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 (In the NAHL)
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.

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]


2015–16 Under-18 Team[edit]

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# S/P/C Player Pos Ht Wt DoB Hometown Previous team College commitment
31 Ohio Scheel, AdamAdam Scheel G 6' 2" 184 lb 1999-05-01 Lakewood, Ohio Cleveland Barons U16 (Midget AAA) Notre Dame
32 Illinois Inamoto, TylerTyler Inamoto D 6' 1" 186 lb 1999-05-06 Barrington, Illinois Shattuck U16 (Midget AAA) Wisconsin
33 Michigan St. Cyr, DylanDylan St. Cyr G 5' 7" 163 lb 1999-05-23 Northville, Michigan Honeybaked U16 (Midget AAA) Michigan
34 California Cassetti, JoeyJoey Cassetti F 6' 2" 176 lb 1999-02-28 Pleasanton, California Oakland Jr. Grizzlies U16 (Midget AAA) Boston College
37 Missouri Tkachuk, BradyBrady Tkachuk F 6' 0" 176 lb 1999-09-16 St. Louis, Missouri St. Louis Blues U16 (Midget AAA) Boston University
38 Indiana Slaggert, GrahamGraham Slaggert F 5' 11" 184 lb 1999-04-06 South Bend, Indiana Chicago Mission U16 (Midget AAA) Notre Dame
39 Michigan Norris, JoshJosh Norris F 6' 0" 181 lb 1999-05-05 Oxford, Michigan Oakland Jr. Grizzlies U16 (Midget AAA) Michigan
41 Pennsylvania Maniscalco, JoshJosh Maniscalco D 6' 0" 208 lb 1999-02-17 Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania Shattuck Prep (Midget AAA) Minnesota
42 Illinois Dhooghe, SeanSean Dhooghe F 5' 2" 136 lb 1999-03-09 Aurora, Illinois Chicago Mission U16 (Midget AAA) Ohio State
43 Florida Hughes, QuinnQuinn Hughes D 5' 8" 157 lb 1999-10-14 Orlando, Florida Toronto Marlboros (Midget AAA) Michigan
45 Minnesota Knoepke, NateNate Knoepke D 6' 3" 191 lb 1999-04-08 Farmington, Minnesota Lakeville South (USHS–MN) Minnesota
46 Minnesota Mismash, GrantGrant Mismash F 6' 0" 182 lb 1999-02-19 Edina, Minnesota Shattuck Prep (Midget AAA) North Dakota
47 Michigan Cockerill, LoganLogan Cockerill F 5' 8" 160 lb 1999-03-03 Brighton, Michigan Belle Tire U16 (Midget AAA) Boston University
49 Florida Hernandez, RandyRandy Hernandez F 5' 11" 165 lb 1999-01-12 Miami, Florida Florida Alliance U16 (Midget AAA) None
50 Michigan Lodnia, VanyaVanya Lodnia F 5' 9" 171 lb 1999-08-31 Novi, Michigan Erie (OHL) None
51 New York Farrance, DavidDavid Farrance D 5' 10" 191 lb 1999-06-23 Victor, New York Syracuse Jr. Stars U16 (Midget AAA) Boston University
52 New York Tortora, JacobJacob Tortora F 5' 6" 151 lb 1999-07-25 Victor, New York Don Mills Flyers (Midget AAA) Boston College
53 Pennsylvania Barratt, EvanEvan Barratt F 5' 11" 170 lb 1999-02-18 Bristol, Pennsylvania Team Comcast U16 (Midget AAA) Penn State
55 Connecticut Kemp, PhilPhil Kemp D 6' 3" 186 lb 1999-02-12 Greenwich, Connecticut Brunswick (USHS–CT) Brown
56 Texas Gildon, MaxMax Gildon D 6' 2" 179 lb 1999-05-17 Plano, Texas Dallas Stars U16 (Midget AAA) None
57 Minnesota Reedy, ScottScott Reedy F 6' 1" 187 lb 1999-04-04 Prior Lake, Minnesota Shattuck Prep (Midget AAA) Minnesota
58 New Hampshire Walsh, ReillyReilly Walsh D 5' 10" 170 lb 1999-04-21 Andover, New Hampshire Proctor (USHS–NH) Harvard

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, Erik Johnson, both of whom were drafted first overall in the NHL Entry Draft, and Jack Eichel, who was drafted second overall in 2015. 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.[4] 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 "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. ^ "Americans star at NHL Draft". USA Hockey. Retrieved 2010-06-30.