USA Hockey announced the 23 players selected to the National Under-17 team on Wednesday. The roster includes 13 forwards, eight defensemen and two goalies all of whom were born in 2004.
“We’re thrilled about the bright, young talent that will make up our U17 roster next season,” said Kevin Reiter, director of player personnel for the NTDP. “While we weren’t able to hold our typical evaluation camp because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s just one component of our overall process. We’re fortunate to have a terrific network of scouts, along with our own staff, in place to help in selecting the team. In the end, it’s never easy to get to the final roster as there are so many talented players in our country.”
The U-17 team plays in the USHL as well against select teams from the NAHL and the Minnesota Elite League. The team will also participate in international tournaments.
There are 17 states represented on the team, with Minnesota leading the way with five selections. The NTDP is a two-year residency program for high-performance players that is located at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan.
Seth Appert is the head coach of the team and he’ll be assisted by Nick Fohr and Brent Darnell. The first international competition for the team will be the 2020 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in November; the tournament is scheduled to be held in Price Edward Island.
In total, 14 of Neutral Zone’s top-20 players were selected for the team. Neutral Zone has Gavin Bridley ranked as the No. 8 2004-born player in the U.S. but he was not selected. Other top-20 players we had who didn’t make the team were Gavin Hayes, Nick Pierre, Maxim Namestnikov, Spencer Sova and Zach Filak.
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The full roster is listed below:
|POSITION||NAME||NZ Rank||SHOT||HOMETOWN||2019-20 Team||COLLEGE COMMITMENT|
|F||Maddox Fleming||1||R||Rochester, Minn.||Shattuck St. Mary’s Prep||Not Yet Committed|
|F||Charlie Stramel||2||R||Rosemount, Minn.||Rosemount High School||Not Yet Committed|
|D||Seamus Casey||3||R||Estero, Fla.||Florida Alliance 16U||University of Michigan (Big Ten)|
|F||Rutger McGroarty||4||L||Lincoln, Neb.||Oakland Jr. Grizzlies 15Only||University of Notre Dame (Big Ten)|
|D||Hunter Brzustewicz||5||R||Washington Twp., Mich.||Oakland Jr. Grizzlies 15Only||University of Michigan (Big Ten)|
|F||Frank Nazar||6||R||Mount Clemens, Mich.||Detroit Honeybaked 15Only||University of Michigan (Big Ten)|
|F||Cruz Lucius||7||R||Grant, Minn.||Gentry Galaxy 16U||University of Minnesota (Big Ten)|
|D||Tyler Duke||9||L||Strongsville, Ohio||Detroit Compuware 16U||University of Notre Dame (Big Ten)|
|F||Logan Cooley||10||L||West Mifflin, Pa.||Pittsburgh Pens Elite 16U||University of Notre Dame (Big Ten)|
|F||Cutter Gauthier||11||L||Scottsdale, Ariz.||Detroit Compuware 16U||Not Yet Committed|
|F||James Snuggerud||14||R||Chaska, Minn.||Chaska High School||Not Yet Committed|
|D||Lane Hutson||16||L||North Barrington, Ill.||NJ Avalanche 16U||Boston University (H-East)|
|F||Devin Kaplan||17||R||Bridgewater, N.J.||North Jersey Avalanche 16U||Boston University (H-East)|
|F||Isaac Howard||18||L||Hudson, Wis.||Shattuck St. Mary’s 16U||University of Minnesota-Duluth (NCHC)|
|D||Ryan Chesley||21||R||Mahtomedi, Minn.||Shattuck St. Mary’s 16U||Not Yet Committed|
|D||Charlie Leddy||28||R||Fairfield, Conn.||Avon Old Farms||Boston College (H-East)|
|D||Seamus Powell||38||L||Marcellus, N.Y.||Rochester Selects 15Only||Boston College (H-East)|
|F||Brady Berard||39||L||East Greenwich, R.I.||Mount St. Charles 15Only||Providence College (H-East)|
|D||Kaden Muir||54||R||Manchester, N.H.||Toronto Marlboros Minor Midget||Not Yet Committed|
|F||Cole Spicer||55||L||Grand Forks, N.D.||Detroit Honeybaked 15Only||University of North Dakota (NCHC)|
|F||Marek Hejduk||65||R||Parker, Colo.||Colorado Thunderbirds 15Only||Not Yet Committed|
|G||Dylan Silverstein||76||L||Calabasas, Calif.||Dexter Southfield||Not Yet Committed|
|G||Tyler Muszelik||NR||L||Long Valley, N.J.||New Jersey Rockets 15Only||Not Yet Committed|