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USHL Player Development

You’re serious about hockey. You’re getting better every day and you’re performing at a high level with your current team. You’re ready to explore your options on how to reach the next level and achieve your goals. Which development path is right for you? Junior hockey is the logical choice – but the different leagues, rules and opportunities can be confusing in both the U.S. and Canada. There’s a lot of information and clutter out there. We can help you navigate the junior hockey landscape.




Doug Christiansen, Director of Player Development, presenting the

Doug Christiansen, Director of Player Development, presenting the “Make The Educated Decision” show at the 2015 USHL Combine.

Doug Christiansen joined the USHL in September 2014 to manage the League’s player recruitment efforts with communications targeted at players, parents, and family advisors. Doug is the Director of the USHL Combines, including player recruitment, outreach, player evaluation and final rosters.

Christiansen has experience at the NHL level as he recently assisted the Boston Bruins in their summer development camp for the organization’s prospects. He played NCAA Division I hockey at Union College  and was a four-year letter winner at Union College (1998-2002).  He was collegiate teammates for three seasons at Union with Jay Varady, Head Coach of the Sioux City Musketeers.

It is a return to the USHL for Christiansen after he played two seasons in the League with the Green Bay Gamblers (1996-98).  He helped the team capture the Anderson Cup during the 1996-97 regular season under Head Coach Don Granato who now serves in that same role for Team USA’s Under-18 squad in the USHL.

If you have any questions about the USHL, USHL Combine or USHL Draft, contact Doug: