The USNTDP has altered the face of USA Hockey by bringing the nation’s top young players together to drive them to greater heights. The program has a rich cast of alumni including Patrick Kane, Auston Matthews, Jack Eichel, Dylan Larkin, Phil Kessel, Clayton Keller, Logan Cooley, Seth Jones, Zach Werenski, Charlie McAvoy, Jacob Trouba and John Gibson. As many as five NTDP players could be selected in the first round of the 2023 NHL Draft.

NTDP coach Dan Muse joins the PHNX Coyotes Podcast to discuss those players and the program’s meteoric rise.

0:00 Intro

1:20 NTDP coach Dan Muse joins the show

3:10 Muse’s experience with the team USA in Switzerland

8:15 Muse’s evolution as a coach

10:40 Petey’s u-18 hockey team experience

12:30 Muse explains the development of the younger USA players in higher levels

14:00 Muse analyzes NHL draft prospects

25:20 Muse’s experience coaching Logan Cooley

27:45 How USA hockey has changed

30:10 The process from Team USA to college

37:00 Expanding the USA youth hockey leagues?

40:05 Overviewing NHL draft prospects

42:30 Some concerns about USA NDPT hockey

47:35 NHL playoffs recap/takes

50:20 Predictions for Thursday’s NHL playoff games