USA Hockey National Team Development Program

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National Team Development Program (NTDP)
US NTDP logo.svg
City Plymouth, Michigan
League United States Hockey League
Division East
Founded 1996
Home arena USA Hockey Arena

Red, White, Blue

Owner(s) USA Hockey
Head coach Danton Cole, Don Granato
Franchise history
1996–present USNTDP

The National Team Development Program (NTDP) was started in 1996 by USA Hockey as a way to identify elite ice hockey players in the country under the age of 18, and centralize their training.[1] There are two teams in the program, an Under-17 squad and an Under-18 squad. The teams are both based in Plymouth, Michigan. The stated goal of the NTDP is "to prepare student-athletes under the age of 18 for participation on U.S. National Teams and success in their future hockey careers. Its efforts focus not only on high-caliber participation on the ice, but creating well-rounded individuals off the ice."[1] While enrolled in the NTDP, players stay with billet families and attend Pioneer High School.[1]

After the 2014-15 Season the program left Ann Arbor for the USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan.[2]

The Under-17 and Under-18 teams play games domestically against opponents in the United States Hockey League (Under-17 and Under-18 teams) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (Under-18 team), as well as three international tournaments for each team. The NTDP teams have also competed in the North American Hockey League in the past.[3]


2014-15 Under-18 Team[edit]

As of January 16, 2015.[4]

# S/P/C Player Pos Ht Wt DoB Hometown Previous team College commitment
1 Washington, D.C. Lackey, MichaelMichael Lackey G 6' 3" 214 lb 1997-05-06 Washington, D.C Phillips Exexter (USHS–NH) Harvard
2 New Jersey Masonius, JosephJoseph Masonius D 6' 0" 180 lb 1997-02-17 Spring Lake, New Jersey New Jersey (EJHL) Connecticut
3 Texas Jones, CalebCaleb Jones D 6' 0" 194 lb 1997-06-06 Frisco, Texas Dallas Stars U16 (Midget AAA) None
4 Massachusetts Fitzgerald, CaseyCasey Fitzgerald D 5' 11" 186 lb 1997-02-25 North Reading, Massachusetts Valley Jr. Warriors (Midget AAA) Boston College
7 Missouri Tkachuk, MatthewMatthew Tkachuk F 6' 1" 188 lb 1997-12-11 St. Louis, Missouri St. Louis Blues U16 (Midget AAA) None
9 Missouri Kunin, LukeLuke Kunin F 5' 11" 188 lb 1997-12-04 Chesterfield, Missouri St. Louis Blues U16 (Midget AAA) Wisconsin
10 Michigan Boka, NicholasNicholas Boka D 6' 1" 197 lb 1997-09-08 Plymouth, Michigan Compuware U16 (Midget AAA) Michigan
11 Michigan Warren, BrendanBrendan Warren F 6' 0" 191 lb 1997-05-07 Carleton, Michigan Compuware U16 (Midget AAA) Michigan
12 New York Greenway, JordanJordan Greenway F 6' 5" 222 lb 1997-02-16 Potsdam, New York Shattuck-Saint Mary's U16 (Midget AAA) Boston University
15 Iowa Evers, ChristianChristian Evers D 6' 2" 206 lb 1997-05-25 Waukee, Iowa Omaha Lancers U16 (Midget AAA) North Dakota
16 Illinois Floodstrand, MichaelMichael Floodstrand F 5' 11" 175 lb 1997-01-06 Hinsdale, Illinois Chicago Mission U16 (Midget AAA) Harvard
17 New York Bracco, JeremyJeremy Bracco F 5' 9" 173 lb 1997-03-17 Freeport, New York New Jersey (EHL) Boston College
19 Arizona Matthews, AustonAuston Matthews F 6' 2" 194 lb 1997-09-17 Scottsdale, Arizona Arizona Bobcats U16 (Midget AAA) None
20 New York Thompson, TageTage Thompson F 6' 2" 160 lb 1997-10-30 Oyster Bay, New York P.A.L. Junior Islanders U16 (USPHL) Connecticut
21 Illinois Fischer, ChristianChristian Fischer F 6' 1" 212 lb 1997-04-15 Wayne, Illinois Chicago Mission U16 (Midget AAA) None
22 Michigan Gabriele, GrantGrant Gabriele D 6' 1" 167 lb 1997-04-17 Brighton, Michigan Compuware U16 (Midget AAA) Western Michigan
23 Colorado Terry, TroyTroy Terry F 5' 11" 160 lb 1997-09-10 Highlands Ranch, Colorado Indiana (USHL) Denver
24 New York Ruggiero, StevenSteven Ruggiero D 6' 3" 200 lb 1997-01-01 Kings Park, New York Youngstown (USHL) Providence
25 New York McAvoy, CharlieCharlie McAvoy D 6' 0" 206 lb 1997-12-21 Long Beach, New York New Jersey (EHL) Boston University
27 Massachusetts White, ColinColin White F 6' 0" 183 lb 1997-01-30 Hanover, Massachusetts Nobles (USHS–MA) Boston College
28 Ohio Roslovic, JackJack Roslovic F 6' 1" 182 lb 1997-01-29 Columbus, Ohio Ohio Blue Jackets U16 (Midget AAA) Miami
29 Missouri Opilka, LukeLuke Opilka G 6' 1" 192 lb 1997-02-27 St. Louis, Missouri St. Louis Blues U16 (Midget AAA) None

2014-15 Under-17 Team[edit]

As of January 16, 2015.[5]

# S/P/C Player Pos Ht Wt DoB Hometown Previous team College commitment
32 Minnesota Oettinger, JakeJake Oettinger G 6' 3" 196 lb 1998-12-18 Lakeville, Minnesota Lakeville North (USHS–MN) Boston University
33 Maryland McPhee, GrahamGraham McPhee F 5' 11" 172 lb 1998-07-24 Bethesda, Maryland Shattuck-Saint Mary's U16 (Midget AAA) Boston College
34 Missouri Frederic, TrentTrent Frederic F 6' 1" 192 lb 1998-02-11 St. Louis, Missouri St. Louis Blues U16 (Midget AAA) Wisconsin
35 Missouri Woll, JosephJoseph Woll G 6' 2" 190 lb 1998-07-12 Dardenne Prairie, Missouri St. Louis Blues U16 (Midget AAA) Boston College
36 Florida Pastujov, NickNick Pastujov F 6' 0" 195 lb 1998-01-21 Bradenton, Florida Honeybaked U16 (Midget AAA) Michigan
37 Illinois Keller, ClaytonClayton Keller F 5' 9" 165 lb 1998-07-29 Swansea, Illinois Shattuck-Saint Mary's U16 (Midget AAA) Boston University
38 Illinois Sanchez, JamesJames Sanchez F 6' 1" 176 lb 1998-02-25 Northbrook, Illinois Chicago Young Americans U16 (Midget AAA) Michigan
39 Minnesota Anderson, JoeyJoey Anderson F 5' 11" 189 lb 1998-06-19 Roseville, Minnesota Hill-Murray (USHS–MN) Minnesota–Duluth
40 Idaho Walker, ZachZach Walker F 6' 0" 185 lb 1998-08-02 Boise, Idaho Colorado Thunderbirds U16 (Midget AAA) Boston College
41 Michigan Lockwood, WilliamWilliam Lockwood F 5' 10" 151 lb 1998-06-20 Bloomfield Hills, Michigan Oakland Jr. Grizzlies U16 (Midget AAA) Michigan
42 California Khodorenko, PatrickPatrick Khodorenko F 5' 11" 204 lb 1998-10-13 Walnut Creek, California Honeybaked U16 (Midget AAA) None
43 New York Greenway, JamesJames Greenway D 6' 4" 204 lb 1998-04-27 Potsdam, New York Shattuck-St. Mary's U16 (Midget AAA) None
44 Connecticut Krys, ChadChad Krys D 5' 11" 182 lb 1998-04-10 Ridgefield, Connecticut New Jersey U19 (Midget AAA) Boston University
45 Michigan Howdeshell, KeeghanKeeghan Howdeshell F 6' 0" 192 lb 1998-02-24 Brighton, Michigan Compuware U16 (Midget AAA) Ferris State
46 Missouri Martin, LukeLuke Martin D 6' 2" 200 lb 1998-09-20 St. Louis, Missouri St. Louis Blues U16 (Midget AAA) Michigan
47 Minnesota Lindgren, RyanRyan Lindgren D 5' 11" 194 lb 1998-02-11 Minneapolis, Minnesota Shattuck-St. Mary's U16 (Midget AAA) Minnesota
48 Michigan Suthers, KeenanKeenan Suthers F 6' 5" 187 lb 1998-04-27 Macomb, Michigan Compuware U16 (Midget AAA) Western Michigan
49 Michigan Jones, MaxMax Jones F 6' 2" 189 lb 1998-02-17 Rochester, Michigan Compuware U16 (Midget AAA) None
50 Michigan Campoli, MichaelMichael Campoli D 6' 2" 195 lb 1998-01-21 Ann Arbor, Michigan Lac St-Louis (Midget AAA) Boston College
51 New York Fox, AdamAdam Fox D 5' 10" 167 lb 1998-02-17 Jericho, New York Long Island Gulls U16 (Midget AAA) Harvard
52 New York Luce, GriffinGriffin Luce D 6' 2" 204 lb 1998-03-10 Williamsville, New York Connecticut Wolf Pack U16 (Midget AAA) Michigan
53 Minnesota Hellickson, MatthewMatthew Hellickson D 5' 11" 171 lb 1998-03-21 Rogers, Minnesota Rogers (USHS–MN) Notre Dame

Notable alumni[edit]

As of the 2008–09 season, more than 45 NTDP alumni were playing in the National Hockey League.[1] This includes Patrick Kane and Erik Johnson, both of whom were drafted first overall in the NHL Entry Draft. At the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, USNTDP alumni Patrick Kane and James van Riemsdyk were selected 1st and 2nd overall respectively, marking the first time in NHL history in which American born players were selected with the top two picks. At the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, 15 players with ties to the USNTDP were selected, including Jack Campbell and Cam Fowler.[6] Phil Kessel (taken 5th overall by the Boston Bruins) and Patrick Kane share the record for most goals in a season with 52, Kessel holds the all-time records in goals and points with 104 and 180 respectively.

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "USA Hockey National Team Development Program 2009–10 Media Guide" (PDF). USA Hockey. 2009. Retrieved 2010-04-09. 
  2. ^ Hicks, Justin P. (2015-04-22). "USA Hockey's move to Plymouth won't sink Ann Arbor Ice Cube, management says". MLive. Retrieved 2015-04-22. 
  3. ^ Morreale, Mike G. (2010-03-31). "NTDP's move to USHL has worked perfectly". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2010-04-09. 
  4. ^ "U.S. National Under-18 Roster". USA Hockey. Retrieved January 16, 2015. 
  5. ^ "U.S. National Under-17 Roster". USA Hockey. Retrieved January 16, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Americans star at NHL Draft". USA Hockey. Retrieved 2010-06-30.