Every NHL team looks to have a franchise player; a player they can center their team around and who they hope will lead them to a Stanley Cup victory.
Many teams in the NHL have this player already, and those who don't look to either trade for that type of player or draft one.
Young players are the best to develop into franchise players, as they can then hopefully lead the team for years and keep the team contending for a long time.
Currently, there are plenty of young players in the NHL leading their teams to great success and many to the Stanley Cup.
Many of them are under 25 years old.
Here are 25 players under 25 years of age who are franchise players you'd want to build your team around.