It’s finally here. In what’s been a strange year in hockey, our annual Top 25 Under 25 series gets underway four months later than usual. We kick things off, as is only reasonable, at number 25:
25. Maxime Lajoie (Reader Rank: 25, Last Year: 17)
Max Lajoie just barely hangs onto a spot in our annual countdown, with his handful of impressive NHL games counterbalanced by a pro resume that’s a bit lacklustre overall. Just 20 days ago, Shaan wrote a great piece outlining ways in which Lajoie’s development may have been mishandled.