U.S. NTDP Commitment Scouting Reports

The U.S. National Team Developmental Program was recently in town for an exhibition contest with the No. 4 Michigan Wolverines and GBW recently caught up with U.S. NTDP coach Ron Rolston to get a brief statement about each of his future Wolverines.

On Jack Johnson

"An exceptional offense tool, skating ability, obviously very highly rated in central scouting in the first round. Obviously a go to guy, a premiere player in our program on this team this year. He's going to add a lot to Michigan hockey obviously in the future to give them a defenseman that really can do everything very well.

On Mark Mitera

"A big strong defensive defenseman, good defensive stick, moves the puck simply but makes good decisions. He's going to be a good kind of stay at home guy. He does have a heavy shot from the blue line that can create offense there, but he'll probably be a guy that is just real reliable offering you size and toughness back there.

On Jason Bailey

"Big, strong, skates very well, very physical, creates a lot of space for offensive players and adds an edge to your hockey team, great attitude and a great team guy.

On Zach MacVoy

"Very good stick skills passing, can score in tight. You know he's right now playing on one of our better offensive lines because he thinks the game very well and can create offense."

On Dan Fardig

"Danny, obviously I think he's been a great influence on our whole program over the year. He's played with both teams (U-18 and U-17)and he's a real good two-way player. He scored against Michigan, although, I don't think that's going to be his forte. I just think he's going to be a real character, a player for them. He may end up one day being their captain just because of his work ethic and his character and just does a lot of things well. He blocks shots and does a lot of little things. He funnels back well and plays good in the defensive zone. He's quick on the boards, forechecks well, and finishes his hits so I think he's somebody that's going to, I think, come in there and obviously have to work his way into the line up but I think once he does and shows the character he has that he's going to do real well at Michigan."

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