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Morning Bag Skate: 4 Blackhawks named to ESPN’s top prospect rankings

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

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Four Chicago Blackhawks have been ranked in ESPN’s top prospect rankings: Alex DeBrincat (No. 47), Gustav Forsling (66), Ville Pokka (77) and Nick Schmaltz (85).

HAWKS

**DeBrincat leads 4 Hawks on ESPN’s top prospect rankings (SCH)

**Top 25 Under 25: Fredrik Olofsson at No. 11 (SCH)

**Hawks mailbag: Who will play with Toews? (Sun Times)

**Hawks drop to No. 20 in ESPN farm system rankings (SCH)

**Top 25 Under 25: Chad Krys at No. 12 (SCH)

**SCH GIF Tournament (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**Jets’ Laine healthy, ready to represent Finland (NHL.com)

**Wild announce Traverse City roster (HW)

NHL

**Hurricanes give GM Ron Francis 2-year extension (CC)

**Flames captain optimistic about Gaudreau’s contract (Calgary Herald)

**Flames sign Chris Higgins to PTO (M&G)

**Orlov is still unsigned, but Caps see greater role for him (The Washington Post)

**Bruins sign Dominic Moore to 1-year, $900K deal (SCoC)

**Blue Jackets sign Jarret Stoll to PTO (PHT)

**Blue Jackets’ Pierre-Luc Dubois believes he can win the Calder (NHL.com)

HOCKEY WORLD

**World Cup: 10 unknown players you should know (CBC)

**BC vs. Harvard women’s hockey to play at Frozen Fenway (BCI)

**Hockey East: 5 biggest offseason stories (SBNCH)