Category Archives: NTDP

On Will Butcher signing with the Devils and the debate we’re still having about NCAA UFAs for some reason

Will Butcher, the most coveted in a class of former collegiate players who let their own draft rights lapse or were not signed by their drafting team, has signed a two-year deal with the New Jersey Devils. The Hobey Baker … Continue reading

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The Long Goodbye…

As a noted procrastinator who utilizes the stress and anxiety of a tight deadline to focus and tighten his writing, and as someone who so often said on this very website that this piece would come at this time only to … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 Olympics, All-America Teams, American Prospects, Blog News, Grow the Game, High School Hockey, Hockey Weekend Across America, IIHF Men's World Championship, Junior Hockey, Minor League Hockey, NCAA, NHL, NHL Draft, NTDP, Paralympics, U.S. National Teams, USA Hockey, USHL, Whimsy, Women's Hockey, World Junior Championship, World U17 Hockey Challenge, World U18 Championship, Youth Hockey | 17 Comments

The Evolution of Goaltender John Gibson

#489376413 / gettyimages.com On a chilly November evening in front of 200 or 300 spectators at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube, John Gibson flipped a switch. The Pittsburgh native had been at USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program for less … Continue reading

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Jack Eichel: The American Prospect Everyone is Talking About

Jack Eichel is early. The often large spotlight cast on the NHL Draft this time of year seems a bit dim, as if conserving energy for what’s to come. Even two months away from the day every prospect dreams about, … Continue reading

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2014 IIHF World Under-18 Championship Team USA Preview

The U.S. National Under-18 Team will look to improve on its silver medal finish at the IIHF World Under-18 Championship this year, while continuing a medal streak that dates back to 2004. The World Under-18 Championship will be held in … Continue reading

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2014 NTDP Tryout Camp Roster Announced

Every year around this time, the NTDP unveils its tryout camp roster for next season’s U.S. National Under-17 Team. This year, the NTDP is inviting 52 of the best American players born in 1998 to compete in the four-day camp … Continue reading

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PHOTOS: USA Hockey Goalie Masks Through History

With the Olympics coming up and each of the U.S. goalies debuting their masks, I figured it would be fun to look at the various masks throughout the history of the Olympics and other national team events. The mask allows … Continue reading

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