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Top 25 San Jose Sharks Under 25

Top 25 Under 25: Mario Ferraro takes our No. 1 spot

Top 25 Under 25: No. 2 William Eklund, A New Hope

The 2021 seventh-overall pick is the most hyped Sharks prospect in a long time.

Top 25 Under 25: No. 3 Jonathan Dahlen is back on track

Heading into his sophomore season, Dahlen is still looking to prove he’s got top-6 staying power.

Top 25 Under 25: No. 4 Rudolfs Balcers was meant to be

Balcers has seized his opportunity after an unconventional route back to the team that drafted him.

Top 25 Under 25: No. 5 Ryan Merkley on ‘prove it’ watch

Merkley was on more than just the Sharks’ radar during the 2018 draft.

Top 25 Under 25: No. 6 Jasper Weatherby is new fan favorite

A nice guy, plus a hard-working center? The Sharks struck gold in drafting Jasper Weatherby.

Top 25 Under 25: No. 7 Nikolai Knyzhov has big summer ahead

A sports hernia kept the defender out all season — will he be ready for 2022-23?

Top 25 Under 25: No. 8 Thomas Bordeleau is ready for the show

From college hockey to the NHL, Bordeleau had himself a season.

Top 25 Under 25: No. 9 Noah Gregor is set to take the next step

A burst of offense to close out the season shifted the narrative on the speedy forward.

Top 25 Under 25: No. 10 Ozzy Wiesblatt flies under the radar

The headliner of the Sharks’ 2020 draft class will make the jump to the professional level this upcoming season.

Top 25 Under 25: No. 11 Tristen Robins already brings experience

Robins is back on track after suffering an MCL sprain during the 2020-21 season.

Top 25 Under 25: No. 12 Brandon Coe had a breakout year

He’s your 2021-22 Sharks Prospect of the Year.

Top 25 Under 25: No. 13 Jayden Halbgewachs needs to out-play his size

It’s been a journey for the pint-sized winger to figure out how to translate his skill to the next level, against bigger and stronger competition.

Top 25 Under 25: Can No. 14 Nick Merkley break through?

The now-Rangers forward boosted the Barracuda’s scoring, but results have varied at the NHL level.

Top 25 Under 25: No. 15 Nicolas Meloche, a D-corps mainstay?

The Colorado Avalanche — who drafted Meloche — were once high on the defender.

Top 25 Under 25: No. 16 Daniil Gushchin is on fire

Daniil Guschin reminds me a lot of Andrei Svechnikov.

Top 25 Under 25: No. 17 Jeffrey Viel adds sandpaper

Viel offers fourth-line grit and determination.

Top 25 Under 25: No. 18 Santeri Hatakka is a defensive diamond in the rough

There’s a lot to like about what our No. 18-ranked Finn brings to the table.

Top 25 Under 25: No. 19 John Leonard’s upside isn’t fully realized, yet

The 23-year-old became the odd man out this season, and now he’s playing for a new contract.

Top 25 Under 25: No. 20 Artemi Kniazev is making up for lost time

The hype was high on Kniazev in 2019, and with another year or two in the AHL, his two-way game can only get better.

Top 25 Under 25: No. 21 Scott Reedy has room to develop

His first professional season is going well for the 22-year-old.

Top 25 Under 25: No. 22 Adam Raska is a wrecking ball

The definition of intensity, Raska is quickly becoming a fan favorite in San Jose.

Top 25 Under 25: No. 23 Benjamin Gaudreau could be the goalie of the future

Gaudreau was projecting to be a first-round pick before the pandemic, but fell to the third round, 81st overall.

Top 25 Under 25: No. 24 Zach Sawchenko is playing for a new contract

Sawchenko will be a free agent this summer, and a new contract with the Sharks is on the line.

Top 25 Under 25: No. 25 Lane Pederson is carving his own path

The undrafted forward has fought for an NHL spot — now he needs to figure out what he’s going to do with it.

Top 25 Under 25: Honorable Mentions

Five players almost made the cut.

Deep Blue Sea: Don’t forget to rank Top 25 Sharks Under 25!

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Top 25 Under 25: Rank the 2021 edition

I think we should introduce a talent portion to the competition.

Top 25 Under 25: Has No. 20 Maxim Letunov made his case for the big club?

The 24-year-old has a chance to become a roster regular — what will he make of it?

Top 25 Under 25: No. 21 Tristen Robins is playing a bigger game than ever

Robins had to learn to outplay his size — now his size has caught up, and so has his game.

Top 25 Under 25: No. 22 Jayden Halbgewachs broke through with Barracuda

The undersized winger has proven himself time and again along the way — can he break through to the big league this year?

Top 25 Under 25: No. 23 Zach Gallant was once OHL’s most improved — what’s next?

This newcomer earned a contract at Sharks development camp, but also showed off a riskier side to his play.