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McPhee, Bellows highlight U.S. NTDP camp roster

Mar 11, 2014, 3:49 PM EDT

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On Monday, USA Hockey announced its 2014 National Team Development Program camp roster, featuring a number of players with ties to the National Hockey League.

Graham McPhee, the son of Washington Capitals GM George McPhee, headlines the list — McPhee has committed to Boston College and is currently playing at Shattuck-St Mary’s, the same school that produced Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Toews and Zach Parise.

Other NTDP campers with NHL connections include…

— Kieffer Bellows, son of former Minnesota North Stars forward Brian Bellows.

— Logan Brown, son of 12-year NHL defenseman Jeff Brown.

— Griffin Luce, grandson of ex-NHLer and current Flyers scout Don Luce.

— Jamie Armstrong, son of Blues scouting director Bill Armstrong.

Camp coaches will include former Nashville and Montreal forward Blake Geoffrion, and ex-Hurricanes defenseman David Tanabe.

  1. joey4id - Mar 11, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    Nice to see Blake Geoffrrion (grand son of ex NHLer Bernie “boom boom” Geoffrion) back in the mix after his career ending injury. He is the son of ex-NHLer Danny Geoffrion and great grand son of ex-NHLer Howie Morenz.

    • ibieiniid - Mar 11, 2014 at 4:08 PM

      wasn’t it only “career ending” because of the dangerous situation he’d be in if there were ever a future headshot or something? I wonder if his condition really changed all that much or he’s just making a stupid decision to keep playing.

      • joey4id - Mar 11, 2014 at 4:18 PM

        He’s not playing. He’s listed as a camp coach.

      • ibieiniid - Mar 11, 2014 at 4:20 PM

        oh true. I reads bad.

  2. stcrowe - Mar 12, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    So many of these up and coming American kids are the sons of famous players from other countries, who were born when their fathers were playing in the NHL. I notice that every year at the World Juniors. American kids with names like Bourque, Stastny, Parise, Galchenyuk, etc. whose fathers famously played for Canada, Czechoslovakia, etc. This is one big reason why the U.S. has replaced Russia as Canada’s biggest international hockey rival.

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