BCP Top Leafs Under 25

Here at BCP the only thing we love more than Leaf prospects are lists. We've decided to compile our list of top Leaf players under the age of 25 and will seek to update the list regularly.

These rankings will tend to favour players who we perceive to have high ceilings over those who are more projectable as replacement-level or slightly above NHLers.  Each player is given a likelihood of achieving a pre-defined series of ceilings and an impact factor is applied to each of these ceilings.  The sum of these results provides us with an overall ranking for the player.

Unlike some other prospect lists, we don't generally skew upward or downward for position -- if we think a goalie is likely to work out then we have no problem putting him at or near the top of our list.

February 15th update: Luke Schenn's struggles start to concern Leaf fans.  Mueller quietly having a great season with the Marlies.  McKegg lighting it up since the trade to London.  Josh Leivo is a prospect that the Leafs shouldn't forget about -- better than PPG on a pretty average scoring team in Sudbury.

February 28th update:  Carter Ashton joins the Leafs and brings an element of size to the Leafs group.

June 23rd update: Leafs add a couple good prospects in Rielly and Finn, as well as James Van Riemsdyk, a powerforward type with the ability to score 30 goals.

October 20th update: Part way through the CHL season and Rielly and Finn have stood out early on.

1. Phil Kessel
2. Morgan Rielly
3. James Van Riemsdyk
4. Jake Gardiner
5. Nazem Kadri
6. Joe Colborne
7. James Reimer
8. Matt Finn
9. Stuart Percy
10. Matt Frattin
11. Carter Ashton
12. Jesse Blacker
13. Tyler Biggs
14. Greg McKegg
15. Brad Ross
16. Korbinian Holzer
17. Josh Leivo
18. Nicolas Deschamps
19. Jerry D'Amigo
20. Mark Owuya