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.

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.[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 plus occasional friendlies. The NTDP teams previously competed in the North American Hockey League until 2009.[3]


2016–17 Under-18 Team[edit]

Roster for the 2017 IIHF World U18 Championships.[4]

# S/P/C Player Pos Ht Wt DoB Hometown Previous team College commitment
1 Michigan St. Cyr, DylanDylan St. Cyr G 5' 8" 158 lb 1999-05-23 Northville, Michigan HoneyBaked U16 (Midget AAA) Notre Dame
3 Minnesota Poehling, RyanRyan Poehling F 6' 2" 185 lb 1999-01-03 Lakeville, Minnesota St. Cloud State (NCHC) None
4 New York (state) Farabee, JoelJoel Farabee F 5' 11" 147 lb 2000-02-25 Cicero, New York Selects Hockey Academy U16 (Midget AAA) Boston University
5 Minnesota Knoepke, NateNate Knoepke D 6' 3" 201 lb 1999-04-08 Farmington, Minnesota Lakeville South (USHS–MN) Minnesota
6 Florida Hughes, QuinnQuinn Hughes D 5' 9" 167 lb 1999-10-14 Orlando, Florida Toronto Marlboros (Midget AAA) Michigan
7 Missouri Tkachuk, BradyBrady Tkachuk (C) F 6' 2" 194 lb 1999-09-16 St. Louis, Missouri St. Louis Blues U16 (Midget AAA) Boston University
8 Texas Gildon, MaxMax Gildon D 6' 3" 188 lb 1999-05-17 Plano, Texas Dallas Stars U16 (Midget AAA) New Hampshire
9 Michigan Cockerill, LoganLogan Cockerill F 5' 9" 164 lb 1999-03-03 Brighton, Michigan Belle Tire U16 (Midget AAA) Boston University
10 Minnesota Reedy, ScottScott Reedy F 6' 1" 202 lb 1999-04-04 Prior Lake, Minnesota Shattuck-St. Mary's Prep (Midget AAA) Minnesota
11 New York (state) Tortora, JacobJacob Tortora F 5' 7" 162 lb 1999-07-25 Victor, New York Don Mills Flyers (Midget AAA) Boston College
12 Michigan Miller, TommyTommy Miller D 6' 2" 177 lb 1999-03-06 West Bloomfield, Michigan Victory Honda U18 (Midget AAA) Michigan State
13 Illinois Inamoto, TylerTyler Inamoto D 6' 2" 196 lb 1999-05-06 Barrington, Illinois Shattuck-St. Mary's U16 (Midget AAA) Wisconsin
14 Michigan Norris, JoshJosh Norris (A) F 6' 1" 192 lb 1999-05-05 Oxford, Michigan Oakland Jr. Grizzlies U16 (Midget AAA) Michigan
16 Minnesota Mismash, GrantGrant Mismash F 6' 0" 184 lb 1999-02-19 Edina, Minnesota Shattuck-St. Mary's Prep (Midget AAA) North Dakota
17 Pennsylvania Barratt, EvanEvan Barratt F 5' 11" 187 lb 1999-02-18 Bristol, Pennsylvania Team Comcast U16 (Midget AAA) Penn State
19 Indiana Slaggert, GrahamGraham Slaggert F 5' 11" 184 lb 1999-04-06 South Bend, Indiana Chicago Mission U16 (Midget AAA) Notre Dame
21 Florida Pastujov, MichaelMichael Pastujov F 6' 0" 192 lb 1999-08-23 Bradenton, Florida HoneyBaked U16 (Midget AAA) Michigan
22 Connecticut Kemp, PhilPhil Kemp (A) D 6' 3" 201 lb 1999-02-12 Greenwich, Connecticut Brunswick (USHS–CT) Yale
24 Illinois Dhooghe, SeanSean Dhooghe F 5' 3" 138 lb 1999-03-09 Aurora, Illinois Chicago Mission U16 (Midget AAA) Wisconsin
25 Massachusetts Wahlstrom, OliverOliver Wahlstrom F 6' 1" 198 lb 2000-06-13 Quincy, Massachusetts Shattuck-St. Mary's Prep (Midget AAA) Harvard
27 New York (state) Farrance, DavidDavid Farrance D 5' 11" 187 lb 1999-06-23 Victor, New York Syracuse Jr. Stars U16 (Midget AAA) Boston University
29 New Jersey Primeau, CaydenCayden Primeau G 6' 4" 185 lb 1999-08-11 Voorhees, New Jersey Lincoln (USHL) Northeastern
30 Ohio Scheel, AdamAdam Scheel G 6' 3" 189 lb 1999-05-01 Lakewood, Ohio Cleveland Barons U16 (Midget AAA) North Dakota

2016–17 Under-17 Team[edit]

As of April 4, 2017.[5]

# S/P/C Player Pos Ht Wt DoB Hometown Previous team College commitment
18 Pennsylvania Maniscalco, JoshJosh Maniscalco D 6' 1" 200 lb 1999-02-17 Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania Shattuck-St. Mary's Prep (Midget AAA) Arizona State
20 Florida Hernandez, RandyRandy Hernandez F 6' 0" 177 lb 1999-01-12 Miami, Florida Florida Alliance U16 (Midget AAA) None
31 Minnesota Ullan, RyanRyan Ullan G 6' 1" 187 lb 2000-07-29 Hibbing, Minnesota Hibbing/Chisholm (USHS–MN) None
32 New Jersey DeBoer, JackJack DeBoer F 6' 2" 179 lb 2000-08-17 Madison, New Jersey Salisbury (USHS–CT) Boston University
33 Pennsylvania Goldowski, JakeJake Goldowski F 6' 2" 175 lb 2000-05-07 Thornhurst, Pennsylvania Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights U16 (Midget AAA) Penn State
34 Michigan , Blade JenkinsBlade Jenkins F 6' 0" 173 lb 2000-08-11 Jackson, Michigan Compuware U16 (Midget AAA) Michigan
35 Minnesota Karki, KeeganKeegan Karki G 6' 4" 218 lb 2000-02-25 Sartell, Minnesota St. Cloud Cathedral (USHS–MN) None
36 Maryland Giles, PatrickPatrick Giles F 6' 4" 186 lb 2000-01-03 Chevy Chase, Maryland Skipjacks Hockey Club U16 (Midget AAA) Boston College
37 Massachusetts Wise, JakeJake Wise F 5' 10" 185 lb 2000-02-28 North Andover, Massachusetts Central Catholic (USHS–MA) Boston University
38 Michigan Gruden, JonathanJonathan Gruden F 5' 11" 158 lb 2000-05-04 Rochester, Michigan HoneyBaked U16 (Midget AAA) Miami
40 Minnesota Janicke, TrevorTrevor Janicke F 5' 9" 173 lb 2000-12-25 Maple Grove, Minnesota Maple Grove (USHS–MN) Notre Dame
41 Illinois Pivonka, JakeJake Pivonka F 5' 11" 189 lb 2000-02-28 Woodridge, Illinois Chicago Mission U16 (Midget AAA) Notre Dame
42 Arizona Middendorf, ErikErik Middendorf F 6' 0" 173 lb 2000-07-11 Scottsdale, Arizona Phoenix Jr. Coyotes U16 (Midget AAA) Denver
43 North Carolina Weiss, TylerTyler Weiss F 5' 10" 140 lb 2000-01-03 Raleigh, North Carolina Don Mills Flyers (Midget AAA) Boston University
45 New York (state) King, D. J.D. J. King D 6' 3" 222 lb 2000-08-07 Northport, New York Mississauga Rebels (Midget AAA) None
46 New York (state) Samuelsson, AdamAdam Samuelsson D 6' 5" 222 lb 2000-06-21 Rye, New York Connecticut Jr. Rangers U16 (Midget AAA) Boston College
47 Wisconsin Stastney, SpencerSpencer Stastney D 5' 9" 165 lb 2000-01-04 Mequon, Wisconsin Chicago Mission U16 (Midget AAA) Notre Dame
48 New Jersey Samuelsson, MattiasMattias Samuelsson D 6' 3" 206 lb 2000-03-14 Voorhees, New Jersey Northwood Prep (Midget AAA) Michigan
49 Wisconsin Emberson, TyTy Emberson D 6' 0" 192 lb 2000-05-24 Eau Claire, Wisconsin Eau Claire Memorial (USHS–WI) Wisconsin
50 Minnesota Miller, K'AndreK'Andre Miller D 6' 3" 192 lb 2000-01-21 Hopkins, Minnesota Minnetonka (USHS–MN) Wisconsin
51 Michigan MacKinnon, WillWill MacKinnon D 5' 10" 195 lb 2000-04-13 Plymouth, Michigan HoneyBaked U16 (Midget AAA) Denver
52 Michigan Wilde, BodeBode Wilde D 6' 2" 193 lb 2000-01-24 Birmingham, Michigan Chicago Mission U16 (Midget AAA) 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 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.[6] 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.

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. ^ "U.S. National Under-18 Team". USA Hockey. Retrieved August 23, 2016. 
  5. ^ "U.S. National Under-17 Team". USA Hockey. Retrieved October 24, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Americans star at NHL Draft". USA Hockey. Retrieved 2010-06-30.