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Morning Bag Skate: 6-13-19

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

Chicago Blackhawks v New York Islanders Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Blackhawks goalie prospect Wouter Peeters signed a tryout contract with Tappara in Liiga, Finland’s top division.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, Cole Hamels struck out nine in seven scoreless innings in the Cubs’ 10-1 win over the Rockies to avoid a series sweep.

On Thursday, Red Stars striker Sam Kerr and Australia play Brazil in the World Cup. The White Sox begin a three-game home series against the Yankees. The Cubs head to Los Angeles to start a four-game series against the Dodgers.

(Photo: Radim Vrbata)

BLACKHAWKS

Goalie prospect Wouter Peeters joins Finland’s Tappara on tryout contract (SCH)

Saad belongs back in top-six role for Blackhawks (SCH)

Not seeing is believing: Willful ignorance is key for one of the Blackhawks’ most important draft voices (The Athletic)

On The Clock, Episode 1: Draft lottery reactions (SCH)

Blackhawks’ 2019 offseason schedule (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

Q&A: Dan Lambert hopes to return the Predators’ power play to respectability (The Athletic)

NHL

At last: Blues win first Stanley Cup (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Blues’ O’Reilly wins Conn Smythe Trophy as playoffs MVP (NBC Sports)

Bouwmeester gets Stanley Cup after Pietrangelo following Blues win (NHL)

Bruins fans get the Blues (Boston Herald)

Goalie coach Mike Bales joining Sabres after leaving Hurricanes (Die By The Blade)

HOCKEY WORLD

Oilers sign AHL coach Jay Woodcroft to 3-year contract (AHL)