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2017 USA NTDP Evaluation Roster Announced

ntdp throwbackTuesday morning, just hours before the puck drops on the illustrious OHL Cup Tournament, USA Hockey announced their much awaited roster for the 2017 NTDP Evaluation Camp. Included on the roster includes forty-six of the top American hockey players born in 2001 from across the nation. The camp for the 2017-18 U.S. National Under-17 Team, will take place on March 24-28, at the USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan, with scrimmages on occurring Saturday through Tuesday.

The roster includes 25 forwards, 16 defensemen and five goaltenders and it’s expected that they will be split into two teams for scrimmage play.

In terms of how these selections will affect the 2017 OHL Priority Selection, it’s important to note several players who have been rumoured to be considering both options. Top draft prospect Jack Hughes is the big ticket prospect who was named and with his older brother taking the NTDP route, it will be interesting if the skilled Toronto Marlboros pivot follows suit. It’s expected that Hughes would be the top pick if he declares that he wants to play in the Ontario Hockey League. Teammate Kyle Harris and Vaughan defender Nathan Staios are the other two notable inclusions. Taking a closer look at the remaining American OHL eligible skaters, there are many collegiate committed players on the roster and several notable high-end players who are still considering their options.

The top OHL eligible skaters included were Alex Turcotte (Chicago Mission), John Beecher (Salisbury), Arthur Kayilev (Compuware), John Farinacci (Shattuck St. Mary’s), Robert Mastrisimone (Shattuck St. Mary’s), Owen Lindmark (Chicago Mission), Josh Nodler (Honeybaked), Tyler Paquette (Mercer Chiefs), Danny Weight (PAL Jr. Islanders) and Trevor Zegras (Avon Old Farms).  Of note, Beecher, Kayilev and Danny Weight are the uncommitted forwards.

Despite missing notable defenders such as Thomas Harley, Andrew Perrott and Mitch Miller (Honeybaked duo), USA Hockey included some excellent OHL eligible blueliners (all committed to NCAA programs) including Marcus Gretz (Belle Tire), Case McCarthy (Buffalo Jr. Sabres), Dom Fensore (PAL Jr. Islanders), Ryan Siedem (Avon Old Farms), Alex Vlasic (Chicago Mission), and Cade Webber (Rivers School).

Three of the five goaltenders named are OHL eligible puck stoppers including Cameron Rowe (Team Illinois), Mack Guzda (Honeybaked) and Alex Aslanidis (Philadelphia Jr. Flyers). Of the three goaltenders, Aslanidis is the lone committed netminder as he’s slated to attend Providence College. 

Full Roster:

F John Beecher Elmira, N.Y. Not Yet Committed Salisbury (Conn.) School
F Jeffrey Bertrand Anchorage, Ala. Not Yet Committed Alaska Oilers U15
F Kaden Bohlsen Willmar, Minn. University of Minnesota Shattuck St. Mary's (Minn.) Prep U16
F Matthew Boldy Millis, Mass. Boston College Dexter (Mass.) School
F Cole Caufield Mosinee, Wis.  Ohio State University Stevens Point Area (Wis.) HS
F Judd Caulfield Grand Forks, N.D. University of North Dakota Grant Forks Central (N.D.) HS
F John Farinacci Chatham, N.J. Harvard University Shattuck St. Mary's (Minn.) Prep U16
F Sean Farrell Hopkinton, Mass. Harvard University St. Mark's (Mass.) School
F Michael Gildon Plano, Texas Not Yet Committed Dallas Stars U16
F Jake Hale Minneapolis, Minn. University of Minnesota Duluth Minneapolis (Minn.) HS
F Kyle Harris East Aurora, N.Y. Not Yet Committed Toronto Marlboros Minor Midget AAA
F Jack Hughes Orlando, Fla. Not Yet Committed Toronto Marlboros Minor Midget AAA
F Arthur Kaliyev New York, N.Y. Not Yet Committed Compuware U16
F Owen Lindmark Naperville, Ill. University of Wisconsin Chicago Mission U16
F Robert Mastrosimone East Isplip, N.Y. Boston University Shattuck St. Mary's (Minn.) Prep U16
F Patrick Moynihan Millis, Mass. Boston College Noble & Greenough (Mass.) School
F Joshua Nodler Oak Park, Mich. Michigan State University Honeybaked U16
F Tyler Paquette Collegeville, Pa. Penn State University The Hill School (Pa.)
F Ryan Robinson Plano, Texas Not Yet Committed Dallas Stars U16
F Ryder Rolston Birmingham, Mich. Not Yet Committed Little Caesars U16
F Lukas Svejkovsky Point Robers, Wash. Not Yet Committed Delta Academy Elite 15s
F Luke Toporowski Bettendorft, Iowa Not Yet Committed Chicago Mission U16
F Alex Turcotte Walled Lake, Mich. University of Wisconsin Chicago Mission U16
F Danny Weight Lattingtown, N.Y. Not Yet Committed P.A.L. Junior Islanders U16
F Trevor Zegras Bedford, N.Y. Boston University Avon Old Farms (Conn.) Prep
D Jake Boltmann Edina, Minn. University of Minnesota Edina (Minn.) HS
D Braden Doyle Lynnfield, Mass. Boston University Lawrence Academy (Mass.)
D Dominick Fensore Thornwood, N.Y. Quinnipiac University P.A.L. Junior Islanders U16
D Marcus Gretz Albuquerque, N.M. Ohio State University Belle Tire U16
D Drew Helleson Farmington, Minn. Boston College Shattuck St. Mary's (Minn.) Prep U16
D Ryan Johnson Irvine, Calif. Not Yet Committed Anaheim Jr. Ducks U16
D Nicholas Kent Ladera Ranch, Calif. Quinnipiac University Delta Academy Elite U15
D Michael Koster Chaska, Minn. University of Minnesota Chaska (Minn.) HS
D Case McCarthy Clarence Center, N.Y. Boston University Buffalo Jr. Sabres U16
D Ryan Siedem Madison, N.J. Boston College Avon Old Farms (Conn.) Prep
D Nathan Staios Atlanta, Ga. Not Yet Committed Vaughan Kings Minor Midget AAA
D Henry Thrun Southborough, Mass. Harvard University St. Mark's (Mass.) School
D Alex Vlasic Wilmette, Ill. Boston Univeristy Chicago Mission U16
D Marshall Warren Laurel Hollow, N.Y. Harvard University North Jersey Avalanche U16
D Cade Webber Meadville, Pa. Boston University Rivers School (Mass.)
D Cam York Anaheim Hills, Calif. Boston College Shattuck St. Mary's (Minn.) Mid. Prep
G Alexandros Aslanidis Morrestown, N.J. Providence College Philadelphia Jr. Flyers U16
G Mack Guzda Knoxville, Tenn. Not Yet Committed Honeybaked U16
G Spencer Knight Darien, Conn. Boston College Avon Old Farms (Conn.) Prep
G Josh Langford Frisco, Texas Not Yet Committed Dallas Stars U16
G Cameron Rowe Wilmette, Ill. Not Yet Committed Team Illinois U16

  

Notable OHL Eligible Ommissions: 

Forwards - Tag Bertuzzi (Oakland Jr Grizzlies), Nick Robertson (Toronto Red Wings), Pat Guzzo (Little Caesars), Dylan Duhart (Belle Tire), Dylan Wendt (Belle Tire), Trevor Kuntar (Buffalo Jr. Sabres), Dylan Davies (F/D, Chicago Mission), Alex Trombley (Belle Tire), Austen Swankler (Pittsburgh Jr Penguins), Michael Mancinelli (Honeybaked), Kyle Mandleur (Mercer Chiefs), Egor Afanasyev (Little Caesars), Johnny Johnson (Chicago Mission), Leo Bacalleo (Madison Capitols), Carson Riddle (Belle Tire), Connor Tait (Team Maryland)

Defensemen - Thomas Harley (Vaughan Kings), Andrew Perrott (Honeybaked), Mitch Miller (Honeybaked), Hunter Weiss (Chicago Mission), Jayden Jensen (Belle Tire), Evan Orr (Little Caesars), Davis Pennington (Belle Tire), Nick Belpedio (Chicago Mission), Brendan Kischnick (Oakland Jr Grizzlies), Dylan Moulton (TPH Thunder)

 

 

INITIAL 2018 OHL DRAFT RANKING

Initial 2018 OHL DRAFT RANKING

1.  Quinton Byfield, York-Simcoe Express
 
2.  Jamie Drysdale, Toronto Marlboros
 
3.  Dylan Peterson, CIHA 
 
4.  Antonio Stranges, Little Caesars 16U 
 
5.  Cameron Tolnai, Oakville Rangers 
 
6.  Cole Perfetti, Vaughan Kings
7.  Lleyton Moore, Toronto Marlboros 
 
8.  Reid Valade, Toronto Marlboros 
 
9.  Jean-Luc Foudy, Toronto Titans
 
10.  Ryan O'Rourke, Vaughan Kings 
 

Next up is our Mid-Season Draft Ranking in December

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