PHT Morning Skate: Moore helps raise over $100,000 for charity


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.

Dominic Moore helped raise over $100,000 for the Katie Moore Foundation with a charity ping-pong event. He served as the host of Smashfest 2013 and his foundation helps “patients and families with rare cancers through research, advocacy, and community.” (

Australian-born forward Nathan Walker has been invited to the Washington Capitals’ rookie camp. No Australian-born player has ever been drafted by an NHL team, let alone play in the league. (CSN Washington)

Dallas Stars forward Ray Whitney was impressed by more than Alex Chiasson’s goal scoring abilities during the 22-year-old’s impressive seven-game NHL stint last season. (

In addition to being the top pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Nathan MacKinnon also has some acting experience. (Denver Post)

Kevin Allen offers 10 predictions for the upcoming season. Among them: Tim Thomas will play despite being currently unemployed and Sidney Crosby will record 125 points. (USA Today)

Capitals defenseman John Carlson played a key role in Team USA winning the gold medal in the 2010 IIHF World U20 Championship. That kind of international success is what USA GM David Poile is looking for. (CSN Washington)