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Bruins Top 25 Under 25

David Pastrnak (sign him, Don) is the Bruins’ brightest star at #1

We’ve come to the top of the list. Did you expect someone else?

Charlie McAvoy is here and is #2. Get excited.

BU's wunderkind blueliner has entered the system full time. Is it hockey time, yet?

Brandon Carlo is a foundational column of the new Boston defense at #3

After making a huge impression in his first year, Carlo’s development will largely be in learning from his debut.

Frank Vatrano is ready for a breakout season at #4

Frankie V has never seen a shot he couldn’t take, and the Bruins are thankful for that.

Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson at #5 asks not what his team can do for him, but what he can do for his team

You have no idea how long I’ve waited to write that headline.

Anders Bjork’s standout year at Notre Dame propels him to #6

Notre Dame may be gone from Hockey East, but their best player left a big impression.

Danton Heinen’s run in Providence has boosted his stock up to #7

Heinen led the P-Bruins in postseason scoring. Can that translate into long-term NHL success?

Jake DeBrusk’s prolific time in Providence earns him the #8 spot

Scores a lot, assists more, and is now gunning for a spot at left wing in Boston!

Austin Czarnik’s looking to go for the full season stay at #9

He played half a season, can he make the full-time jump?

Peter Cehlarik’s two-way play will have him gunning for a roster spot at #10

A goal leader in Providence is looking to make the big jump this year. Can he pull it off?

Zach Senyshyn’s quietly dissuading doubt at #11

There’s a lot of scrutiny about this young man, he knows it, and he’s out to set the record straight.

Zane McIntyre is the hope of Boston goaltending at #12

Can he finally win the backup job?

Ryan Donato Rising Up Prospect Ranks at #13

Local prospect rapidly climbing to top of prospect pool

Trent Frederic’s two-way play at Wisconsin earned him his #15

Wisconsin was super lucky to have him, and he’ll likely only get better from here on

Sean Kuraly’s on the rise at #16

Boston playoff hero, Providence stalwart...but can he find a way onto the main roster full time?

T25 u25 #17: Jakub Zboril continues his path to quiet stardom

The Bruins prospect may not have the flashiness of his team-mate and Sens prospect Thomas Chabot, but he’s just as good.

Rob O’Gara flew under the radar at #18

Matt Grzelcyk’s assist-making skills make a valuable future asset for #19

The Former BU Captain was an invaluable wealth-spreader in Providence. Could he find himself called upon to be a Boston Bruin soon?

Pesky Jesse Gabrielle will be making his case at #20

A gritty little pest whose modeled his game on Brad Marchand. What’s not to love?

T25 under 25 #21: Urho Vaakanainen is potentially a key asset for the future B’s blueline

He’s only 18, but the Finn is already playing in one of the best leagues in the world and preparing for an NHL career

Top 25 Under 25: Local Boy Ryan Fitzgerald takes the #22 spot

After 4 years at Boston College, Ryan Fitzgerald will don the Gold and Black in Providence.

Ryan Lindgren - an under-the-radar defensive prospect at #23

Injury derailed this defenseman’s first university season, but he has time to develop

He’s slipped, but there remains hope for Malcolm Subban at #24

Plenty of fans would rather the team give up on him, but that’d be dumb.

Anton Blidh is a fringe (but interesting) prospect at #25

The Swede plays hard, but can he crack the lineup regularly?

Top 25 Under 25: Honorable Mentions

Not every Bruin under the age of 25 made the cut, but that doesn’t mean we can’t showcase them!

Top 25 Under 25 2017: PUBLIC RANKINGS!

There are a lot of U25 Bruins. Come help us rank them!

Top 25 under 25 number 24 is Frank Vatrano!

Sometimes it can be a long, winding road just to get to the NCAA

Ryan Fitzgerald at 23rd on our top 25 under 25

Rob O'Gara is our 22nd under-25 prospect

Yale's star defenseman is a year away from pro hockey, but developing steadily.

Forsbacka-Karlsson is 21st in the 25-under-25

By the time this decade is out, we will have a swede in our center depth.

Brandon Carlo is our 20th under 25

Sticks his tongue out and works his way into 20th on our top 25 under 25 list

Brian Ferlin is our 19th best

The final under-25 with NHL experience finally makes the grade!