PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.
Alex Ovechkin described carrying the Olympic torch in Olympia, Greece as the “best moment of my life.” He’s back in Washington now. (CSN Washington)
The Winnipeg Jets have suspended 21-year-old prospect Ivan Telegin for his failure to report to AHL St. John’s “due to personal reasons.” (Winnipeg Free Press)
In addition to 19-year-old defenseman Morgan Rielly, it looks like forward Carter Ashton, 22, has also made the Toronto Maple Leafs’ roster out of training camp. (Toronto Star)
Chicago Blackhawks 2008 first-round pick Kyle Beach will head to the Swedish Hockey League instead of the AHL. (CSN Chicago)
Taylor Hall supports the decision to name Andrew Ference as the Edmonton Oilers’ new team captain. Hall was another candidate, but he thinks he might have been a bit too young for the role. (Edmonton Sun)
The Pittsburgh Penguins will enter yet another season with high expectations. For his part, Penguins coach Dan Bylsma wants that pressure. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
Image courtesy of Alex Ovechkin’s official Twitter feed