Morning Bag Skate: 4 Blackhawks named to ESPN’s top prospect rankings

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

Four Chicago Blackhawks have been ranked in ESPN’s top prospect rankings: Alex DeBrincat (No. 47), Gustav Forsling (66), Ville Pokka (77) and Nick Schmaltz (85).


**DeBrincat leads 4 Hawks on ESPN’s top prospect rankings (SCH)

**Top 25 Under 25: Fredrik Olofsson at No. 11 (SCH)

**Hawks mailbag: Who will play with Toews? (Sun Times)

**Hawks drop to No. 20 in ESPN farm system rankings (SCH)

**Top 25 Under 25: Chad Krys at No. 12 (SCH)

**SCH GIF Tournament (SCH)


**Jets’ Laine healthy, ready to represent Finland (

**Wild announce Traverse City roster (HW)


**Hurricanes give GM Ron Francis 2-year extension (CC)

**Flames captain optimistic about Gaudreau’s contract (Calgary Herald)

**Flames sign Chris Higgins to PTO (M&G)

**Orlov is still unsigned, but Caps see greater role for him (The Washington Post)

**Bruins sign Dominic Moore to 1-year, $900K deal (SCoC)

**Blue Jackets sign Jarret Stoll to PTO (PHT)

**Blue Jackets’ Pierre-Luc Dubois believes he can win the Calder (


**World Cup: 10 unknown players you should know (CBC)

**BC vs. Harvard women’s hockey to play at Frozen Fenway (BCI)

**Hockey East: 5 biggest offseason stories (SBNCH)