Brandon Hagel 20 - BC Unranked - BR/SB
24 John Hayden 17 - DM Unranked - BR/ML/NR
25 Artur Kayumov 21 - DM Unranked - NR/SB

SCH’s T25U25 2018-19 midseason votes

Ranking Brandon Brad Dave Matt Nick Shalyn
Ranking Brandon Brad Dave Matt Nick Shalyn
1 DeBrincat DeBrincat DeBrincat DeBrincat DeBrincat DeBrincat
2 Boqvist Jokiharju Jokiharju Jokiharju Jokiharju Boqvist
3 Jokiharju Boqvist Boqvist Boqvist Delia Jokiharju
4 Mitchell Strome Strome Strome Boqvist Delia
5 Delia Mitchell Delia Delia Strome Mitchell
6 Strome Delia Mitchell Mitchell Mitchell Strome
7 Beaudin Kahun Beaudin Beaduin Kahun D. Sikura
8 Kahun Beaudin Kahun Kahun Beaudin Kahun
9 D. Sikura Perlini D. Sikura Perlini Kurashev Beaudin
10 Kurashev Wise Kurashev D. Sikura D. Sikura Barratt
11 Perlini Kurashev Dahlstrom Kurashev Perlini Wise
12 Wise Nordgren Kampf Wise Dahlstrom Entwistle
13 Barratt D. Sikura Perlini Barratt Entwistle Kampf
14 Nordgren Kampf Entwistle Kampf Kampf Perlini
15 Kampf Entwistle Barratt Entwistle Barratt Kurashev
16 Krys Krys Wise Nordgren Krys Dahlstrom
17 Dahlstrom Barratt Hayden Krys Wise Forsling
18 Entwistle Dahlstrom Forsling Dahlstrom Nordgren Nordgren
19 Forsling Carlsson Krys Forsling Carlsson Krys
20 Hagel Hillman Carlsson Carlsson Raddysh Fortin
21 Hayden Gravel Kayumov Hillman Hillman Gravel
22 Carlsson Soderlund Altybarmakyan Hagel Hagel Hillman
23 Kayumov Kayumov Soderlund Soderlund Soderlund Soderlund
24 Altybarmakyan Forsling Hagel Kayumov Altybarmakyan Carlsson
25 Soderlund Altybarmakyan Nordgren Altybarmakyan Gravel Hayden