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 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 coachDan Muse
Adam Nightingale
Team colors              
IIHF codeUSA
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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]

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
  • 2018 — 4th place
  • 2019 — 6th place

TeamEdit

2020–21 under-18 rosterEdit

As of September 12, 2020.[7]

No. S/P/C Player Pos Ht Wt DoB Hometown Previous team College commitment
2   Sean Behrens D 5' 9" 175 lb 2003-03-31 Barrington, Illinois Chicago Mission U16 (Midget AAA) Denver
4   Jack Hughes F 6' 0" 165 lb 2003-11-02 Westwood, Massachusetts St. Sebastian's (USHS–MA) Northeastern
5   Ty Murchison D 6' 2" 189 lb 2003-02-02 Corona, California Los Angeles Jr. Kings U16 (Midget AAA) None
6   Luke Hughes D 6' 2" 176 lb 2003-09-09 Canton, Michigan Little Caesars U16 (Midget AAA) Michigan
7   Jack Devine F 5' 11" 173 lb 2003-10-01 Glencoe, Illinois Chicago Mission U16 (Midget AAA) Denver
8   Justin Janicke F 6' 0" 180 lb 2003-06-30 Maple Grove, Minnesota Maple Grove (USHS–MN) Notre Dame
9   Liam Gilmartin F 6' 2" 190 lb 2003-01-07 Falls Church, Virginia Shattuck-St. Mary's U16 (Midget AAA) Providence
10   Ethan Straky D 5' 11" 174 lb 2003-04-18 Ormond Beach, Florida Oakland Jr. Grizzlies U16 (Midget AAA) Notre Dame
11   Chaz Lucius F 6' 0" 172 lb 2003-05-02 Grant, Minnesota Gentry Academy U16 (Midget AAA) Minnesota
12   Sasha Pastujov F 6' 0" 175 lb 2003-07-15 Bradenton, Florida Compuware U16 (Midget AAA) Notre Dame
13   Tyler Boucher F 6' 1" 200 lb 2003-01-16 Haddonfield, New Jersey Avon Old Farms (USHS–CT) Boston University
15   Ryan St. Louis F 5' 10" 168 lb 2003-06-13 Riverside, Connecticut Brunswick (USHS–CT) Northeastern
16   Jeremy Wilmer F 5' 7" 142 lb 2003-08-16 Rockville Centre, New York North Jersey Avalanche U16 (Midget AAA) Boston University
17   Aidan Hreschuk D 5' 11" 182 lb 2003-02-19 Long Beach, California Los Angeles Jr. Kings U16 (Midget AAA) Boston College
18   Jacob Martin D 6' 0" 190 lb 2003-03-18 Eagle River, Wisconsin Gentry Academy U16 (Midget AAA) Wisconsin
19   Red Savage F 5' 11" 175 lb 2003-05-15 Scottsdale, Arizona Compuware U16 (Midget AAA) Miami
21   Caden Brown F 5' 11" 170 lb 2003-06-22 St. Louis, Missouri St. Louis AAA Blues (Midget AAA) Wisconsin
24   Ty Gallagher D 6' 0" 190 lb 2003-03-06 Clarkston, Michigan Compuware U16 (Midget AAA) Notre Dame
25   Dylan Duke F 5' 10" 181 lb 2003-03-04 Strongsville, Ohio Compuware U16 (Midget AAA) Michigan
26   Andre Gasseau F 6' 4" 202 lb 2003-07-03 Garden Grove, California Shattuck-St. Mary's U16 (Midget AAA) None
27   Roman Schmidt D 6' 5" 206 lb 2003-02-27 Midland, Michigan Don Mills Flyers (Midget AAA) Boston University
29   Gibson Homer G 6' 5" 209 lb 2003-12-29 Grand Rapids, Michigan Fox Motors U16 (Midget AAA) None
30   Kaidan Mbereko G 5' 11" 182 lb 2003-07-28 Aspen, Colorado Little Caesars U16 (Midget AAA) None

2020–21 under-17 rosterEdit

Roster as of September 12, 2020.[8]

No. S/P/C Player Pos Ht Wt DoB Hometown Previous team College commitment
34   Maddox Fleming F 5' 11" 176 lb 2004-02-13 Rochester, Minnesota Shattuck-St. Mary's Prep (Midget AAA) Notre Dame
36   Tyler Muszelik G 6' 2" 188 lb 2004-07-01 Long Valley, New Jersey New Jersey Rockets U16 (Midget AAA) None
37   Frank Nazar III F 5' 9" 163 lb 2004-01-14 Mount Clemens, Michigan HoneyBaked U16 (Midget AAA) Michigan
38   Logan Cooley F 5' 10" 154 lb 2004-05-04 West Mifflin, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Penguins Elite U16 (Midget AAA) Notre Dame
39   Devin Kaplan F 6' 2" 192 lb 2004-01-10 Bridgewater, New Jersey North Jersey Avalanche U16 (Midget AAA) Boston University
40   Ryan Chesley D 6' 0" 187 lb 2004-02-27 Mahtomedi, Minnesota Shattuck-St. Mary's U16 (Midget AAA) None
41   Charlie Stramel F 6' 3" 215 lb 2004-10-15 Rosemount, Minnesota Rosemount (USHS–MN) None
42   Cutter Gauthier F 6' 2" 190 lb 2004-01-19 Scottsdale, Arizona Compuware U16 (Midget AAA) Boston College
43   Seamus Casey D 5' 9" 151 lb 2004-01-08 Estero, Florida Florida Alliance U16 (Midget AAA) Michigan
44   Marek Hejduk F 5' 9" 164 lb 2004-01-03 Parker, Colorado Colorado Thunderbirds U16 (Midget AAA) Harvard
45   Jimmy Snuggerud F 6' 1" 178 lb 2004-06-01 Chaska, Minnesota Chaska (USHS–MN) None
46   Seamus Powell D 5' 11" 157 lb 2004-04-26 Marcellus, New York Rochester Selects U16 (Midget AAA) Boston College
47   Kaden Muir D 6' 0" 172 lb 2004-05-09 Manchester, New Hampshire Toronto Marlboros (Midget AAA) None
48   Lane Hutson D 5' 6" 134 lb 2004-02-14 Barrington, Illinois North Jersey Avalanche U16 (Midget AAA) Boston University
49   Hunter Brzustewicz D 5' 11" 178 lb 2004-11-29 Washington Township, Michigan Oakland Jr. Grizzlies U16 (Midget AAA) Michigan
51   Cruz Lucius F 5' 11" 176 lb 2004-04-05 Grant, Minnesota Gentry Academy U16 (Midget AAA) Minnesota
52   Brady Berard F 6' 0" 177 lb 2004-02-26 East Greenwich, Rhode Island Mount St. Charles U16 (Midget AAA) Providence
53   Isaac Howard F 5' 9" 174 lb 2004-03-30 Hudson, Wisconsin Shattuck-St. Mary's U16 (Midget AAA) Minnesota–Duluth
56   Tyler Duke D 5' 9" 174 lb 2004-07-19 Strongsville, Ohio Compuware U16 (Midget AAA) Notre Dame
57   Charlie Leddy D 6' 0" 172 lb 2004-01-11 Fairfield, Connecticut Avon Old Farms (USHS–CT) Boston College
58   Rutger McGroarty F 6' 1" 191 lb 2004-03-30 Lincoln, Nebraska Oakland Jr. Grizzlies U16 (Midget AAA) Notre Dame
59   Cole Spicer F 5' 10" 165 lb 2004-06-13 Grand Forks, North Dakota HoneyBaked U16 (Midget AAA) North Dakota
60   Dylan Silverstein G 6' 0" 177 lb 2004-02-07 Calabasas, California Dexter Southfield (USHS–MA) None

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 2018–19 season, more than 310 NTDP alumni were drafted in the National Hockey League.[10] This includes Rick DiPietro, Erik Johnson, Patrick Kane, Auston Matthews, and Jack Hughes, all of whom were drafted first overall in the NHL Entry Draft. 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. A record 17 players selected directly from the NTDP in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "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. ^ "Men's Teams and Events". teamusa.usahockey.com.
  5. ^ "U18 Men's World Championship". teamusa.usahockey.com.
  6. ^ "Hlinka Gretzky Cup History". teamusa.usahockey.com.
  7. ^ "U.S. National Under-18 Team". USA Hockey. Retrieved September 12, 2020.
  8. ^ "U.S. National Under-17 Team". USA Hockey. Retrieved September 12, 2020.
  9. ^ a b "All-Time NTDP Record Book". USA Hockey. Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  10. ^ "National Team Development Program Draft Picks by Round". USA Hockey. Retrieved June 30, 2019.
  11. ^ "Record-Breaking 17 Players Selected Directly from NTDP in 2019 NHL Draft". USA Hockey. Retrieved June 30, 2019.

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