Morning Bag Skate: 2017 NHL draft kicks off in Chicago

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

The 2017 NHL draft will start with the New Jersey Devils on the clock with No. 1 overall pick at 6 p.m. local time Friday at the United Center in Chicago. For the first time since 2014, the Hawks will have a first-round pick with a selection at No. 26 overall.


**A guide to NHL draft: What to expect if you’re going (Chicago Tribune)

**Bowman, Quenneville discuss impact of Hossa sitting out (SCH)

**Hawks announce Blackhawks 2017-18 regular-season schedule (SCH)

**10 key dates for Blackhawks 2017-18 regular-season schedule (SCH)

**Hawks expected to keep Kruger through expansion draft, per report (SCH)

**SB Nation NHL mock draft: Hawks select Henri Jokiharju (SCH)

**NHL draft story: Anthony Louis’ dream comes true (The Athletic)

**Hawks making the most of their draft picks (The Athletic)

**Raddysh driven to earn NHL contract from Hawks (The Athletic)

**NHL Draft comes to ‘hockey hot spot’ of Chicago for first time (Chicago Sun Times)

**A complete list of every Hawks pick (SCH)

**Every Hawks trade, signing during 2017 offseason in one place (SCH)


**Stars add Barnes and Wilson to Hitchcock’s staff, retain Fraser (Defending Big D)

**Stars 2017-18 schedule (Defending Big D)

**Blues seem comfortable with goalies (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Blues 2017-18 schedule (St. Louis GameTime)

**Predators free agent targets: Centers (On The Forecheck)

**Predators 2017-18 schedule (On The Forecheck)

**Jets GM Cheveldayoff rolled dice on Enstrom (Winnipeg Free Press)

**Jets 2017-18 schedule (Arctic Ice Hockey)


**SB Nation’s 2017 NHL mock draft (SBN)

**Coyotes ‘part ways’ with Tippett after 8 seasons (SBN)

**NHL may punish failed offside reviews with penalties next season (PHT)

** Islanders acquire Eberle from Edmonton for Strome (Lighthouse Hockey)

**Radulov seeking $7M per season over six years, per report (Habs Eyes On The Prize)

**Habs acquire defenseman Schlemko from Vegas (Habs Eyes On The Prize)

**Schlemko is smart addition for Montreal (Habs Eyes On The Prize)

**Dwight King, Brian Flynn will not return to Habs next season (Habs Eyes On The Prize)

**Penguins re-sign Ruhwedel to 2-year deal (Pensburgh)

**Kings add ‘tremendous all-around teacher’ Nachbaur to coaching staff (PHT)

**Capitals re-sign defenseman Djoos to 2-year, $1.3M contract (PHT)


**Eeli Tolvanen not admitted by Boston College admissions (SBNCH)

**Catching up with Kunlun Red Star’s Noora Räty (The Ice Garden)