Morning Bag Skate: 2016 Blackhawks Convention begins

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

The Chicago Blackhawks will kick off its annual convention at 5 p.m. Friday with an opening ceremony at Hilton Chicago.


**Fortin wants to sign with Hawks, and he's eligible to do so (SCH)

**Northbrook's James Sanchez relishes opportunity to audition for Hawks (Chicago Tribune)

**Invitees answer Hawks' prospect camp call (CSNC)

**Hawks prospect emerging part of UNO's success (CSNC)

**Future looks bright for Wouters (Chicago Tribune)

**Hawks prospect camp roster, schedule (SCH)

**Every Hawks trade, signing this offseason (SCH)

**Every Hawks offseason rumor (SCH)

**Hawks depth chart 2016-17: A living projection of the roster, salary cap books (SCH)


**Jets sign Armia, Lowry to 2 more years (AIH)

**Blues re-sign AHL sniper Rattie to 1-year deal (STLGT)


**Hurricanes sign RFA d-man Murphy to 2-year, $1.575M (CC)

**Islanders re-sign Quine to 2 years, $1.225M (LH)

**Kings sign Danish forward Bjorkstrand to 1-year deal (PHT)

**Oilers sign Puljujarvi to ELC (Edmonton Journal)

**Red Wings sign Glendening to 4-year extension (WIIM)

**Red Wings re-sign Pulkkinen (WIIM)

**Red Wings sign 2016 second-round pick Hronek to ELC (WIIM)

**Penguins re-sign Schultz to 1-year, $1.4M deal (Pensburgh)

**Sabres sign Foligno to 1-year deal (DBTB)

**Cousins re-signs with Flyers (BSH)

**Rangers, Miller avoid arbitration with 2-year deal (BB)

**Lightning sign Conacher (RC)

**Bruins sign Miller, Morrow (SCoC)

**Canucks re-sign goaltender Bachman (PHT)


**Minnesota State applies for NCHC (SBNCH)

**John LaFontaine, NAHL Coach of the Year, named USHL's Muskegon head coach (USHL)