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|
|Colors||Red, White, Blue
|Head coach||Seth Appert
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.
From its founding until 2014–15, the program was based in Ann Arbor, MI, playing games at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube. However, following that season the Plymouth Whalers of the OHL relocated, freeing up the what was then known as the Compuware Arena. USA Hockey purchased the facility from Peter Karmanos, renamed it the USA Hockey Arena and moved the NTDP to Plymouth.
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 plus occasional friendlies. The NTDP teams previously competed in the North American Hockey League until 2009.
2017–18 Under-18 Team
As of October 19, 2017.
|#||S/P/C||Player||Pos||Ht||Wt||DoB||Hometown||Previous team||College commitment|
|1||DeRidder, DrewDrew DeRidder||G||5' 10"||159 lb||2000-05-01||Fenton, Michigan||Cedar Rapids (USHL)||Michigan State|
|5||Samuelsson, AdamAdam Samuelsson||D||6' 5"||222 lb||2000-06-21||San Diego, California||Connecticut Jr. Rangers U16 (Midget AAA)||Boston College|
|7||Janicke, TrevorTrevor Janicke||F||5' 9"||173 lb||2000-12-25||Maple Grove, Minnesota||Maple Grove (USHS–MN)||Notre Dame|
|8||Hain, GavinGavin Hain||F||6' 3"||190 lb||2000-04-03||Grand Rapids, Minnesota||Grand Rapids (USHS–MN)||North Dakota|
|9||Weiss, TylerTyler Weiss||F||5' 10"||140 lb||2000-01-03||Raleigh, North Carolina||Don Mills Flyers (Midget AAA)||Boston University|
|10||Emberson, TyTy Emberson||D||6' 0"||192 lb||2000-05-24||Eau Claire, Wisconsin||Eau Claire Memorial (USHS–WI)||Wisconsin|
|11||O'Brien, JayJay O'Brien||F||6' 0"||175 lb||1999-11-04||Hingham, Massachusetts||Thayer Academy (USHS–MA)||Providence|
|12||Wise, JakeJake Wise||F||5' 10"||185 lb||2000-02-28||Reading, Massachusetts||Central Catholic (USHS–MA)||Boston University|
|14||DeBoer, JackJack DeBoer||F||6' 2"||179 lb||2000-08-17||Madison, New Jersey||Salisbury (USHS–CT)||Boston University|
|15||Wilde, BodeBode Wilde||D||6' 2"||193 lb||2000-01-24||Birmingham, Michigan||Chicago Mission U16 (Midget AAA)||Michigan|
|16||Middendorf, ErikErik Middendorf||F||6' 0"||173 lb||2000-07-11||Scottsdale, Arizona||Phoenix Jr. Coyotes U16 (Midget AAA)||Denver|
|17||Gruden, JonathanJonathan Gruden||F||5' 11"||158 lb||2000-05-04||Rochester, Michigan||HoneyBaked U16 (Midget AAA)||Miami|
|18||Wahlstrom, OliverOliver Wahlstrom||F||6' 1"||198 lb||2000-06-13||Quincy, Massachusetts||Shattuck-St. Mary's Prep (Midget AAA)||Harvard|
|19||Miller, K'AndreK'Andre Miller||D||6' 3"||192 lb||2000-01-21||Minnetonka, Minnesota||Minnetonka (USHS–MN)||Wisconsin|
|20||Pivonka, JakeJake Pivonka||F||5' 11"||189 lb||2000-02-28||Naperville, Illinois||Chicago Mission U16 (Midget AAA)||Notre Dame|
|21||Goldowski, JakeJake Goldowski||F||6' 2"||175 lb||2000-05-07||Thornhurst, Pennsylvania||Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights U16 (Midget AAA)||Penn State|
|23||Samuelsson, MattiasMattias Samuelsson||D||6' 3"||206 lb||2000-03-14||Voorhees, New Jersey||Northwood Junior (Midget AAA)||Michigan|
|24||Giles, PatrickPatrick Giles||F||6' 4"||186 lb||2000-01-03||Chevy Chase, Maryland||Skipjacks Hockey Club U16 (Midget AAA)||Boston College|
|25||Stastney, SpencerSpencer Stastney||D||5' 9"||165 lb||2000-01-04||Mequon, Wisconsin||Chicago Mission U16 (Midget AAA)||Notre Dame|
|27||King, D. J.D. J. King||D||6' 3"||222 lb||2000-08-07||Northport, New York||Mississauga Rebels (Midget AAA)||None|
|28||Farabee, JoelJoel Farabee||F||5' 11"||147 lb||2000-02-25||Cicero, New York||Selects Hockey Academy U16 (Midget AAA)||Boston University|
|30||Mor, JonathanJonathan Mor||G||6' 3"||198 lb||2000-07-20||Highland Park, Illinois||Chicago Young Americans U18 (Midget AAA)||None|
2017–18 Under-17 Team
As of October 4, 2017.
|#||S/P/C||Player||Pos||Ht||Wt||DoB||Hometown||Previous team||College commitment|
|31||Rowe, CameronCameron Rowe||G||6' 1"||185 lb||2001-06-01||Wilmette, Illinois||Team Illinois U16 (Midget AAA)||Omaha|
|32||York, CamCam York||D||5' 11"||160 lb||2001-01-06||Anaheim Hills, California||Shattuck-St. Mary's Prep (Midget AAA)||Boston College|
|33||Thrun, HenryHenry Thrun||D||6' 1"||184 lb||2001-03-13||Southborough, Massachusetts||St. Mark's (USHS–MA)||Harvard|
|34||Siedem, RyanRyan Siedem||D||6' 2"||186 lb||2001-02-26||Madison, New Jersey||Avon Old Farms (USHS–CT)||Boston College|
|35||Knight, SpencerSpencer Knight||G||6' 3"||193 lb||2001-04-20||Darien, Connecticut||Avon Old Farms (USHS–CT)||Boston College|
|36||Vlasic, AlexAlex Vlasic||D||6' 5"||189 lb||2001-06-06||Wilmette, Illinois||Chicago Mission U16 (Midget AAA)||Boston University|
|37||Warren, MarshallMarshall Warren||D||5' 11"||161 lb||2001-04-21||Laurel Hollow, New York||North Jersey Avalanche U16 (Midget AAA)||Harvard|
|38||Fensore, DomenickDomenick Fensore||D||5' 6"||140 lb||2001-09-08||Thornwood, New York||P. A. L. Jr. Islanders U16 (Midget AAA)||Quinnipiac|
|39||McCarthy, CaseCase McCarthy||D||6' 1"||193 lb||2001-01-10||Clarence Center, New York||Buffalo Jr. Sabres U16 (Midget AAA)||Boston University|
|40||Helleson, DrewDrew Helleson||D||6' 2"||168 lb||2001-03-27||Farmington, Minnesota||Shattuck-St. Mary's U16 (Midget AAA)||Boston College|
|41||Caulfield, JuddJudd Caulfield||F||6' 2"||197 lb||2001-03-20||Grand Forks, North Dakota||Grand Forks Central (USHS–ND)||North Dakota|
|42||Lindmark, OwenOwen Lindmark||F||6' 0"||170 lb||2001-05-18||Naperville, Illinois||Chicago Mission U16 (Midget AAA)||Wisconsin|
|43||Hughes, JackJack Hughes||F||5' 9"||157 lb||2001-05-15||Orlando, Florida||Toronto Marlboros (Midget AAA)||None|
|44||Weight, DannyDanny Weight||F||5' 11"||187 lb||2001-05-02||Lattingtown, New York||P. A. L. Jr. Islanders U16 (Midget AAA)||Boston College|
|45||Rolston, RyderRyder Rolston||F||5' 11"||149 lb||2001-11-01||Birmingham, Michigan||Little Caesars U16 (Midget AAA)||Notre Dame|
|46||Moynihan, PatrickPatrick Moynihan||F||5' 10"||175 lb||2001-01-24||Millis, Massachusetts||Noble & Greenough (USHS–MA)||Boston College|
|47||Farrell, SeanSean Farrell||F||5' 8"||168 lb||2001-11-03||Hopkinton, Massachusetts||St. Mark's (USHS–MA)||Harvard|
|48||Turcotte, AlexAlex Turcotte||F||5' 11"||184 lb||2001-02-27||Island Lake, Illinois||Chicago Mission U16 (Midget AAA)||Wisconsin|
|49||Boldy, MatthewMatthew Boldy||F||6' 0"||175 lb||2001-04-06||Millis, Massachusetts||Dexter Southfield (USHS–MA)||Boston College|
|51||Gildon, MichaelMichael Gildon||F||6' 0"||184 lb||2001-06-22||Plano, Texas||Dallas Stars U16 (Midget AAA)||None|
|52||Beecher, JohnJohn Beecher||F||6' 2"||201 lb||2001-04-06||Elmira, New York||Salisbury (USHS–CT)||Michigan|
|53||Zegras, TrevorTrevor Zegras||F||5' 11"||159 lb||2001-03-21||Bedford, New York||Avon Old Farms (USHS–CT)||Boston University|
|59||Caufield, ColeCole Caufield||F||5' 6"||146 lb||2001-01-03||Stevens Point, Wisconsin||Stevens Point (USHS–WI)||None|
As of the 2008–09 season, more than 45 NTDP alumni were playing in the National Hockey League. This includes Patrick Kane, Erik Johnson and Auston Matthews, all 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. Matthews holds the record for most goals in a season with 55, Phil Kessel holds the all-time records in goals with 104. Clayton Keller, selected 7th overall by the Arizona Coyotes in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, holds the record for most assists in a season with 70 (breaking Jeremy Bracco's previous record of 64) and holds all-time record in points with 182.
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