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NHL Draft | American Development Path

USA Hockey provides the foundation for the sport of ice hockey in America; helps young people become leaders, even Olympic heroes; and connects the game at every level while promoting a lifelong love of the sport.

Beginning with a player's first steps onto the ice and carrying them through age 18 and beyond, USA Hockey's American Development Model provides players and parents with a blueprint that can not only help players reach the NHL, but allows for players, parents and families to have the best youth hockey experience possible.

For more information on USA Hockey's various programs, junior leagues and events such as Youth National Championships, Player Development Camps, National Team Development Program or All-American Prospects Game, click the tabs below.

American Development Model

American Development Path

U.S. Junior Leagues

National Team Development Program

College Hockey

Signature Events

Youth Nationals

Player Development Camps

All-American Game