Pittsburgh Penguins Youth Movement: Top 5 Under 25

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Nov 26, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman

Olli Maatta

(3) skates up ice against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the third period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Penguins won 4-3 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Penguins are becoming a team in transition. While they’ve long been built around young stars Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Marc-Andre Fleury, and Kris Letang, that core is now firmly in their prime and entering the latter half of their careers.

Crosby, Malkin, and Letang are all nearing 30, while Fleury has already surpassed the milestone marker.

While the Pens are nowhere near the point of moving on from these veteran superstars, it is time for the organization to ensure that they have strong young talent coming down the pipeline, ensuring their future success is secure.

With that in mind, here are the top 5 Penguins under the age of 25: