Morning Bag Skate: 4 Blackhawks prospects to play in Memorial Cup tournament

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Chicago Blackhawks prospect Alex DeBrincat had an assist in the Erie Otters’ 4-3 overtime win in Game 5 to win over over the Mississauga Steelheads to claim the J. Robertston Cup.

The Otters will next play in the four-team Memorial Cup round robin tournament. DeBrincat will be joined by fellow Chicago prospects Matthew Highmore and Nathan Noel (QMJHL Saint John) and Graham Knott (OHL Windsor) in the tournament.


**DeBrincat helps Erie win OHL championship (SCH)

**Blackhawks’ Marcus Kruger knows the drill pretty well by now (Chicago Sun Times)

**Highmore, Noel win QMJHL championship (SCH)

**Goalie prospect Peeters to play for Youngstown in USHL next season (SCH)

**Panik signs 2-year extension (SCH)


**RECAP: Neal wins Game 1 for Preds in OT (On The Forecheck)

**Stars, Bishop agree to 6-year, $29.5 million contract (Defending Big D)

**Avs sign Andrei Mironov to entry-level deal (Mile High Hockey)

**Eriksson Ek’s next challenge: Seize a spot on Wild (Hockey Wilderness)

**Staal’s rebound season makes expansion draft protection harder (Hockey Wilderness)

**Early coaching transition gives Blues head start on next season (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Jets season review: Connor Hellebuyck (Arctic Ice Hockey)


**Stanley Cup playoff schedule, matchups (SBN)

**Guentzel's dream season continues with Stanley Cup run (Star Tribune)

**Donskoi, Karlsson re-sign with Sharks (Fear The Fin)

**Sabres’ Okposo sent to ICU for medication reaction for concussion (The Buffalo News)

**As Botterill builds Sabres, he will lean on his successes, failures (The Buffalo News)

**Botterill brings patient, structured approach to Sabres (Die By The Blade)

**Sabres' Petersen still undecided about future but having fun (The Buffalo News)

**Capitals’ biggest offseason problem is there’s no obvious solution (Washington Post)

**Look: Ovechkin's wife shares grisly photo of playoff injury (theScore)


**From player to GM, Wendell Young has done it all with Chicago Wolves (The Athletic)

**Otters win OHL championship (OHL)

**Hurricanes prospect Foegele named OHL Playoffs MVP (OHL)

**WHL: Seattle beats Regina for 3-2 series lead (Seattle Times)