The Top 5 NHL players 25 or under wearing #27

By Ken McKenna
Nick Bjugstad - Florida Panthers

Photo: Florida Panthers forward has produced 79 points (40G, 39A) in 153 games so far in his NHL career (courtesy of Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire)


The number 27 in hockey has had a few notable names associated with it over the years. Former NHL greats Frank Mahovlich, Darryl Sittler and, more recently, Scott Niedermayer all wore that number through their storied careers, with all three finding their way to the Hockey Hall of Fame once their playing days were over.

Aside from those three greats, however, #27 has not gained the cache that, say, the number 9 has earned over the years. But five NHL players 25 or under may change that perception if they can reach the potential that, with one exception, they have shown only glimpses of so far in their short NHL careers.

Here, then, are the top NHL players 25 or under that sport the number 27 on a nightly basis.