Eighteen players already committed to NCAA schools are among the 23 players named to the 2017-18 U.S. National Under-17 Team, USA Hockey has announced.
The 13 forwards, eight defensemen and two goaltenders have been selected to join USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program in Plymouth, Mich., for next season.
Boston College leads the eight NCAA programs with future players on the roster. The Eagles have six commits named to the team, followed by Boston University and Harvard (three each), Wisconsin (two), and North Dakota, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Quinnipiac (one each).
The U.S. National Under-17 Team will play in the USHL, as well as select competition against teams in the NAHL and Minnesota Elite League. It will also compete in three international tournaments: the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, the 2017 Four Nations Tournament and the 2018 Five Nations Tournament.
USA Hockey also announced the addition of two goaltenders to the 2017-18 National Under-18 Team: Drew DeRidder and Jon Mor. DeRidder is a Michigan State commit who spent 2016-17 with the USHL’s Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, while Mor, who is uncommitted, spent most of the season with the Chicago Young Americans U16 team.
|2017-18 U.S. National Under-17 Team|
|Name||Pos.||Birthdate||Hometown||2016-17 Team||NCAA Commitment|
|John Beecher||F||4/5/01||Elmira, N.Y.||Salisbury School|
|Matthew Boldy||F||4/5/01||Millis, Mass.||Dexter School||Boston College|
|Cole Caufield||F||1/2/01||Mosinee, Wis.||Stevens Point Area HS||Ohio State|
|Judd Caulfield||F||3/19/01||Grand Forks, N.D.||Grand Forks Central HS||North Dakota|
|Sean Farrell||F||11/2/01||Hopkinton, Mass.||St. Mark’s School||Harvard|
|Dominick Fensore||D||9/7/01||Thornwood, N.Y.||PAL Jr. Islanders 16U||Quinnipiac|
|Michael Gildon||F||6/21/01||Plano, Texas||Dallas Stars 16U|
|Drew Helleson||D||3/26/01||Farmington, Minn.||Shattuck St. Mary’s 16U||Boston College|
|Jack Hughes||F||5/14/01||Orlando, Fla.||Toronto Marlboros|
|Spencer Knight||G||4/19/01||Darien, Conn.||Avon Old Farms||Boston College|
|Owen Lindmark||F||5/17/01||Naperville, Ill.||Chicago Mission 16U||Wisconsin|
|Case McCarthy||D||1/9/01||Clarence Center, N.Y.||Buffalo Jr. Sabres 16U||Boston University|
|Patrick Moynihan||F||1/23/01||Millis, Mass.||Noble & Greenough School||Boston College|
|Ryder Rolston||F||10/31/01||Birmingham, Mich.||Little Caesars 16U||Notre Dame|
|Cameron Rowe||G||6/1/01||Wilmette, Ill.||Team Illinois|
|Ryan Siedem||D||2/25/01||Madison, N.J.||Avon Old Farms||Boston College|
|Henry Thrun||D||3/12/01||Southborough, Mass.||St. Mark’s School||Harvard|
|Alex Turcotte||F||2/26/01||Walled Lake, Mich.||Chicago Mission 16U||Wisconsin|
|Alex Vlasic||D||6/5/01||Wilmette, Ill.||Chicago Mission 16U||Boston University|
|Marshall Warren||D||4/20/01||Laurel Hollow, N.Y.||North Jersey Avalanche 16U||Harvard|
|Danny Weight||F||5/1/01||Lattingtown, N.Y.||PAL Jr. Islanders 16U|
|Cam York||D||1/5/01||Anaheim Hills, Calif.||Shattuck St. Mary’s||Boston College|
|Trevor Zegras||F||3/20/01||Bedford, N.Y.||Avon Old Farms||Boston University|