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NTDP Announces Six Commitments for 2013-14 Season

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One Forward, Four Defensemen and One Goaltender Latest
to be Named to U.S. National Under-17 Team
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Forward Dennis Yan (Troy, Mich.), along with defensemen Christian Evers (Waukee, Iowa),Casey Fitzgerald (North Reading, Mass.), Noah Hanifin (Norwood, Mass.) and Jospeh Masonius (Spring Lake, N.J.) and goaltender Michael Lackey (Washington, D.C.) have committed to join USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program for the 2013-14 season. The players, all from the 1997 birth year, will compete as members of the U.S. National Under-17 Team.
Player
Pos.
2012-13 Team
Regular-Season Stats
Playoff Stats
(if applicable)
College Commitment
(if applicable)
Notes
Christian Evers D Omaha Lancers Midget Minor 70GP
27-44–71
North Dakota
Casey Fitzgerald D Malden Catholic High School (Mass.) 25GP
6-17–23
Boston College Son of former NHL forward, Tom Fitzgerald
Noah Hanifin D St. Sebastian’s School (Mass.) 30GP
11-25–36
Boston College
Michael Lackey G Phillips Exeter Academy (N.H.) 24GP
2.43, .905
Princeton
Joseph Masonius D NJ Hitmen Jr. A 10GP
1-2–3
1GP
0-0–0
New Hampshire Member of 2013 EJHL Dineen Cup Champions
Dennis Yan F Belle Tire Midget Major (Mich.) 40GP
30-15–45
8GP
6-3–9
NOTES: The 2013-14 U.S. National Under-17 Team will play in the United States Hockey League, the top junior league in the U.S. It will also compete in three international competitions, including the 2014 World Under-17 Challenge in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia … Casey Fitzgerland (North Reading, Mass.) is the son of former NHL, World Junior Championship and World Championship forward, Tom Fitzgerald, who currently serves as the assistant to the general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins … The roster currently stands at 11 forwards, eight defensemen and two goaltenders, having previously announced commitments by forwards Jeremy Bracco(Freeport, N.Y.), Christian Fischer (Wayne, Ill.), Jordan Greenway (Potsdam, N.Y.), Luke Kirwan (DeWitt, N.Y.),Luke Kunin (Chesterfield, Mo.), Auston Matthews (Scottsdale, Ariz.), Jack Roslovic (Columbus, Ohio), Matthew Tkachuk (St. Louis, Mo.), Brendan Warren (Carleton, Mich.) and Colin White (Hanover, Mass.), along with defensemen Nicholas Boka (Plymouth, Mich.), Caleb Jones (Frisco, Texas), Charles MacAvoy (Long Island, N.Y.) and Zach Werenski (Grosse Pointe, Mich.), and netminder Luke Opilka (St. Louis, Mo.).
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