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Ottawa Senators Top 25 Under 25, #5: Drake Batherson

Look, I need to start right off the bat with a spoiler here: we had a razor-thin margin between numbers four and five this year so I’ll go ahead and personally anoint Batherson 4B to tomorrow’s 4A this year and prevent any panic over The Drake falling a single spot in the rankings after years of climbing all the way to the top-four.

For a quick recap, Drake debuted on this list at #21 in 2017 coming off a fourth-round selection in the entry draft as an over-ager. The book basically went that Batherson seemed like a low-risk, decent-reward mystery selection after an unusual path to the draft and a well-timed growth spurt.