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||Danton Cole
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 move to Plymouth also gives added flexibility for NTDP training and competition, as the USA Hockey Arena complex includes both NHL and Olympic-sized ice sheets.
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.
2016–17 Under-18 Team
As of October 13, 2016.
|#||S/P/C||Player||Pos||Ht||Wt||DoB||Hometown||Previous team||College commitment|
|1||St. Cyr, DylanDylan St. Cyr||G||5' 8"||158 lb||1999-05-23||Northville, Michigan||HoneyBaked U16 (Midget AAA)||Michigan|
|4||Hutsko, LoganLogan Hutsko||F||5' 9"||173 lb||1999-02-11||Morristown, New Jersey||Shattuck-Saint Mary's U16 (Midget AAA)||Boston College|
|5||Knoepke, NateNate Knoepke||D||6' 3"||201 lb||1999-04-08||Farmington, Minnesota||Lakeville South (USHS–MN)||Minnesota|
|6||Hughes, QuinnQuinn Hughes||D||5' 9"||167 lb||1999-10-14||Orlando, Florida||Toronto Marlboros (Midget AAA)||Michigan|
|7||Tkachuk, BradyBrady Tkachuk (A)||F||6' 2"||194 lb||1999-09-16||St. Louis, Missouri||St. Louis Blues U16 (Midget AAA)||Boston University|
|8||Gildon, MaxMax Gildon||D||6' 3"||188 lb||1999-05-17||Plano, Texas||Dallas Stars U16 (Midget AAA)||Wisconsin|
|9||Cockerill, LoganLogan Cockerill (A)||F||5' 9"||164 lb||1999-03-03||Brighton, Michigan||Belle Tire U16 (Midget AAA)||Boston University|
|10||Reedy, ScottScott Reedy||F||6' 1"||202 lb||1999-04-04||Prior Lake, Minnesota||Shattuck-Saint Mary's Prep (Midget AAA)||Minnesota|
|11||Tortora, JacobJacob Tortora||F||5' 7"||162 lb||1999-07-25||Victor, New York||Don Mills Flyers (Midget AAA)||Boston College|
|12||Miller, TommyTommy Miller||D||6' 2"||177 lb||1999-03-06||West Bloomfield, Michigan||Victory Honda U18 (Midget AAA)||Michigan State|
|13||Inamoto, TylerTyler Inamoto||D||6' 2"||196 lb||1999-05-06||Barrington, Illinois||Shattuck-Saint Mary's U16 (Midget AAA)||Wisconsin|
|14||Norris, JoshJosh Norris||F||6' 1"||192 lb||1999-05-05||Oxford, Michigan||Oakland Jr. Grizzlies U16 (Midget AAA)||Michigan|
|15||Cassetti, JoeyJoey Cassetti||F||6' 3"||187 lb||1999-02-28||Pleasanton, California||Oakland Jr. Grizzlies U16 (Midget AAA)||Boston College|
|16||Mismash, GrantGrant Mismash||F||6' 0"||184 lb||1999-02-19||Edina, Minnesota||Shattuck-Saint Mary's Prep (Midget AAA)||North Dakota|
|17||Barratt, EvanEvan Barratt||F||5' 11"||187 lb||1999-02-18||Bristol, Pennsylvania||Team Comcast U16 (Midget AAA)||Penn State|
|18||Maniscalco, JoshJosh Maniscalco||D||6' 1"||200 lb||1999-02-17||Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania||Shattuck Prep (Midget AAA)||None|
|19||Slaggert, GrahamGraham Slaggert||F||5' 11"||184 lb||1999-04-06||South Bend, Indiana||Chicago Mission U16 (Midget AAA)||Notre Dame|
|20||Hernandez, RandyRandy Hernandez||F||6' 0"||177 lb||1999-01-12||Miami, Florida||Florida Alliance U16 (Midget AAA)||None|
|21||Pastujov, MichaelMichael Pastujov||F||6' 0"||192 lb||1999-08-23||Bradenton, Florida||HoneyBaked U16 (Midget AAA)||Michigan|
|22||Kemp, PhilPhil Kemp (A)||D||6' 3"||201 lb||1999-02-12||Greenwich, Connecticut||Brunswick (USHS–CT)||Yale|
|24||Dhooghe, SeanSean Dhooghe||F||5' 3"||138 lb||1999-03-09||Aurora, Illinois||Chicago Mission U16 (Midget AAA)||Wisconsin|
|27||Farrance, DavidDavid Farrance||D||5' 11"||187 lb||1999-06-23||Victor, New York||Syracuse Jr. Stars U16 (Midget AAA)||Boston University|
|30||Scheel, AdamAdam Scheel||G||6' 3"||189 lb||1999-05-01||Lakewood, Ohio||Cleveland Barons U16 (Midget AAA)||Notre Dame|
2016–17 Under-17 Team
|#||S/P/C||Player||Pos||Ht||Wt||DoB||Hometown||Previous team||College commitment|
|31||Ullan, RyanRyan Ullan||G||6' 1"||187 lb||2000-07-29||Hibbing, Minnesota||Hibbing/Chisholm (USHS–MN)||None|
|32||DeBoer, JackJack DeBoer||F||6' 2"||179 lb||2000-08-17||Madison, New Jersey||Salisbury (USHS–CT)||Boston University|
|33||Goldowski, JakeJake Goldowski||F||6' 2"||175 lb||2000-05-07||Thornhurst, Pennsylvania||Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights U16 (Midget AAA)||Penn State|
|34||Jenkins, BladeBlade Jenkins||F||6' 0"||173 lb||2000-08-11||Jackson, Michigan||Compuware U16 (Midget AAA)||Michigan|
|35||Karki, KeeganKeegan Karki||G||6' 4"||218 lb||2000-02-25||Sartell, Minnesota||St. Cloud Cathedral (USHS–MN)||North Dakota|
|36||Giles, PatrickPatrick Giles||F||6' 4"||186 lb||2000-01-03||Chevy Chase, Maryland||Skipjacks Hockey Club U16 (Midget AAA)||Boston College|
|37||Wise, JakeJake Wise||F||5' 10"||185 lb||2000-02-28||North Andover, Massachusetts||Central Catholic (USHS–MA)||Boston University|
|38||Gruden, JonathanJonathan Gruden||F||5' 11"||158 lb||2000-05-04||Rochester, Michigan||HoneyBaked U16 (Midget AAA)||Miami|
|39||Wahlstrom, OliverOliver Wahlstrom||F||6' 1"||198 lb||2000-06-13||Quincy, Massachusetts||Shattuck-Saint Mary's Prep (Midget AAA)||Harvard|
|40||Janicke, TrevorTrevor Janicke||F||5' 9"||173 lb||2000-12-25||Maple Grove, Minnesota||Maple Grove (USHS–MN)||Notre Dame|
|41||Pivonka, JakeJake Pivonka||F||5' 11"||189 lb||2000-02-28||Woodridge, Illinois||Chicago Mission U16 (Midget AAA)||Notre Dame|
|42||Middendorf, ErikErik Middendorf||F||6' 0"||173 lb||2000-07-11||Scottsdale, Arizona||Phoenix Jr. Coyotes U16 (Midget AAA)||Denver|
|43||Weiss, TylerTyler Weiss||F||5' 10"||140 lb||2000-01-03||Raleigh, North Carolina||Don Mills Flyers (Midget AAA)||Boston University|
|44||Farabee, JoelJoel Farabee||F||5' 11"||147 lb||2000-02-25||Cicero, New York||Selects Hockey Academy U16 (Midget AAA)||Boston University|
|45||King, D. J.D. J. King||D||6' 3"||222 lb||2000-08-07||Northport, New York||Mississauga Rebels (Midget AAA)||None|
|47||Stastney, SpencerSpencer Stastney||D||5' 9"||165 lb||2000-01-04||Mequon, Wisconsin||Chicago Mission U16 (Midget AAA)||Notre Dame|
|49||Emberson, TyTy Emberson||D||6' 0"||192 lb||2000-05-24||Eau Claire, Wisconsin||Eau Claire Memorial (USHS–WI)||Wisconsin|
|50||Miller, K'AndreK'Andre Miller||D||6' 3"||192 lb||2000-01-21||Hopkins, Minnesota||Minnetonka (USHS–MN)||Wisconsin|
|51||MacKinnon, WillWill MacKinnon||D||5' 10"||195 lb||2000-04-13||Plymouth, Michigan||HoneyBaked U16 (Midget AAA)||Denver|
|52||Wilde, BodeBode Wilde||D||6' 2"||193 lb||2000-01-24||Birmingham, Michigan||Chicago Mission U16 (Midget AAA)||Harvard|
|55||Krygier, ChristianChristian Krygier||D||6' 2"||178 lb||2000-05-05||Novi, Michigan||Lincoln (USHL)||Wisconsin|
|56||Semik, JacobJacob Semik||D||5' 11"||162 lb||2000-03-10||Canton, Michigan||Dubuque (USHL)||Michigan|
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. 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.
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