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|National Team Development Program (NTDP)|
|City:||Ann Arbor, Michigan|
|League:||United States Hockey League|
|Home Arena:||Ann Arbor Ice Cube|
|Colors:|| Red, White, Blue
|Head Coach:||Danton Cole (U-17), John Wroblewski (U-18)|
The National Team Development Program (NTDP) was started in 1996 by USA Hockey as a way to identify elite hockey players in the country under the age of 18, and centralize their training. There are two teams in the program, an Under-17 squad and an Under-18 squad. The teams are both based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan. The stated goal of the NTDP "is to prepare student-athletes under the age of 18 for participation on 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 and attend Ann Arbor Pioneer High School.
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. The NTDP teams have also competed in the North American Hockey League in the past.
Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, SOL = Shootout Losses, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, Pts = Points
|1998-99 (NAHL)||56||17||37||-||0||2||59||233||36||Did not Qualify|
|1998-99 (USHL)||56||38||15||-||3||-||211||133||79||2nd of 4 East||Did not participate|
|1999-00 (USHL)||58||39||16||-||-||3||216||151||81||1st of 7 East||Did not participate|
|2002-03||56||16||38||-||2||0||177||238||34||Did not Qualify|
|2009-10 (U-18) (NAHL)||4||1||3||-||0||0||10||18||-||n/a||Nn/a|
|2009-10 (U-18) (USHL)||26||18||7||-||0||1||116||63||-||n/a||n/a|
|2010-11||60||30||25||-||1||4||170||172||65||4th of 8 Eastern||Lost First Round 0-2 (Muskegon Lumberjacks)|
|2011-12||60||26||29||-||2||3||192||222||57||6th of 8 Eastern||Lost First Round 0-2 (Dubuque Fighting Saints)|
|2012-13||64||22||37||-||2||3||178||230||49||7th of 8 Eastern||Did not Qualify|
|2013-14 (overal)||60||30||25||-||1||4||246||213||65||T-5th of 8 Eastern||n/a|
|2014-15 (overall)||60||25||32||-||1||2||208||209||53||8th of 9 Eastern||n/a|
|2015-16 (overall)||60||22||31||-||5||2||172||219||51||Eastern||Did not Qualify|
The current head coach for the Under-17 team is Ron Rolston, brother of NHLer Brian Rolston. Chadd Cassidy serves as assistant coach for the Under-17s. Kurt Kleinendorst is the head coach for the Under-18 team, with John Wroblewski serving as an assistant. Joe Exter serves as goaltending coach for both teams in the NTDP.
As of the 2008–09 season, more than 45 NTDP alumni were playing in the National Hockey League. This includes Patrick Kane and Erik Johnson, both of whom were drafted first overall in the NHL Entry Draft.
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