PHT Morning Skate: NHL draft table action; Senators buying out White

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Welcome to the PHT Morning Skate, a collection of links from the NHL and around the hockey world. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at phtblog@nbcsports.

• Fun look at all the action that goes on at the individual team NHL draft tables. [Daily Faceoff]

• Will the biggest noise out of the Canadiens this week be the trades as opposed to their draft picks? [Habs Eyes on the Prize]

• Logan Cooley was once part of the “Little Penguins” program in Pittsburgh. Now he’s a top NHL prospect. [ESPN]

• Interesting read on how teams approach drafting a goaltender. [Sportnset]

• The Senators have put Colin White on unconditional waivers for the purposes of a buyout. Due to his age (26), Ottawa will save $3.875 million over the next two seasons and free top $5.375 million in cap space in 2024-25. [Silver Seven Sens]

[NHL Mock Draft: Wright, Slafkovský, Cooley top 2022 class]

• How the Kings are now vulnerable to an offer sheet after trading for and signing Kevin Fiala. [TSN]

• The Sharks have made Mike Grier the first Black general manager in NHL history. [PHT]

• If you’re in Canada and have Sportsnet, please welcome Pierre McGuire back to your TV screen during this week’s draft. [RMNB]

• Dr. Hayley Wickenheiser has been promoted to Maple Leafs assistant general manager. []

Casey DeSmith will be back with the Penguins after signing a two-year, $3.6 million deal. [Pensburgh]


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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