Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks announce convention schedule

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

The Chicago Blackhawks released the schedule and details for their eighth annual fan convention, which will be held Friday, July 17 through Sunday, July 19 at the Hilton Chicago.

Here's the latest news:


**Hawks release convention schedule (SCH)

**Jonathan Toews wins ESPY for best NHL player (SCH)

**Nick Mattson prepping for jump to Rockford (CSN Chicago)

**Vincent Hinostroza ready for grind of first professional hockey season (Blackhawks)

**Could Andrew Shaw be the next to go on the Hawks? (Chicago Tribune)

Central Division

**Predators' Mike Riberio settles lawsuit (On The Forecheck)

**Stars GM Jim Nill: Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin are a young Toews, Kane (Puck Daddy)

**After signing Johnny Oduya, how do the Stars defense pairs fit? (Defending Big D)


**Seattle needs to drop NBA fantasy for NHL reality (Puck Daddy)

**Flyers sign Michael Del Zotto to two-year deal (Broad Street Hockey)

**Kings re-sign all five RFAs (Jewels From The Crown)

**Maple Leafs the only NHL team on Forbes' top 50 (Pension Plan Puppets)

**Flyers sign 2015 first-round pick Travis Konecny to entry-level contract (Broad Street Hockey)

**Capitals sign tough guy Zach Sill to one-year, two-way deal (Pro Hockey Talk)

**NHL journeymen Martin Rucinsky announces retirement (Pro Hockey Talk)

Hockey world

**USHL Dubuque hires Lowell assistant Jason Lammers as head coach (SBN College Hockey)

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