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Top 25 Under 25: Number 25 Dylan Samberg

The Jets 2017 second round pick makes his inaugural appearance.

2017 NHL Draft - Portraits Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

2017 Dylan Samberg came to the Winnipeg Jets from the United States High School system, specifically the vaunted Minnesota league. The problem is it is incredibly hard to tell how good Samberg is because high school hockey, no matter how highly thought of the league is, is still high school sports. That said, Samberg has some interesting tools that make him an intriguing prospect. He was over a point-per-game last year with his high school team. He finished the season with the Waterloo Blackhawks of the USHL, but only played in six games so it is impossible to draw any conclusions from those games.

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Dylan Samberg is a giant question mark. This is due in large part to the fact that he was drafted out of the USHS - a league that supplies relatively few NHLers. That being said, there is a lot to like about Samberg. He's big, he skates very well and his game is notably dynamic. Samberg has a real shot of making team USA at this year's World Juniour Hockey Championships. He is definitely raw, but there is some real upside here.


Samberg is Stanley Light. A long term project, Samberg has caught the attention of USA Hockey, and will be playing his first season with Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth. His enthusiasm and curiosity for the game has me also labelling him a "Schiefele brother from another mother". Time will tell.