USA Hockey National Team Development Program

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National Team Development Program (NTDP)
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Nickname(s)Team USA
Association USA Hockey
Head coach Seth Appert
John Wroblewski
Team colors            
IIHF codeUSA
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IIHF World U18 Championship
Appearances20 (first in 1999 )
Best result Gold medal world centered-2.svg Gold: (2002, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017)
Medal record
World U18 Championship
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2002 Slovakia Team
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2005 Czech Republic Team
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2006 Sweden Team
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2009 United States Team
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2010 Belarus Team
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2011 Germany Team
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2012 Czech Republic Team
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2014 Finland Team
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2015 Switzerland Team
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2017 Slovakia Team
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2004 Belarus Team
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2007 Finland Team
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2013 Russia Team
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2018 Russia Team
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2008 Russia Team
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 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. [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.

USA Hockey Ice hockey governing body in the USA

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, Michigan City in Michigan

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 State of the United States of America

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.

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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]

Ann Arbor, Michigan City in Michigan, United States

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.

Plymouth Whalers

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. [3]

United States Hockey League ice hockey league, founded 1947

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.

National Collegiate Athletic Association Non-profit organization that regulates many American college athletes and programs

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.

North American Hockey League Tier II junior hockey league in the United States

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.

Competitive record [4]

World U18 Championship [5]

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.

2000 IIHF World U18 Championships 2000 edition of the IIHF World U18 Championships

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.

Hlinka Gretzky Cup [6]

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.

Team

2018–19 under-18 roster

As of February 2, 2019. [7]

No. S/P/CPlayerPosHtWtDoBHometownPrevious teamCollege commitment
2 Flag of California.svg Cam York D 5' 11"171 lb2001-01-05 Anaheim Hills, California Shattuck-St. Mary's Prep ( Midget AAA ) Michigan
3 Flag of Massachusetts.svg Henry Thrun D 6' 2"190 lb2001-03-13 Southborough, Massachusetts St. Mark's  ( USHS–MA ) Harvard
4 Flag of Minnesota.svg Drew Helleson D 6' 2"181 lb2001-03-27 Farmington, Minnesota Shattuck-St. Mary's U16 ( Midget AAA ) Boston College
6 Flag of Florida.svg Jack Hughes  ( C ) F 5' 10"168 lb2001-05-14 Orlando, Florida Toronto Marlboros ( Midget AAA )None
7 Flag of Illinois.svg Alex Vlasic D 6' 6"193 lb2001-06-06 Wilmette, Illinois Chicago Mission U16 ( Midget AAA ) Boston University
8 Flag of Texas.svg Michael Gildon F 6' 1"194 lb2001-06-22 Plano, Texas Dallas Stars U16 ( Midget AAA ) Ohio State
9 Flag of Massachusetts.svg Matthew Boldy ( A ) F 6' 2"187 lb2001-04-06 Millis, Massachusetts Dexter Southfield  ( USHS–MA ) Boston College
10 Flag of New York.svg Marshall Warren ( A ) D 5' 11"169 lb2001-04-21 Laurel Hollow, New York North Jersey Avalanche U16 ( Midget AAA ) Boston College
11 Flag of New York.svg Trevor Zegras F 6' 0"169 lb2001-03-21 Bedford, New York Avon Old Farms  ( USHS–CT ) Boston University
12 Flag of Michigan.svg Ryder Rolston F 6' 0"165 lb2001-11-01 Birmingham, Michigan Little Caesars U16 ( Midget AAA ) Notre Dame
13 Flag of Wisconsin.svg Cole Caufield F 5' 7"155 lb2001-01-02 Stevens Point, Wisconsin Stevens Point  ( USHS–WI ) Wisconsin
14 Flag of North Dakota.svg Judd Caulfield F 6' 3"204 lb2001-03-20 Grand Forks, North Dakota Grand Forks Central  ( USHS–ND ) North Dakota
17 Flag of New York.svg John Beecher F 6' 3"204 lb2001-04-06 Elmira, New York Salisbury  ( USHS–CT ) Michigan
18 Flag of Massachusetts.svg Patrick Moynihan F 5' 11"183 lb2001-01-24 Millis, Massachusetts Noble & Greenough  ( USHS–MA ) Providence
19 Flag of Illinois.svg Alex Turcotte ( A ) F 5' 11"189 lb2001-02-26 Island Lake, Illinois Chicago Mission U16 ( Midget AAA ) Wisconsin
20 Flag of California.svg Josh Groll F 5' 10"180 lb2001-08-09 San Diego, California Chicago  ( USHL ) Michigan
21 Flag of Massachusetts.svg Sean Farrell F 5' 9"174 lb2001-11-03 Hopkinton, Massachusetts St. Mark's  ( USHS–MA ) Harvard
22 Flag of Illinois.svg Owen Lindmark F 6' 0"185 lb2001-05-17 Naperville, Illinois Chicago Mission U16 ( Midget AAA ) Wisconsin
23 Flag of New York.svg Domenick Fensore D 5' 7"153 lb2001-09-08 Thornwood, New York P. A. L. Jr. Islanders U16 ( Midget AAA ) Boston University
24 Flag of New York.svg Case McCarthy D 6' 1"194 lb2001-01-10 Clarence Center, New York Buffalo Jr. Sabres U16 ( Midget AAA ) Boston University
27 Flag of Illinois.svg Cameron Rowe G 6' 2"201 lb2001-06-01 Wilmette, Illinois Team Illinois U16 ( Midget AAA ) North Dakota
29 Flag of New York.svg Danny Weight F 6' 0"177 lb2001-05-02 Lattingtown, New York P. A. L. Jr. Islanders U16 ( Midget AAA ) Boston College
30 Flag of Connecticut.svg Spencer Knight G 6' 3"197 lb2001-04-19 Darien, Connecticut Avon Old Farms  ( USHS–CT ) Boston College

2018–19 under-17 roster

Roster as of February 2, 2019. [8]

No. S/P/CPlayerPosHtWtDoBHometownPrevious teamCollege commitment
31 Flag of Wisconsin.svg Noah Grannan G 6' 2"183 lb2002-04-27 Germantown, Wisconsin Milwaukee Jr. Admirals U16 ( Midget AAA ) Wisconsin
34 Flag of Minnesota.svg Brock Faber D 5' 11"176 lb2002-08-22 Maple Grove, Minnesota Osseo–Maple Grove Bantam ( Bantam AAA ) Notre Dame
35 Flag of Massachusetts.svg Drew Commesso G 6' 1"170 lb2002-07-19 Norwell, Massachusetts St. Sebastian's  ( USHS–MA ) Boston University
36 Flag of New York.svg Daniyal Dzhaniyev F 5' 4"125 lb2002-09-15 Brooklyn, New York New Jersey Jr. Titans U16 ( Midget AAA ) Penn State
37 Flag of New York.svg Luke Tuch F 6' 1"197 lb2002-03-07 Baldwinsville, New York Buffalo Jr. Sabres U16 ( Midget AAA ) Boston University
38 Flag of Indiana.svg Landon Slaggert F 5' 11"170 lb2002-06-25 South Bend, Indiana Chicago Mission U16 ( Midget AAA ) Notre Dame
39 Flag of California.svg Dylan Peterson F 6' 4"185 lb2002-01-08 Roseville, California CIH Academy White ( Midget AAA ) Boston University
40 Flag of Minnesota.svg Owen Gallatin D 5' 7"152 lb2002-06-17 Hugo, Minnesota White Bear Lake  ( USHS–MN ) Minnesota–Duluth
41 Flag of California.svg Hunter McKown F 6' 0"171 lb2002-08-18 San Jose, California St. Louis Blues U16 ( Midget AAA )None
43 Flag of North Dakota.svg Tyler Kleven D 6' 4"190 lb2002-01-10 Fargo, North Dakota Fargo Davies  ( USHS–ND ) North Dakota
44 Flag of Minnesota.svg Connor Kelley D 6' 0"177 lb2002-07-30 Maple Grove, Minnesota Maple Grove  ( USHS–MN ) Minnesota–Duluth
45 Flag of Massachusetts.svg Matthew Beniers F 6' 0"155 lb2002-11-05 Hingham, Massachusetts Milton Academy  ( USHS–MA )None
46 Flag of New York.svg Eamon Powell D 5' 11"155 lb2002-05-10 Marcellus, New York Rochester Coalition U16 ( Midget AAA ) Boston College
47 Flag of Texas.svg Thomas Bordeleau F 5' 9"172 lb2002-01-03 Houston, Texas Collège Esther-Blondin ( Midget AAA )None
48 Flag of Montana.svg Jake Sanderson ( C ) D 6' 1"170 lb2002-07-08 Whitefish, Montana Edge School  ( Midget AAA ) North Dakota
49 Flag of Alaska.svg Hunter Strand F 5' 11"174 lb2002-11-13 Anchorage, Alaska Alaska Oilers U16 ( Midget AAA ) Notre Dame
51 Flag of Michigan.svg Tanner Latsch F 6' 1"180 lb2002-01-02 Twin Lake, Michigan HoneyBaked U16 ( Midget AAA ) Wisconsin
52 Flag of Rhode Island.svg Brett Berard F 5' 8"140 lb2002-09-09 East Greenwich, Rhode Island Bishop Hendricken  ( USHS–RI ) Providence
53 Flag of Texas.svg Chase Yoder F 5' 10"163 lb2002-05-28 Fairview, Texas Dallas Stars Elite U16 ( Midget AAA ) Providence
54 Flag of Wisconsin.svg Daniel Laatsch D 6' 4"161 lb2002-02-13 Altoona, Wisconsin Notre Dame Academy  ( USHS–WI ) Wisconsin
55 Flag of Michigan.svg Jacob Truscott D 6' 0"160 lb2002-04-12 Fort Gratiot, Michigan Little Caesars U16 ( Midget AAA ) Michigan
59 Flag of Colorado.svg Ty Smilanic F 6' 1"167 lb2002-01-20 Elizabeth, Colorado Colorado Thunderbirds U16 ( Midget AAA )None

Historical Rosters

Notable alumni

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. [9] 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.

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