Real hockey is coming up very soon, with the start of the Traverse City prospects tournament (stay tuned tomorrow for a preview and open thread!), and in the meantime we’ve killed time by doing our annual countdown of the 25 best young players in the Columbus Blue Jackets organization. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the voting!
The full list of articles can be found here.
By the numbers
Biggest riser: Jordan Dumais (#23 in 2022, #10 in 2023)
Second place: James Malatesta (#27 in 2022, #18 in 2023)
It feels fitting that the two players here faced off in the championship series for the QMJHL.