The 2017-18 season was historic for the NTDP in so many ways. From goal scoring to shutouts to a playoff berth, we'll be recapping the season with graphics and videos that will be housed on this page.
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The 2017-18 NTDP teams were a high-scoring bunch. The teams combined for 591 goals in 123 games, averaging 4.8 goals per game as a program. The combined Team USA scored 295 goals in USHL play, the most goals scored since the 1994-95 season.
It was Erik Middendorf (Scottsdale, Ariz.) who scored the final home goal for Team USA at USA Hockey Arena in a 10-6 victory against Youngstown.
Here's a look at @jhughes_86 2nd tally... He's now tied with @PKessel81 for fourth in all-time single-season points with 98. @WahlstromOliver's assist moves him in a tie with Kessel/@ClaytonKeller37 for 10th all-time single-season points with 82. #USAVsCHI #NTDP pic.twitter.com/mGI4cNeGId— USA Hockey NTDP (@USAHockeyNTDP) March 25, 2018
The NTDP recapped some the U17s (left) and U18s (right) best highlights and behind the scenes moments from the 2017-18 season!
The 2017-18 NTDP squad shot the puck... a lot. The teams combined for 3853 shots in 123 games, averaging over 31 shots per game as a program.
Oliver Wahlstrom (Quincy, Mass.) led all Team USA players with 288 shots on goal on the season (4.65/game). He translated that into 48 goals.
The 2017-18 NTDP goaltenders came up BIG in a lot of games. The four goaltenders combined to record 3,143 saves over the course of the season!
The NTDP tallied an impressive 1,583 points for the 2017-18 season, with Jack Hughes setting the U17's point record and coming just one point shy of Auston Matthew's program record with 116.
The U.S. took first place at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge for the first time in three years and fifth time overall after defeating Canada Red in the championship game and going 7-0-0 in the tournament. Cole Caufield netted a hat trick in the final game while Jack Hughes led the tournament in points with 15.
Drew DeRidder went undefeated in USHL play during 2017-18, recording 15 wins, a 2.55 goals-allowed-average and a 0.903 save percentage.
The Under-17s shined on the international stage as they placed first in the World Under-17 Challenge, Four Nations and Five Nations tournaments, resulting in an undefeated record of 14-0 in international play.
Oliver Wahlstrom led the U18s in multiple stat categories, including points, goals and assists. The New York Islanders draft pick also led the USHL in best plus-minus for the 2017-18 season.