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Morning Bag Skate: NHL, NHLPA agree to 7-year deal with adidas

Our daily look at Blackhawks news and the happenings around the hockey world.

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The Chicago Blackhawks will wear adidas sweaters starting with the 2017-18 season.

The NHL and adidas announced a seven-year partnership to make adidas the official outfitter for on-ice apparel and headwear for the League. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said the sweaters will not have ads.


**Chicago loses 2018 World Junior Championship bid (SCH)

**Hawks prospects take seventh place at Traverse City tournament (IceHogs)

**Joining Hawks still surreal for prospect Nolan Valleau (ESPN Chicago)

**Patrick Kane's status is shrouded in silence (New York Times)

**Celebrate Hawks' championship with Second City Dynasty T-shirt (SCH)


**Jamie Benn, Ales Hemsky on track, but doubtful for preseason (Defending Big D)

**Who could Blues send to World Cup of Hockey? (St. Louis GameTime)

**Previewing Predators' goaltenders (On The Forecheck)

**Wild Top 25 Under 25: No. 9 Mike Reilly (Hockey Wilderness)


**NHL, NHLPA announce seven-year jersey parternship with adidas (NHL)

**Blue Jackets win second straight Traverse City tournament (PHT)

**Outdoor game on Parlimaent Hill could be in works (TSN)

**Simon Gagne retires from hockey (Broad Street Hockey)

**Report: Panthers offer Jonathan Huberdeau 2-year deal; 2 other teams considering offer sheets (theScore)

**Report: Coyotes invite Joey Crabb to camp on PTO (theScore)


**Tabor's Sauve chooses Vermont (SBN College Hockey)

**Hockey East recruiting rankings by class (SBN College Hockey)

**Minnesota, Wisconsin sit atop WCHA women's coaches poll (SBN College Hockey)