PHT Morning Skate: World Juniors schedule released; Rangers’ options at center

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• The updated 2022 World Junior Championship schedule is out with the tournament beginning August 9 in Edmonton. In December, the tournament was canceled days after it started due to COVID-19. [IIHF]

• “Scotiabank announced on Tuesday that it is pausing its sponsorship of Hockey Canada in the wake of sexual assault allegations that came to light last month, sparking a number of other sponsors to follow suit while demanding change.” [Sportsnet]

• What options at center could Rangers GM Chris Drury explore this summer? [LoHud]

• The Lightning are firm believers their Cup contending days are not over. [TSN]

• Why Islanders defenseman Noah Dobson is a prime offer sheet target. [Hockey Tactics]

• Important dates to know on the NHL off-season calendar. [Raw Charge]

• Looking back at the 2012 NHL Draft and how it all went wrong for the top four picks. [Daily Faceoff]

• “The National Hockey League has secured a long-term apparel and headwear licensing agreement with premium lifestyle sportswear and culture brand Mitchell & Ness. The company will gain the rights to design and manufacture officially-licensed lifestyle apparel, headwear and accessories for the NHL and all 32 NHL teams.” [Sports Business]

• John Stevens joins Bruce Cassidy’s bench in Vegas while Sean Burke is the Golden Knights’ director of goaltending. [Golden Knights]


Sean Leahy is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @Sean_Leahy.

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