The 2016 Top 25 Avalanche Under 25 takes a look at #4, first-round selection Mikko Rantanen. Rantanen is the Colorado Avalanche’s top pick from 2015 and could be an impactful rookie for the team this coming season.

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Cole is Vancouver born but a Colorado native at heart, spending 21 years in the Denver and Boulder area. This CU Boulder graduate started covering the Avalanche with Mile High Hockey in 2011 and after four years took over briefly as the site's managing editor. After a year trapped in Chicago Blackhawk's territory Cole is back in Boulder writing on the Avalanche and their prospects.