PHT Morning Skate: Tootoo honors his late brother, raises awareness for suicide prevention

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.

Jordin Tootoo paid tribute to his brother Terence, who in 2002 took his own life:

Will the top pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft be dealt? Probably not, but it’s happened before. Here’s a look back at previous trades that involved the first overall selection. (Grantland)

Meanwhile a Buffalo restaurant has “The Tank” drinks named after Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel. (QMI Agency)

Here are the highlights from Chicago’s 4-1 loss to Philadelphia on Wednesday:

The Women’s World Championship is set to begin on Saturday. Here’s a look at the Team USA squad aiming to defend its gold from 2013 (there wasn’t a World Championship in 2014 due to the Olympics). (Hockey Wilderness)

Here’s a bit of an oddity: The 2014-15 Vancouver Canucks might have set the NHL record for the most empty-net goals in a single season. (Vancouver Sun)

The struggling Detroit Red Wings will be without Erik Cole tonight. Niklas Kronwall and Pavel Datsyuk might play though. (

Although the Los Angeles Kings don’t currently occupy a playoff spot, confidence isn’t something they lack. (The Globe and Mail)

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