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2021-22 USHL Season Preview: USA Hockey NTDP

09/17/2021, 10:15am CDT
By USHL

Player to Watch

Logan Cooley turns to his Under-18 season after registering 28 points (15-13-28) in 27 games in the USHL last season. The University of Notre Dame commit recorded a total of 60 points (31-29-60) for the Under-17 squad in 55 games and appeared in 19 Under-18 games in which he picked up 14 points (4-10-14). 

“Very smart, responsible, competitive player. He’s gifted offensively and plays a 200-foot game.”
- USA Hockey National Team Development Program (NTDP) U18 Head Coach Adam Nightingale

NHL Draft

NHL Draft Prospects: 

Seamus Casey
Ryan Chesley
Logan Cooley
Maddox Fleming
Cutter Guathier
Isaac Howard
Rutger McGroarty
Frank Nazar

On Hutson: “Ton of poise, a lot of moxie. He has the skill and ability to not only be a factor offensively, but also an elite defender with a really good stick and competitiveness.”
- NTDP U18 Head Coach Adam Nightingale 

On McGroarty: “Big, strong power forward. Sees the ice very well and is super competitive. A combination of those things makes him a high-end player.”
- NTDP U18 Head Coach Adam Nightingale

New Coaches in the NTDP

Jimmy Mullin (Under-18 Assistant Coach)

Ryan Kessler (Under-18 Volunteer Assistant Coach)

NCAA Commitments

  • Boston College: Drew Fortescue, Cutter Gauthier, Charlie Leddy, Ryan Leonard, Aram Minnetian, Seamus Powell, William Vote
  • Boston University: Michael Chambre, Ryan Fine, Lane Hutson, Kai Janviriya, Devin Kaplan
  • Harvard University: Salvatore Guzzo, Marek Hejduk
  • Northeastern University: William Smith
  • Providence College: Brady Berard
  • St. Cloud State University: Austin Burnevik
  • University of Michigan: Trey Augustine, Hunter Brzustewicz, Seamus Casey, Charlie Cerrato, Frank Nazar III
  • University of Minnesota: Ryan Chesley, Cruz Lucius, Jimmy Snuggerud
  • University of Minnesota Duluth: Isaac Howard
  • University of New Hampshire: Tyler Muszelik
  • University of North Dakota: Cole Spicer
  • University of Notre Dame: Logan Cooley, Tyler Duke, Paul Fischer, Maddox Fleming, Carter Slaggert
  • University of Wisconsin: Brady Cleveland, Zachary Schulz, Charlie Stramel

Home Games to Watch For

October 1, 2021 vs. Youngstown Phantoms
- Home and Season Opener

February 25, 2022 vs. Green Bay Gamblers & March 25, 2022 vs. Youngstown Phantoms
- Bobblehead Nights

March 18-19, 2022 vs. Chicago Steel
- Military Weekend

Additional Comments from Adam Nightingale

“It’s a great league and we’re really excited for the opportunity to play another competitive schedule against these elite junior teams. We’re looking forward to a great year and feel fortunate to be able to play in the USHL.” 

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