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2017-18 U.S. National U17 Team Roster Announced

04/24/2017, 1:15pm EDT
By USA Hockey

Thirteen forwards, eight defensemen and two goaltenders have been selected to join USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program located in Plymouth, Michigan, it was announced today. The 23 players, all from the 2001 birth year, will compete for the U.S. National Under-17 Team during the 2017-18 season.

The U.S. National Under-17 Team will play in the United States Hockey League, the only Tier I junior hockey league in the United States, as well as select competition against teams in the North American Hockey League and Minnesota Elite League. It will also compete in three international tournaments, including the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, 2017 Four Nations Tournament and 2018 Five Nations Tournament.

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2017-18 U.S. National Under-17 Team

Position Player Birth Date Hometown 2016-17 Team College Commitment
F John Beecher April 5, 2001 Elmira, N.Y. Salisbury (Conn.) School Not Yet Committed
F Matthew Boldy April 5, 2001 Millis, Mass. Dexter (Mass.) School Boston College
F Cole Caufield Jan. 2, 2001 Mosinee, Wis. Stevens Point Area (Wis.) HS Ohio State University
F Judd Caulfield March 19, 2001 Grand Forks, N.D. Grant Forks Central (N.D.) HS University of North Dakota
F Sean Farrell Nov. 2, 2001 Hopkinton, Mass. St. Mark's (Mass.) School Harvard University
D Domenick Fensore Sept. 7, 2001 Thornwood, N.Y. P.A.L. Junior Islanders 16U Quinnipiac University
F Michael Gildon June 21, 2001 Plano, Texas Dallas Stars 16U Not Yet Committed
D Drew Helleson March 26, 2001 Farmington, Minn. Shattuck St. Mary's (Minn.) Prep 16U Boston College
F Jack Hughes May 14, 2001 Orlando, Fla. Toronto Marlboros Minor Midget AAA Not Yet Committed
G Spencer Knight April 19, 2001 Darien, Conn. Avon Old Farms (Conn.) Prep Boston College
F Owen Lindmark May 17, 2001 Naperville, Ill. Chicago Mission 16U University of Wisconsin
D Case McCarthy Jan. 9, 2001 Clarence Center, N.Y. Buffalo Jr. Sabres 16U Boston University
F Patrick Moynihan Jan. 23, 2001 Millis, Mass. Noble & Greenough (Mass.) School Boston College
F Ryder Rolston Oct. 31, 2001 Birmingham, Mich. Little Caesars 16U University of Notre Dame
G Cameron Rowe June 1, 2001 Wilmette, Ill. Team Illinois Midget Minor Not Yet Committed
D Ryan Siedem Feb. 25, 2001 Madison, N.J. Avon Old Farms (Conn.) Prep Boston College
D Henry Thrun March 12, 2001 Southborough, Mass. St. Mark's (Mass.) School Harvard University
F Alex Turcotte Feb. 26, 2001 Island Lake, Ill. Chicago Mission 16U University of Wisconsin
D Alex Vlasic June 5, 2001 Wilmette, Ill. Chicago Mission 16U Boston Univeristy
D Marshall Warren April 20, 2001 Laurel Hollow, N.Y. North Jersey Avalanche 16U Harvard University
F Danny Weight May 1, 2001 Lattingtown, N.Y. P.A.L. Junior Islanders 16U Not Yet Committed
D Cam York Jan. 5, 2001 Anaheim Hills, Calif. Shattuck St. Mary's (Minn.) Mid. Prep Boston College
F Trevor Zegras March 20, 2001 Bedford, N.Y. Avon Old Farms (Conn.) Prep Boston University

NOTES: Twelve states are represented on the roster, with New York leading the way with six natives. Four players hail from Massachusetts and Illinois. California, Connecticut, Florida, Michigan Minnesota, New Jersey, North Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin each have one representative … Eighteen players have given verbal commitments to NCAA Division I hockey programs ... Eighteen players previously attended the USA Hockey Boys' Select 15 player development camp ... Forwards Michael Gildon (Plano, Texas) and Jack Hughes (Orlando, Fla.) both have older brothers who are currently in their second season with the NTDP as members of the U.S. National Under-18 Team (Max Gildon, Quinn Hughes) … Ryder Rolston’s (Birmingham, Mich.) father, Brian Rolston, spent 17 seasons in the NHL with the New Jersey Devils, Colorado Avalanche, Boston Bruins, Minnesota Wild and New York Islanders, winning the Stanley Cup in 1995 with the Devils. He represented the U.S. on nine separate occasions, most notably the gold-medal earning U.S. team at the 1996 World Cup of Hockey and at three Olympic Winter Games (1994, 2002, 2006). Ryder’s uncle, Ron Rolston previously served as a head coach with the NTDP from 2004-11. He has also coached at the professional and collegiate levels … Alex Turcotte’s (Island Lake, Ill.) father, Alfie Turcotte, played professional hockey from 1983-99 skating in 112 NHL games, as well as stints in the American Hockey League and overseas in European leagues. He also represented Team USA at the 1984 IIHF World Junior Championship and 1986 IIHF Men’s World Championship … Danny Weight (Lattingtown, N.Y.) is the son of New York Islanders head coach and U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Doug Weight. As a player, Doug Weight spent 19 years in the NHL with the New York Rangers, Edmonton Oilers, Carolina Hurricanes, Anaheim Ducks, St. Louis Blues and Islanders, winning the Stanley Cup in 2006 with the Hurricanes. He played for Team USA at nine international events, including three Olympic Winter Games (1998, 2002, 2006) and the championship 1996 World Cup of Hockey squad.

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