Morning Bag Skate: Johnny Oduya signs 1-year deal with Senators

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

Johnny Oduya, who the Blackhawks re-acquired prior to the trade deadline last season from the Dallas Stars, signed a one-year, $1 million deal with the Ottawa Senators on Monday. The 35-year-old defenseman’s contract could be worth up to $1.25 million with incentives.


**20 thoughts on Hawks prospect camp (The Athletic)

**Crawford's 'forgetfulness' impresses goaltending coach Waite (Chicago Tribune)

**Praplan hopes for Blackhawks contract (The Athletic)

**Sharp vs. Hartman for best flow is most important debate of the Hawks’ summer (SCH)

**Sikura provided best highlight from prospect camp (SCH)

**Toews wants to lighten up after bounce-back season (Chicago Tribune)

**New voices hope to inject new life into Hawks’ coaching staff (Chicago Sun Times)


**Preds re-sign Austin Watson to 3-year, $3.3M deal (On The Forecheck)

**Preds top 25 under 25: Konstantin Volkov at No. 23 (On The Forecheck)

**Jets re-sign Hellebuyck to 1-year, $2.25 million contract (Arctic Ice Hockey)

**Where should fans set expectations for Stars next season? (Defending Big D)


**Every major NHL free agency signing (SBN)

**NHL’s best players under age 25: Alex Galchenyuk at No. 25 (SBN)

**NHL’s best players under age 25: Honorable mentions (SBN)

**Penguins sign defenseman Dumoulin to $4.1M, 6-year contract (Pensburgh)

**Islanders ink defenseman Pelech to $6.4M, 4-year deal (Lighthouse Hockey)

**Canucks avoid arbitration with Boucher, Horvat remains RFA (PHT)

**Former Hawk Oduya signs with Senators for 1-year, $1 million (Silver Seven)

**Coyotes sign minor league goaltender Langhamer (Five For Howling)


**Former first overall pick Kelsey Koelzer re-signs with Riveters (The Ice Garden)