PLYMOUTH, Mich. – Rod Braceful (Detroit, Mich.) has been hired as assistant director of player personnel for USA Hockey's National Team Development Program, it was announced today.
Braceful, who served as the director of scouting for the Muskegon Lumberjacks last year, will assist with recruiting and evaluation efforts for the NTDP.
Prior to the Lumberjacks, Braceful worked for Legacy Global Sports as the midwest hockey director, where he organized and led camps for Selects Hockey.
The Michigan native also served as a youth hockey coach in the Metro Detroit area for the Little Caesars and Compuware Youth Hockey programs.
Braceful graduated from New England College in 2012 with a dual degree in sports and recreation management and business administration.
ABOUT THE NTDP: USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program is in its 22nd season of competition and is based at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan. The goal of the full-time development program 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.