Top 2007-born Americans heading to Plymouth

On March 14th, forty-five of the top American hockey players from the 2007 birth year were announced as invitees to USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program (USNTDP) evaluation camp. The camp, which will help select the 2023-24 U.S. National Under-17 team, is currently underway and will run through March 22nd at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan. All games are open to the public.

Participating players will be split into two teams and participate in on-ice practices, off-ice training and games. Click HERE for the full roster and game schedule. 

Per USA Hockey, the invitees represent 17 different states, including Minnesota (12), New York (6), California (5), Michigan (4), Illinois (3), Massachusetts (2), North Dakota (2), Pennsylvania (2), Alaska (1), Arizona (1), Colorado (1), Connecticut (1), Florida (1), Maine (1), Maryland (1), Washington (1) and Wisconsin (1).    

30 of the camp’s invitees have been playing their 2022-23 seasons on various U.S. and Canadian teams Ranked among the Top 10 in their respective countries.

No. 1 Shattuck. St. Mary’s 16U 

No. 3 Long Island Gulls 16U

No. 12 North Jersey Avalanche 16U

No. 21 Dallas Stars Elite 16U

No. 23 Pittsburgh Penguins Elite 16U

No. 1 Little Caesars 15O

No. 2 Bishop Kearney Selects 15O

No. 3 Chicago Mission 15O

No. 5 Long Island Gulls 15O

No. 6 Mount St. Charles 15O

No. 7 Los Angeles Jr. Kings 15O

No. 9 Mid-Fairfield Jr. Rangers 15O

No. 1 Toronto Marlboros U16

A majority of these invitees will continue their ’22-23 seasons following the camp, with their clubs competing in 2023 USA Hockey Nationals.

The camp will run through March 22nd, with final selections to follow. To stay up to date on this camp, as well as more coverage of the top teams and top players in youth hockey be sure to follow WHH on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Discord and YouTube!