2023 NHL Entry Draft

Scout's Notebook: The top prospects from the USNTDP

This year’s United States National Development Team Program is already historical. 

With two games remaining, they’ve already set the Program’s single-season record for wins against NCAA Div. 1 competition, winning 13 of their 17 games. That’s alongside an 11-3 record against USHL competition (13-3 including preseason games). 

So it’s no surprise that this year’s Program is exciting for draft purposes. Based on our ranking, they have three top-10 prospects, and at minimum, another first-round-calibre prospect. There are also plenty of second-round candidates, with players seemingly improving with each viewing. 

For most, the program’s top prospect is Will Smith. But it’s very much a debate in our ranks, with Oliver Moore earning the top rank in last month’s draft ranking, the first of three c

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2023 NHL Entry Draft U.S. National U18 Team USNTDP Juniors USDP USHL Beckett Hendrickson Ryan Leonard Aram Minnetian Oliver Moore Gabe Perreault Will Smith
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