Intern Coach, U.S. National Under-18 Team
Phone: (734) 327-9251, ext. 325
J.D. Forrest returns to USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program in 2014-15 as an intern coach with the U.S. National Under-18 Team.
Forrest is an original member of USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program, skating with the program for three seasons (1997-2000). He played for the first U.S. squad that participated in the IIHF Men’s Under-18 World Championship (1999), totaling three points (1-2) in six games.
A draft pick of the Carolina Hurricanes in 2000, Forrest recently completed an 11-year professional career that included stints with teams in the East Coast Hockey League, American Hockey League and in Europe.
Prior to his time in professional hockey, Forrest patrolled the blue line for Boston College from 2000-04. While with the Eagles, he appeared in 144 games, registering 24 goals and 73 assists. Forrest was named to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team in 2001 and represented the U.S. that same year at the International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship in Russia. In 2002-03, the defenseman was tabbed as an NCAA All-American Second Team selection.