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David Nies Named Assistant Director of Player Personnel for NTDP

By USA Hockey's NTDP, 09/27/23, 12:00PM EDT


Nies joins USA Hockey after three seasons with Tri-City Storm

Photo from Tri-City Storm

PLYMOUTH, Mich. - USA Hockey announced today that David Nies (Brookline, Mass.) has been named assistant director of player personnel for USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program.

Photo from Tri-City Storm

Nies, who served as an assistant coach for the USHL’s Tri-City Storm the past two seasons (2021-2023), will join director of player personnel Rod Braceful (Detroit, Mich.) in recruiting and evaluating prospective players for the NTDP.

The Brookline, Mass., native helped lead the Storm to consecutive playoff appearances during his two seasons with Tri-City, including a Western Conference championship in 2021-22.

Prior to the Storm, Nies spent three seasons with the Omaha Lancers, serving as assistant coach (2018-21) and assistant general manager (2019-21), while helping lead the Lancers to the Clark Cup Playoffs in his third year on the bench.

Before coming to the USHL, Nies had stops as an assistant coach with the NAHL’s Amarillo Bulls (2017-18), video coach at Merrimack College (2016-17) and as an assistant coach at Curry (Mass.) College (2015-16).

Nies skated collegiately for four seasons (2009-13) at the University of Southern Maine, where he was named captain of the Huskies during his junior and senior seasons.

NOTES: All ticket packages for Team USA’s 2023-24 season, including individual, group, flex and season tickets, are now on sale by calling the USA Hockey Arena box office at 734-453-8400 or visiting Hockey’s National Team Development Program is in its 27th season of competition and is based at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan.

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