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2019 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Eligible players

There are 55 eligible players, including 11 who saw NHL ice time last season.

NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at Dallas Stars Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Second City Hockey will begin its 2019-20 preseason Top 25 Under 25 rankings series with three introductory articles prior to opening voting at 5 p.m. Monday, July 29. There will be a staff and community ranking system, with profiles based on rankings starting to roll out Monday, Aug. 5.

The Blackhawks under-25 player pool is starting to turn around with some top-end talent. We’ve already touched on the six players that have graduated or departed from Second City Hockey’s 2018-19 mid-season Top 25 Under 25 rankings, so we’ll focus on the eligible players for the upcoming list. The age cutoff is Oct. 1, 2019.

There are six spots up for grabs, and some new faces will push the lower tier players out. The Blackhawks have added 15 players to the eligibility pool: Alexander Nylander (21), Reese Johnson (21), Dmitri Osipov (22), Aleksi Saarela (22), Chase Marchand (23), John Quenneville (23), Dominik Kubalik (24), Dylan McLaughlin (24), Nick Moutrey (24) and six more from the 2019 NHL draft.

Nylander and Quenneville were ranked Nos. 11 and 12, respectively, last August by SB Nation’s Sabres and Devils team sites. Kubalik was unranked by the Kings site and the Hurricanes site does not conduct a T25U25 series. Those rankings are reflected below as are players’ ages at the cutoff date.

2019 Blackhawks T25U25: Eligible players

Last ranking Player Age Position 2019-20 team
Last ranking Player Age Position 2019-20 team
1 Alex DeBrincat 21 LW/RW NHL
3 Adam Boqvist 19 RHD NHL/AHL
5 Dylan Strome 22 C NHL
6 Ian Mitchell 20 RHD NCAA Denver
7 Nicolas Beaudin 19 LHD AHL
9 Dylan Sikura 24 LW/RW NHL/AHL
10 Philipp Kurashev 19 C AHL
11 Brendan Perlini 23 LW/RW NHL
Alex Nylander 21 LW/RW NHL/AHL
12 Jake Wise 19 C NCAA Boston
John Quenneville 23 F NHL/AHL
13 David Kampf 24 F NHL
14 Evan Barratt 20 C NCAA Penn State
15 MacKenzie Entwistle 20 C/RW AHL
16 Carl Dahlstrom 24 LHD NHL/AHL
17 Chad Krys 21 LHD AHL
18 Niklas Nordgren 19 RW Liiga HIFK
20 Lucas Carlsson 22 LHD AHL
22 Tim Soderlund 21 LW/RW AHL
23 Brandon Hagel 21 LW AHL
25 Artur Kayumov 21 LW KHL Lokomotiv
Aleksi Saarela 22 C/LW NHL/AHL
Reese Johnson 21 C AHL
Dominik Kubalik 24 LW NHL/AHL
Andrei Altybarmakyan 21 RW KHL Sochi
Dominic Basse 18 G TBD
Kirby Dach 18 C NHL/WHL Saskatoon
Victor Ejdsell 24 C/LW SHL Färjestad BK
Joshua Ess 20 LHD NCAA Wisconsin
Parker Foo 21 LW NCAA Union
Alexandre Fortin 22 LW AHL
Mathias From 21 LW/RW Allsvenskan MODO
Jakub Galvas 20 LHD Liiga Jukurit
Dennis Gilbert 22 LHD AHL
Alexis Gravel 19 G QMJHL Halifax
Mikael Hakkarainen 21 C AHL
Matthew Highmore 23 C/LW NHL/AHL
Graham Knott 22 C/LW AHL
Roope Laavainen 21 RHD Liiga HPK
Kevin Lankinen 24 G AHL
Chase Marchand 23 G AHL/ECHL
Dylan McLaughlin 24 C AHL
Cole Moberg 18 RHD WHL Prince George
Nick Moutrey 24 C/LW AHL
Nathan Noel 22 C AHL
Dmitri Osipov 22 RHD AHL
Wouter Peeters 20 G Liiga Tappara
Jack Ramsey 23 RW AHL
Jake Ryczek 21 RHD AHL
Antti Saarela 18 LW/RW Liiga Ilves
Ryan Shea 22 LHD NCAA Northeastern
Josiah Slavin 20 LW NCAA Colorado College
Michal Teply 18 LW WHL Winnipeg
Joni Tuulola 23 LHD AHL
Alex Vlasic 18 LHD NCAA Boston