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Revisiting the top 20 prospects

Related Topics: Darryl Sutter, Ryan Francis

Back in the summer, our writing team compiled our annual Top 20 prospects list. Since then, these prospects have played a lot of games. With the 2020-21 season winding down for many of these youngsters, let’s see how the Top 20 prospects have fared this season.

The top 20

#1 – D Juuso Valimaki

After a brief stint in SM-Liiga with Ilves, Valimaki has been an NHL regular all season. He’s seemingly become a pet project of Darryl Sutter, who’s been taking him in and out of the lineup in an effort to apparently build consistency.