Islanders Top 25 Under 25

#1 on Top 25U25: Dear Mr. and Mrs. Tavares...

We conclude our list with a rubber stamp...and a letter home to parents.

Isles Top 25U25: Travis Hamonic hangs on to #2

In a ranking that shocked absolutely no one, Travis hangs on to #2.

Isles Top 25U25: At #3 Ryan Strome, pending star?

Temper your expectations and... aww hell, bring on the hype: Ryan Strome is almost here.

Isles Top 25U25: Bailey, not yet 24, in at #4

Every time someone counts Josh Bailey out, he scores his way back in.

Top 25U25: Nelson progressing all the way to #5

The "other" 2010 first-round pick's trajectory has proceeded according to plan.

Isles Top 25U25: #6 Cizikas steps into role

The Isles #53 can rock a forecheck and a mustache.

Isles Top 25U25: Nino the promising enigma at #7

As far as we know, his agent has not requested he be removed from this list.

Martin hits way to #8 on Isles Top 25 Under 25

The physical record hit-maker is valued but could add more to his game.

Don't Count Petrov Out Just Yet?

Kirill Petrov's agent says he could still sign with the Islanders in 2014-15.

Isles Top 25U25: Griffin Reinhart at #9

Last summer's top pick sneaks into our top 10 after another strong junior season.


Isles Top 25U25: #10 Matt Donovan, Streit Jr.?

After two years in Bridgeport, the Oklahoman and U. of Denver product is positioned to take an NHL role.

Isles Top 25U25: Ullstrom at #11, room for debate

Scratches, injuries and much fan debate surround the 24-year-old.

Top 25U25: Sundstrom, latest dreamy center at #12

A very concussion-like "upper body injury" may have been all that kept the Swede from being in the same conversation as Brock Nelson.

Isles Top 25U25: #13 Thomas Hickey, waiver gem

The best of the waiver claims shined once he finally got his NHL debut.

Islanders Top 25 Under 25: Ville Pokka at #14

Blueliners in juniors. Blueliners in college. Blueliners in high school. And one in the SM-Liiga.

Isles 25U25: Calvin de Haan, injury asterisk

Will the 2009 pick ever be healthy enough, long enough, for us to enjoy his skating and passing at the NHL level?

Isles Top 25U25: #16 Anders Lee, signed, delivered

The Minnesotan with big potential has our panel wondering if he can put it all together.

Isles Top 25 Under 25: New pro Mayfield at #17

The DU product got a taste of AHL life at the end of the season, where he hopes to adjust to the speed of the game in 2013-14.

Isles Top25U25: Kevin Poulin, trending down

If you're pessimistic on Kevin Poulin, he hasn't been the same since the injury -- or worse, perhaps that "same" was an illusion.

Isles Top 25U25: Adam Pelech, shutdown D?

Known for his defensive acumen heading into the 2012 NHL Draft, Pelech added some offense this year in his third season in the OHL.

Top 25U25: Pedan arrives in pros to be our Kaspar?

Pedan is one of several prospects who will elevate the size and snarl on the organization's blueline.

Isles Top 25 Under 25: Anders Nilsson at #21

The big Swede finally figured out what was ailing him this season, so 2013-14 could end up being a necessary fresh start.

Isles Top 25U25: John Persson at #22

If the skating pans out, they'll have another plus bottom-six forward.

Top 25U25 #23: Kirill Kabanov's latest detour

A serious injury slowed his rise, but we still have hope in the talented Russian.

Top 25 Under 25: At 24, which way for Aaron Ness?

The 2008 40th-overall draft pick is 23 and about to enter the third year of his ELC.

Top 25 Under 25: #25 Brenden Kichton, flight risk

Brenden Kichton is unlikely to sign with the Islanders, but we're still recognizing his talents on the way out the door.

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