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Morning Bag Skate: New Chicago summer leagues, and US Olympians

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

2017 NHL Draft - NHL Centennial Fan Arena Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Howdy y’all! There was no hockey yesterday night, so this morning’s bag skate is going to be chalked full of draft profiles and a new summer league in Chicago!? Brandon is out, so I’m going to try my best to follow in his footsteps with this - which means this is where my Portillo’s reference goes, right?


**Second City Hockey predicts the Chicago Blackhawks 8th pick in NHL mock draft (SCH)

**Noah Dobson NHL Draft Profile (

**Blackhawks announce US Olympians Kendall Coyne, Hilary Knight, and Alex Rigsby will appear at the Hawks Girls Youth Hockey Camp in July (Blackhawks Release)

**MB Ice Arena to host the newly developed Chicago Pro Hockey League (CPHL)


**Minnesota Wild hire Dean Evason as Assistant Coach (NHL)

**St. Louis Blues looking for an upgrade at Center (NHL)


**Stanley Cup Final schedule (SBN)

**SB Nation’s 2018 NHL mock draft (SBN)

**SBN mock draft: Day 2 Recap (SBN)

**NHL Fan’s Choice Awards Ballot (NHL)

**Top 10 Goalie Prospects in the 2018 NHL Draft (NHL)

**11 names the New York Islanders could be going after for Head Coach (ESPN)

**Draft day “big name” trade candidates (TheHockeyNews)


**Kelly Cup Final: Colorado forces a Game 7 with a 4-2 win over Florida (Colorado Eagles)

**Richard Seeley named the GM of AHL’s Ontario Reign (ECHL)

**Why hockey teams may not like “Home Ice Advantage” (NewYorkTimes)

**2018’s Best Cities for Hockey Fans (Wallethub)

**Doc Emerick’s NPR Feature (NPR)