USA Hockey National Team Development Program
|National Team Development Program (NTDP)|
|League||United States Hockey League|
|Founded||1996 (In the NAHL)|
|Home arena||USA Hockey Arena|
Red, White, Blue
|Head coach||Danton Cole, Don Granato|
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. 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." While enrolled in the NTDP, players stay with billet families.
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.
2015–16 Under-18 Team
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|#||S/P/C||Player||Pos||Ht||Wt||DoB||Hometown||Previous team||College commitment|
|31||Scheel, AdamAdam Scheel||G||6' 2"||184 lb||1999-05-01||Lakewood, Ohio||Cleveland Barons U16 (Midget AAA)||Notre Dame|
|32||Inamoto, TylerTyler Inamoto||D||6' 1"||186 lb||1999-05-06||Barrington, Illinois||Shattuck U16 (Midget AAA)||Wisconsin|
|33||St. Cyr, DylanDylan St. Cyr||G||5' 7"||163 lb||1999-05-23||Northville, Michigan||Honeybaked U16 (Midget AAA)||Michigan|
|34||Cassetti, JoeyJoey Cassetti||F||6' 2"||176 lb||1999-02-28||Pleasanton, California||Oakland Jr. Grizzlies U16 (Midget AAA)||Boston College|
|37||Tkachuk, BradyBrady Tkachuk||F||6' 0"||176 lb||1999-09-16||St. Louis, Missouri||St. Louis Blues U16 (Midget AAA)||Boston University|
|38||Slaggert, GrahamGraham Slaggert||F||5' 11"||184 lb||1999-04-06||South Bend, Indiana||Chicago Mission U16 (Midget AAA)||Notre Dame|
|39||Norris, JoshJosh Norris||F||6' 0"||181 lb||1999-05-05||Oxford, Michigan||Oakland Jr. Grizzlies U16 (Midget AAA)||Michigan|
|41||Maniscalco, JoshJosh Maniscalco||D||6' 0"||208 lb||1999-02-17||Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania||Shattuck Prep (Midget AAA)||Minnesota|
|42||Dhooghe, SeanSean Dhooghe||F||5' 2"||136 lb||1999-03-09||Aurora, Illinois||Chicago Mission U16 (Midget AAA)||Ohio State|
|43||Hughes, QuinnQuinn Hughes||D||5' 8"||157 lb||1999-10-14||Orlando, Florida||Toronto Marlboros (Midget AAA)||Michigan|
|45||Knoepke, NateNate Knoepke||D||6' 3"||191 lb||1999-04-08||Farmington, Minnesota||Lakeville South (USHS–MN)||Minnesota|
|46||Mismash, GrantGrant Mismash||F||6' 0"||182 lb||1999-02-19||Edina, Minnesota||Shattuck Prep (Midget AAA)||North Dakota|
|47||Cockerill, LoganLogan Cockerill||F||5' 8"||160 lb||1999-03-03||Brighton, Michigan||Belle Tire U16 (Midget AAA)||Boston University|
|49||Hernandez, RandyRandy Hernandez||F||5' 11"||165 lb||1999-01-12||Miami, Florida||Florida Alliance U16 (Midget AAA)||None|
|50||Lodnia, VanyaVanya Lodnia||F||5' 9"||171 lb||1999-08-31||Novi, Michigan||Erie (OHL)||None|
|51||Farrance, DavidDavid Farrance||D||5' 10"||191 lb||1999-06-23||Victor, New York||Syracuse Jr. Stars U16 (Midget AAA)||Boston University|
|52||Tortora, JacobJacob Tortora||F||5' 6"||151 lb||1999-07-25||Victor, New York||Don Mills Flyers (Midget AAA)||Boston College|
|53||Barratt, EvanEvan Barratt||F||5' 11"||170 lb||1999-02-18||Bristol, Pennsylvania||Team Comcast U16 (Midget AAA)||Penn State|
|55||Kemp, PhilPhil Kemp||D||6' 3"||186 lb||1999-02-12||Greenwich, Connecticut||Brunswick (USHS–CT)||Brown|
|56||Gildon, MaxMax Gildon||D||6' 2"||179 lb||1999-05-17||Plano, Texas||Dallas Stars U16 (Midget AAA)||None|
|57||Reedy, ScottScott Reedy||F||6' 1"||187 lb||1999-04-04||Prior Lake, Minnesota||Shattuck Prep (Midget AAA)||Minnesota|
|58||Walsh, ReillyReilly Walsh||D||5' 10"||170 lb||1999-04-21||Andover, New Hampshire||Proctor (USHS–NH)||Harvard|
As of the 2008–09 season, more than 45 NTDP alumni were playing in the National Hockey League. 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. 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.
- "USA Hockey National Team Development Program 2009–10 Media Guide" (PDF). USA Hockey. 2009. Retrieved 2010-04-09.
- 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.
- Morreale, Mike G. (2010-03-31). "NTDP's move to USHL has worked perfectly". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2010-04-09.
- "Americans star at NHL Draft". USA Hockey. Retrieved 2010-06-30.