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USNTDP Camp Roster Reaction

Three Michigan commits and many more targets from the state will vie for roster spots at NTDP Camp

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Announced yesterday, the 50-Man Evaluation Camp roster to join the United States National Development program has been released. For the full list, check it out here.

We'll take a look at which Michigan recruits made the roster, as well as the top players from the state of Michigan and top targets in the class.

Commits

Michael Pastujov

HoneyBaked U16 | Right Wing | 6' 0" | 190 lbs

A no-brainer here. Pastujov played up a year last season with the HB U-16's and fit right in, this year his season was limited by a shoulder injury but he returned at the end of the season and still was able to be an impact player despite playing in just a handful of games.

He's big, fast and has a ton of skill. Pastujov is as close of a lock to make the roster as there is this year.

Quinn Hughes

Toronto Marlies AAA | Defense | 5' 8" | 140 lbs

A major coup for USA hockey. When he committed the idea was that Hughes would follow the same path as 2016 commit Griffin Luce to the NTDP program. Like Luce, Hughes has dual citizenship in the US and Canada but lives and plays in Toronto.

While Hughes is a bit short, he is one of the smartest defenseman in the 99 age group, makes great decisions with the puck and will be one of the top offensive-defenseman in camp. With a good showing, he should be able to make the cut.

Josh Norris

Oakland Jr Grizzlies U16 | Left Wing | 5' 11" | 165 lbs

Norris is a quick, high-motor forward who plays a solid two-way game. He skates well and competes at a high level.

It's always a toss-up with forwards here, because there are so many talented players in camp. He'll need a good showing to separate himself from the pack.


Players Of Note

Fowards

Sasha Chmelevski, Wyatt Bongiovanni

On a loaded HoneyBaked team, Chmelevski starred alongside the likes of Mike Pastujov, Ivan Lodnia and other big names, while Bongiovanni had a quiet but impressive season. Both made their marks as dynamic offensive talents.

Defense

Chris Trouba, Max Gildon, Tommy Miller

If you're looking for imposing, minute crunching defensemen, these three don't disappoint.

Chris Trouba is of course, the brother of former Wolverine and Winnipeg Jet star Jacob Trouba. Playing for the Compuware program, Chris is still working on his offensive game but in the defensive zone is a turning into a star in his own right.

From the Dallas Stars U16 program, Max Gildon is the top uncommitted defenseman of the 99's.

From the Victory Honda program, Tommy Miller is a smooth skating two-way defenseman who handles the puck well.

Goalies

Dylan St.  Cyr

Michigan is looking for a goalie in this class and a name you should familiarize yourself with is Dylan St Cyr. From the HoneyBaked program, St. Cyr led the HPHL in wins with 16 after posting a 1.32 GAA the year before. St. Cyr may be short but he's as sharp with his mechanics as you'll find in camp this year.