USA Hockey National Team Development Program

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National Team Development Program (NTDP)
USA Hockey NTDP logo.svg
City Plymouth, Michigan
League United States Hockey League
Division East
Founded 1996 (in the NAHL)
Home arena USA Hockey Arena
Colors Red, White, Blue
Owner(s) USA Hockey
Head coach John Wroblewski
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]

As of April 5, 2016.[4]

# S/P/C Player Pos Ht Wt DoB Hometown Previous team College commitment
2 Missouri Martin, LukeLuke Martin (A) D 6' 2" 209 lb 1998-09-20 St. Louis, Missouri St. Louis Blues U16 (Midget AAA) Michigan
4 Connecticut Krys, ChadChad Krys (A) D 5' 11" 186 lb 1998-04-10 Ridgefield, Connecticut New Jersey Rockets U19 (Midget AAA) Boston University
7 Missouri Frederic, TrentTrent Frederic F 6' 2" 200 lb 1998-02-11 St. Louis, Missouri St. Louis Blues U16 (Midget AAA) Wisconsin
8 New York (state) Fox, AdamAdam Fox D 5' 10" 178 lb 1998-02-17 Jericho, New York Long Island Gulls U16 (Midget AAA) Harvard
9 Florida Pastujov, NickNick Pastujov F 6' 0" 195 lb 1998-01-21 Bradenton, Florida HoneyBaked U16 (Midget AAA) Michigan
10 Michigan Lockwood, WillWill Lockwood F 5' 11" 177 lb 1998-06-20 Bloomfield Hills, Michigan Oakland Jr. Grizzlies U16 (Midget AAA) Michigan
11 Michigan Howdeshell, KeeghanKeeghan Howdeshell F 6' 0" 198 lb 1998-02-24 Brighton, Michigan Compuware U16 (Midget AAA) Ferris State
12 Minnesota Hellickson, MatthewMatthew Hellickson D 6' 0" 183 lb 1998-03-21 Rogers, Minnesota Rogers (USHS–MN) Notre Dame
14 New York (state) Greenway, J. D.J. D. Greenway D 6' 4" 211 lb 1998-04-27 Potsdam, New York Shattuck U16 (Midget AAA) Wisconsin
15 Idaho Walker, ZachZach Walker F 6' 0" 201 lb 1998-08-02 Boise, Idaho Colorado Thunderbirds U16 (Midget AAA) Boston College
16 Illinois Sanchez, JamesJames Sanchez F 6' 1" 184 lb 1998-02-25 Northbrook, Illinois Chicago Young Americans U16 (Midget AAA) Michigan
17 Minnesota Anderson, JoeyJoey Anderson (A) F 5' 11" 194 lb 1998-06-19 Roseville, Minnesota Hill-Murray (USHS–MN) Minnesota–Duluth
18 Minnesota Lindgren, RyanRyan Lindgren (C) D 6' 0" 199 lb 1998-02-11 Minneapolis, Minnesota Shattuck Prep (Midget AAA) Minnesota
19 Illinois Keller, ClaytonClayton Keller F 5' 10" 165 lb 1998-07-29 Swansea, Illinois Shattuck Prep (Midget AAA) Boston University
20 Minnesota Mittelstadt, CaseyCasey Mittelstadt F 5' 11" 201 lb 1998-11-22 Eden Prairie, Minnesota Eden Prairie (USHS–MN) Minnesota
21 Maryland McPhee, GrahamGraham McPhee F 6' 0" 181 lb 1998-07-24 Bethesda, Maryland Shattuck U16 (Midget AAA) Boston College
22 Minnesota Bellows, KiefferKieffer Bellows F 6' 0" 193 lb 1998-06-10 Edina, Minnesota Sioux Falls (USHL) Boston University
23 Washington (state) Yamamoto, KailerKailer Yamamoto F 5' 8" 159 lb 1998-09-29 Spokane, Washington Spokane (WHL) None
25 New York (state) Luce, GriffinGriffin Luce (A) D 6' 3" 225 lb 1998-03-10 Williamsville, New York Salisbury (USHS–CT) Michigan
27 North Carolina Brown, LoganLogan Brown F 6' 6" 218 lb 1998-03-05 Raleigh, North Carolina Windsor (OHL) None
29 Missouri Woll, JosephJoseph Woll G 6' 3" 201 lb 1998-07-12 St. Louis, Missouri St. Louis Blues U16 (Midget AAA) Boston College
30 Minnesota Oettinger, JakeJake Oettinger G 6' 4" 206 lb 1998-12-18 Lakeville, Minnesota Lakeville North (USHS–MN) Boston University

2015–16 Under-17 Team[edit]

As of April 5, 2016.[5]

# S/P/C Player Pos Ht Wt DoB Hometown Previous team College commitment
27 Michigan Suthers, KeenanKeenan Suthers F 6' 7" 221 lb 1998-08-02 Macomb, Michigan Compuware U16 (Midget AAA) Western Michigan
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 (A) 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
36 Florida Pastujov, MichaelMichael Pastujov F 6' 0" 192 lb 1999-08-23 Bradenton, Florida Honeybaked U16 (Midget AAA) Michigan
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
44 New Jersey Hutsko, LoganLogan Hutsko F 5' 9" 159 lb 1999-02-11 North Caldwell, New Jersey Shattuck U16 (Midget AAA) Boston College
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
51 New York (state) 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 (state) 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 (A) F 5' 11" 170 lb 1999-02-18 Bristol, Pennsylvania Team Comcast U16 (Midget AAA) Penn State
55 Connecticut Kemp, PhilPhil Kemp (C) 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) Wisconsin
57 Minnesota Reedy, ScottScott Reedy F 6' 1" 187 lb 1999-04-04 Prior Lake, Minnesota Shattuck Prep (Midget AAA) Minnesota

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.[6] Auston Matthews holds the record for most goals in a season with 55, Kessel holds the all-time records in goals with 104. Clayton Keller, eligible for 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.

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. ^ "2016 U.S. Men's National U18 Team Roster Announced". USA Hockey. Retrieved April 5, 2016. 
  5. ^ "U.S. National Under-17 Team". USA Hockey. Retrieved April 5, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Americans star at NHL Draft". USA Hockey. Retrieved 2010-06-30.