WNY Hockey Prospects

Graziano Added to USNTDP U17 Roster


Another local player will be suiting up for the USNTDP U17 as Williamsville, NY goaltender Josh Graziano has been added to the teams roster for the remainder of the 2017 – 2018 season, including the upcoming World U18 Championship beginning April 19th in Chelyabinsk and Magnitogorsk, Russia. When asked about the move Graziano said “I am just super excited and grateful for the opportunity to represent my country and advance my hockey career.”


A former member of the Nichols School program, Graziano has played for the NAHL’s Coulee Region Chill playing 16 games and posting a 3.21 Goals Against Average and .910 Save Percentage. This will not be the first time Josh has been on the Team USA radar as he participated in the Select 15, Select 16 and Select 17 camps the last three summers. Graziano will join Clarence, NY defenseman Case McCarthy who has been with the USNTDP Program since the beginning of this season.



Williamsville, NY

Birthdate – March 23, 2000
Position – Goaltender
Catches – Left
Height – 6’3″
Weight – 179

Current Team – Coulee Region Chill – NAHL
Previous Team – Nichols School Vikings – US Prep Independent (2016 – 2017)


NCAA Commitment: None


Junior Draft Status:

– Drafted 2017, round 20 #308 overall by Cedar Rapids RoughRiders in the USHL Entry Draft
– Drafted 2016, round 6 #111 overall by Owen Sound Attack in the OHL Priority Selection


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