|Head coach|| Seth Appert |
|IIHF World U18 Championship|
|Appearances||20 (first in 1999 )|
|World U18 Championship|
|2005 Czech Republic||Team|
|2009 United States||Team|
|2012 Czech Republic||Team|
|2016 United States||Team|
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.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." While enrolled in the NTDP, players stay with billet families.
USA Hockey is recognized by the International Olympic Committee and the United States Olympic Committee as the governing body for organized ice hockey in the United States and is a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation. Founded on 29 October 1937, in New York City, New York, the organization is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and has a total membership exceeding one million. Its mission is to promote the growth of ice hockey in the U.S. and provide the best possible experience for all participants by encouraging, developing, advancing and administering the sport.
Plymouth is a city in Wayne County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 9,132 at the 2010 census. The city of Plymouth is entirely surrounded by Plymouth Charter Township but both are administered autonomously.
Michigan is a state in the Great Lakes and Midwestern regions of the United States. The state's name, Michigan, originates from the Ojibwe word mishigamaa, meaning "large water" or "large lake". With a population of about 10 million, Michigan is the tenth most populous of the 50 United States, with the 11th most extensive total area, and is the largest state by total area east of the Mississippi River. Its capital is Lansing, and its largest city is Detroit. Metro Detroit is among the nation's most populous and largest metropolitan economies.
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.
Ann Arbor is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Washtenaw County. The 2010 census recorded its population to be 113,934, making it the sixth largest city in Michigan.
The Ann Arbor Ice Cube is a 1,000-seat multi-purpose arena located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The ice arena is also the former home to the USA Hockey National Team Development Program competing in the Tier I Jr. Hockey United States Hockey League. The arena is also home to several local high school ice hockey teams, and is used by local figure skating clubs, youth, and adult rec. ice hockey leagues, as well as public skating.
The Plymouth Whalers were a major junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League. They played out of Compuware Arena in Plymouth, Michigan, USA, a suburb of Detroit until 2015 when they were relocated to Flint, Michigan.
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.
The United States Hockey League (USHL) is the top junior ice hockey league sanctioned by USA Hockey. The USHL has 17 member teams located in the Midwestern United States, consisting of players who are 20 years of age and younger. The USHL is strictly amateur, allowing former players to compete in NCAA college hockey.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a non-profit organization which regulates athletes of 1,268 North American institutions and conferences. It also organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and helps more than 480,000 college student-athletes who compete annually in college sports. The organization is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The North American Hockey League (NAHL) is one of the top junior hockey leagues in the United States and is in its 43rd season of operation in 2018–19. It is the only Tier II junior league sanctioned by USA Hockey, and acts as an alternative to the Tier I United States Hockey League (USHL). The NAHL is one of the oldest junior hockey league in the United States and is headquartered in Frisco, Texas.
The 1999 International Ice Hockey Federation World Under-18 Championship was the first of its kind, It was held between April 8 and 18, 1999, in Füssen and Kaufbeuren, Germany. It replaced the European Under 18 Championship at the top two levels, by including one nation, the United States. Below the top two levels two tiers of European divisions played, as well as two tiers of Asian divisions.
The 2000 IIHF World U18 Championships were held in Kloten and Weinfelden, Switzerland. The championships ran between April 14 and April 24, 2000. Games were played at Eishalle Schluefweg in Kloten and Sportanlage Güttingersreuti in Weinfelden. Finland defeated Russia 3–1 in the final to win the gold medal, while Sweden defeated Switzerland 7–1 to capture the bronze medal.
The 2001 IIHF World U18 Championships were held in Heinola, Helsinki, and Lahti, Finland. The championships ran between April 12 and April 22, 2001. Games were played at the Heinolan Jäähalli in Heinola, the Helsinki Ice Hall in Helsinki, and the Lahden Jäähalli in Lahti. Russia defeated Switzerland 6-2 in the final to win the gold medal, with Finland defeating the Czech Republic 2-1 to capture the bronze medal.
The 1992 Pacific Cup was the second annual under-18 ice hockey tournament, now known as the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, held in Tokyo, Japan from August 1–4, 1992. Canada captured their first gold medal after having finished as runners-up to the Soviet Union the previous year. They went undefeated in all three games of the tournament and defeated Russia 5–3 in the final and deciding game. Russia finished with the silver, Japan earned the bronze, while the United States, winless during the tournament, rounded out the four teams.
The 2003 U-18 Junior World Cup was an under-18 international ice hockey tournament held in Břeclav, Czech Republic and Piešťany, Slovakia from August 11–16, 2003. The United States captured their first gold medal at the tournament, defeating Russia 3–2 in the gold medal game. The Czech Republic earned the bronze medal with an 8–2 win over Team Canada.
The 2004 U-18 Junior World Cup was an under-18 ice hockey tournament held in Břeclav, Czech Republic and Piešťany, Slovakia from August 10–15, 2004. Canada captured their tenth gold medal of the tournament, defeating the Czech Republic 4–1 in the gold medal game, while Sweden defeated the United States to earn the bronze medal.
As of February 2, 2019.
|No.||S/P/C||Player||Pos||Ht||Wt||DoB||Hometown||Previous team||College commitment|
|2||Cam York||D||5' 11"||171 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' 2"||181 lb||2001-03-27||Farmington, Minnesota||Shattuck-St. Mary's U16 ( Midget AAA )||Boston College|
|6||Jack Hughes ( C )||F||5' 10"||168 lb||2001-05-14||Orlando, Florida||Toronto Marlboros ( Midget AAA )||None|
|7||Alex Vlasic||D||6' 6"||193 lb||2001-06-06||Wilmette, Illinois||Chicago Mission U16 ( Midget AAA )||Boston University|
|8||Michael Gildon||F||6' 1"||194 lb||2001-06-22||Plano, Texas||Dallas Stars U16 ( Midget AAA )||Ohio State|
|9||Matthew Boldy ( A )||F||6' 2"||187 lb||2001-04-06||Millis, Massachusetts||Dexter Southfield ( USHS–MA )||Boston College|
|10||Marshall Warren ( A )||D||5' 11"||169 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|
|12||Ryder Rolston||F||6' 0"||165 lb||2001-11-01||Birmingham, Michigan||Little Caesars U16 ( Midget AAA )||Notre Dame|
|13||Cole Caufield||F||5' 7"||155 lb||2001-01-02||Stevens Point, Wisconsin||Stevens Point ( USHS–WI )||Wisconsin|
|14||Judd Caulfield||F||6' 3"||204 lb||2001-03-20||Grand Forks, North Dakota||Grand Forks Central ( USHS–ND )||North Dakota|
|17||John Beecher||F||6' 3"||204 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"||189 lb||2001-02-26||Island Lake, Illinois||Chicago Mission U16 ( Midget AAA )||Wisconsin|
|20||Josh Groll||F||5' 10"||180 lb||2001-08-09||San Diego, California||Chicago ( USHL )||Michigan|
|21||Sean Farrell||F||5' 9"||174 lb||2001-11-03||Hopkinton, Massachusetts||St. Mark's ( USHS–MA )||Harvard|
|22||Owen Lindmark||F||6' 0"||185 lb||2001-05-17||Naperville, Illinois||Chicago Mission U16 ( Midget AAA )||Wisconsin|
|23||Domenick Fensore||D||5' 7"||153 lb||2001-09-08||Thornwood, New York||P. A. L. Jr. Islanders U16 ( Midget AAA )||Boston University|
|24||Case McCarthy||D||6' 1"||194 lb||2001-01-10||Clarence Center, New York||Buffalo Jr. Sabres U16 ( Midget AAA )||Boston University|
|27||Cameron Rowe||G||6' 2"||201 lb||2001-06-01||Wilmette, Illinois||Team Illinois U16 ( Midget AAA )||North Dakota|
|29||Danny Weight||F||6' 0"||177 lb||2001-05-02||Lattingtown, New York||P. A. L. Jr. Islanders U16 ( Midget AAA )||Boston College|
|30||Spencer Knight||G||6' 3"||197 lb||2001-04-19||Darien, Connecticut||Avon Old Farms ( USHS–CT )||Boston College|
Roster as of February 2, 2019.
|No.||S/P/C||Player||Pos||Ht||Wt||DoB||Hometown||Previous team||College commitment|
|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|
|45||Matthew Beniers||F||6' 0"||155 lb||2002-11-05||Hingham, Massachusetts||Milton Academy ( USHS–MA )||None|
|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|
As of the 2008–09 season, more than 45 NTDP alumni were playing in the National Hockey League.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. Matthews holds the record for most goals in a season with 55, Phil Kessel holds the all-time record 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 all-time record in points with 182.
The United States men's national ice hockey team is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with its U18 and U17 development program in Plymouth, Michigan. The team is controlled by USA Hockey, the governing body for organized ice hockey in the United States. The U.S. team is ranked 4th in the IIHF World Rankings. The current head coach is Jeff Blashill.
The United States women's national ice hockey team is controlled by USA Hockey. The U.S. has been one of the most successful women's ice hockey teams in international play, having won gold or silver in every major tournament with the exception of the 2006 Winter Olympics, where they captured bronze. As of 2018, the U.S. has 75,832 female players.
Erik Robert Johnson is an American ice hockey defenseman currently playing and serving as an alternate captain for the Colorado Avalanche in the National Hockey League (NHL). He formerly played for the St. Louis Blues, with whom he began his NHL career. Additionally, he has represented the United States in numerous tournaments.
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