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Morning Bag Skate: 6-18-19

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

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2009 NHL Draft Portraits Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Nothing new on the Blackhawks’ front from Monday.

On Tuesday, the Cubs and White Sox begin their crosstown series at Wrigley Field. Red Stars striker Sam Kerr and Australia play Jamaica at the World Cup. Fire midfielder Djordje Mihailovic and the United States men’s national team play Guyana in Group D play in the Gold Cup at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

(Photo: Brandon Pirri at 2009 NHL draft)


Where Blackhawks’ forwards go after Dominik Kahun trade (SCH)

Where Blackhawks’ defense goes after acquiring Olli Maatta (SCH)

Olli Maatta trade: Expectations, impact on Blackhawks’ future (SCH)

On the Clock, Episode 2: Scouting at under-18 World Championship (SCH)

State of the Blackhawks prospects: Lots of potential among the forwards but not a lot of sure things (The Athletic)

Blackhawks will remain active in trade talks prior to NHL draft (SCH)

Maatta scouting report: Strengths, weaknesses and what he’ll bring to Blackhawks (SCH)

Blackhawks NHL draft guide: Who they’ll pick, draft needs, trends and more (SCH)


Jets trade pending RFA Trouba to Rangers for Pionk, 2019 first-round pick (Arctic Ice Hockey)


SB Nation’s 2019 NHL mock draft (SCH)

NHL draft top 100 prospect rankings: Peters’ final draft board (ESPN)

Custance: Examining the trade possibilities of every first-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft (The Athletic)

NHL draft host Canucks keeping all options open with No. 10 pick (Sportsnet)


Sharks to re-sign Karlsson to 8-year, $92M deal (Fear The Fin)

Senators sign Duclair to 1-year extension (Silver Seven)


Western Michigan assistant Todd Krygier takes same role with AHL Grand Rapids (USCHO)