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USA Hockey National Team Development Program

The National Team Development Program (NTDP) was started in 1996 by USA Hockey as a way to identify elite ice hockey players under the age of 18, and centralize their training.[1] There are two teams in the program: under-17 and under-18. Both teams teams are based in Plymouth, Michigan. The stated goal of the NTDP is "to prepare student-athletes under the age of 18 for participation on the 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.

National Team Development Program (NTDP)
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Team USA
AssociationUSA Hockey
Head coachSeth Appert
John Wroblewski
Team colors              
IIHF codeUSA
USA national hockey team jerseys - 2014 Winter Olympics.png
IIHF World U18 Championship
Appearances21 (first in 1999)
Best resultGold medal world centered-2.svg Gold: (2002, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017)
Medal record
World U18 Championship
Gold medal – first place 2002 Slovakia Team
Gold medal – first place 2005 Czech Republic Team
Gold medal – first place 2006 Sweden Team
Gold medal – first place 2009 United States Team
Gold medal – first place 2010 Belarus Team
Gold medal – first place 2011 Germany Team
Gold medal – first place 2012 Czech Republic Team
Gold medal – first place 2014 Finland Team
Gold medal – first place 2015 Switzerland Team
Gold medal – first place 2017 Slovakia Team
Silver medal – second place 2004 Belarus Team
Silver medal – second place 2007 Finland Team
Silver medal – second place 2013 Russia Team
Silver medal – second place 2018 Russia Team
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Russia Team
Bronze medal – third place 2016 United States Team
Bronze medal – third place 2019 Sweden Team

From its founding until 2014–15, the program was based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, 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]

Contents

Competitive record[4]Edit

World U18 Championship[5]Edit

Hlinka Gretzky Cup[6]Edit

  • 1991 —   Bronze
  • 1992 — 4th place
  • 1993 —   Silver
  • 1994 —   Silver
  • 1995 —   Bronze
  • 1996 —   Silver
  • 1997 — N/A
  • 1998 — N/A
  • 1999 — N/A
  • 2000 —   Silver
  • 2001 —   Gold
  • 2002 — 5th place
  • 2003  Gold
  • 2004 — 4th place
  • 2005 — 5th place
  • 2006  Silver
  • 2007 — 5th place
  • 2008 — 7th place
  • 2009 — 4th place
  • 2010  Silver
  • 2011 — 5th place
  • 2012 — 7th place
  • 2013  Silver
  • 2014  Bronze
  • 2015 — 5th place
  • 2016  Silver
  • 2017 — 5th place

TeamEdit

2018–19 under-18 rosterEdit

Roster for the 2019 IIHF World U18 Championships.[7]

No. S/P/C Player Pos Ht Wt DoB Hometown Previous team College commitment
2   Cam York D 6' 0" 175 lb 2001-01-05 Anaheim Hills, California Shattuck-St. Mary's Prep (Midget AAA) Michigan
3   Henry Thrun D 6' 2" 190 lb 2001-03-13 Southborough, Massachusetts St. Mark's (USHS–MA) Harvard
4   Drew Helleson D 6' 3" 193 lb 2001-03-27 Farmington, Minnesota Shattuck-St. Mary's U16 (Midget AAA) Boston College
6   Jack Hughes (C) F 5' 11" 170 lb 2001-05-14 Orlando, Florida Toronto Marlboros (Midget AAA) None
7   Alex Vlasic D 6' 6" 199 lb 2001-06-06 Wilmette, Illinois Chicago Mission U16 (Midget AAA) Boston University
8   Michael Gildon F 6' 2" 195 lb 2001-06-22 Plano, Texas Dallas Stars U16 (Midget AAA) Ohio State
9   Matthew Boldy (A) F 6' 2" 192 lb 2001-04-06 Millis, Massachusetts Dexter Southfield (USHS–MA) Boston College
10   Marshall Warren (A) D 5' 11" 167 lb 2001-04-21 Laurel Hollow, New York North Jersey Avalanche U16 (Midget AAA) Boston College
11   Trevor Zegras F 6' 0" 169 lb 2001-03-21 Bedford, New York Avon Old Farms (USHS–CT) Boston University
13   Cole Caufield (A) F 5' 7" 162 lb 2001-01-02 Stevens Point, Wisconsin Stevens Point (USHS–WI) Wisconsin
14   Judd Caulfield F 6' 3" 207 lb 2001-03-20 Grand Forks, North Dakota Grand Forks Central (USHS–ND) North Dakota
17   John Beecher F 6' 3" 210 lb 2001-04-06 Elmira, New York Salisbury (USHS–CT) Michigan
18   Patrick Moynihan F 5' 11" 183 lb 2001-01-24 Millis, Massachusetts Noble & Greenough (USHS–MA) Providence
19   Alex Turcotte (A) F 5' 11" 190 lb 2001-02-26 Island Lake, Illinois Chicago Mission U16 (Midget AAA) Wisconsin
20   Matthew Beniers F 6' 0" 155 lb 2002-11-05 Hingham, Massachusetts Milton Academy (USHS–MA) None
21   Sean Farrell F 5' 9" 178 lb 2001-11-03 Hopkinton, Massachusetts St. Mark's (USHS–MA) Harvard
22   Owen Lindmark F 6' 0" 192 lb 2001-05-17 Naperville, Illinois Chicago Mission U16 (Midget AAA) Wisconsin
23   Domenick Fensore D 5' 7" 151 lb 2001-09-08 Thornwood, New York P. A. L. Jr. Islanders U16 (Midget AAA) Boston University
24   Case McCarthy D 6' 1" 198 lb 2001-01-10 Clarence Center, New York Buffalo Jr. Sabres U16 (Midget AAA) Boston University
25   Bobby Brink F 5' 9" 175 lb 2001-07-08 Minnetonka, Minnesota Sioux City (USHL) Denver
27   Cameron Rowe G 6' 2" 203 lb 2001-06-01 Wilmette, Illinois Team Illinois U16 (Midget AAA) North Dakota
30   Spencer Knight G 6' 3" 192 lb 2001-04-19 Darien, Connecticut Avon Old Farms (USHS–CT) Boston College

2018–19 under-17 rosterEdit

Roster as of April 11, 2019.[8]

No. S/P/C Player Pos Ht Wt DoB Hometown Previous team College commitment
12   Ryder Rolston F 6' 0" 165 lb 2001-11-01 Birmingham, Michigan Little Caesars U16 (Midget AAA) Notre Dame
29   Danny Weight F 6' 0" 177 lb 2001-05-02 Lattingtown, New York P. A. L. Jr. Islanders U16 (Midget AAA) Boston College
31   Noah Grannan G 6' 2" 183 lb 2002-04-27 Germantown, Wisconsin Milwaukee Jr. Admirals U16 (Midget AAA) Wisconsin
34   Brock Faber D 5' 11" 176 lb 2002-08-22 Maple Grove, Minnesota Osseo–Maple Grove Bantam (Bantam AAA) Notre Dame
35   Drew Commesso G 6' 1" 170 lb 2002-07-19 Norwell, Massachusetts St. Sebastian's (USHS–MA) Boston University
36   Daniyal Dzhaniyev F 5' 4" 125 lb 2002-09-15 Brooklyn, New York New Jersey Jr. Titans U16 (Midget AAA) Penn State
37   Luke Tuch F 6' 1" 197 lb 2002-03-07 Baldwinsville, New York Buffalo Jr. Sabres U16 (Midget AAA) Boston University
38   Landon Slaggert F 5' 11" 170 lb 2002-06-25 South Bend, Indiana Chicago Mission U16 (Midget AAA) Notre Dame
39   Dylan Peterson F 6' 4" 185 lb 2002-01-08 Roseville, California CIH Academy White (Midget AAA) Boston University
40   Owen Gallatin D 5' 7" 152 lb 2002-06-17 Hugo, Minnesota White Bear Lake (USHS–MN) Minnesota–Duluth
41   Hunter McKown F 6' 0" 171 lb 2002-08-18 San Jose, California St. Louis Blues U16 (Midget AAA) None
43   Tyler Kleven D 6' 4" 190 lb 2002-01-10 Fargo, North Dakota Fargo Davies (USHS–ND) North Dakota
44   Connor Kelley D 6' 0" 177 lb 2002-07-30 Maple Grove, Minnesota Maple Grove (USHS–MN) Minnesota–Duluth
46   Eamon Powell D 5' 11" 155 lb 2002-05-10 Marcellus, New York Rochester Coalition U16 (Midget AAA) Boston College
47   Thomas Bordeleau F 5' 9" 172 lb 2002-01-03 Houston, Texas Collège Esther-Blondin (Midget AAA) None
48   Jake Sanderson (C) D 6' 1" 170 lb 2002-07-08 Whitefish, Montana Edge School (Midget AAA) North Dakota
49   Hunter Strand F 5' 11" 174 lb 2002-11-13 Anchorage, Alaska Alaska Oilers U16 (Midget AAA) Notre Dame
51   Tanner Latsch F 6' 1" 180 lb 2002-01-02 Twin Lake, Michigan HoneyBaked U16 (Midget AAA) Wisconsin
52   Brett Berard F 5' 8" 140 lb 2002-09-09 East Greenwich, Rhode Island Bishop Hendricken (USHS–RI) Providence
53   Chase Yoder F 5' 10" 163 lb 2002-05-28 Fairview, Texas Dallas Stars Elite U16 (Midget AAA) Providence
54   Daniel Laatsch D 6' 4" 161 lb 2002-02-13 Altoona, Wisconsin Notre Dame Academy (USHS–WI) Wisconsin
55   Jacob Truscott D 6' 0" 160 lb 2002-04-12 Fort Gratiot, Michigan Little Caesars U16 (Midget AAA) Michigan
59   Ty Smilanic F 6' 1" 167 lb 2002-01-20 Elizabeth, Colorado Colorado Thunderbirds U16 (Midget AAA) None

Historical RostersEdit

Record bookEdit

Single season[9]

Career[9]

  • Most goals: Cole Caufield, 126 (2017–19)
  • Most assists: Jack Hughes, 154 (2017–19)
  • Most points: Jack Hughes, 228 (2017–19)

Notable alumniEdit

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, NTDP alumni Patrick Kane and James van Riemsdyk were selected 1st and 2nd overall respectively, being the first American-born players selected with the top two picks. At the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, 15 players with ties to the NTDP were selected, including Jack Campbell and Cam Fowler.[10]

Further readingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "USA Hockey National Team Development Program 2009–10 Media Guide" (PDF). USA Hockey. 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-20. 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. ^ [1]
  5. ^ https://teamusa.usahockey.com/page/show/2430066-u18-men-s-world-championship
  6. ^ https://teamusa.usahockey.com/page/show/2400514-memorial-ivan-hlinka-history
  7. ^ "U.S. National Under-18 Team". USA Hockey. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
  8. ^ "U.S. National Under-17 Team". USA Hockey. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  9. ^ a b "All-Time NTDP Record Book". USA Hockey. Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  10. ^ "Americans star at NHL Draft". USA Hockey. Retrieved 2010-06-30.

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