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NHL Diary: 2014 NHL Draft Schedule of Events

NHL MORNING SKATE JUNE 26, 2014



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2014 NHL DRAFT SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Todays schedule of events for the 2014 NHL Draft:

Top Prospects Clinic(10:00 11:30 a.m. ET)
Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation Scanlon Ice Rink
1099 E. Venango St.
Philadelphia, PA 19134

Top Prospects Media Availability(2:30 3:30 p.m. ET)
The National Constitution Center
525 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
* Prospects participating in the media availability includeSamuel Bennett,Aaron Ekblad,Sam Reinhart,Leon Draisaitl,Michael Dal Colle,Anthony DeAngelo,Jake Virtanen,Nicholas Ritchie,Brendan Perlini,Kasperi Kapanen,William NylanderandThatcher Demko.

Media Welcome Reception(5:00 7:00 p.m. ET)
Continental Mid-Town
1801 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
* 2014 NHL Draft media credential required

TOP PROSPECTS TAKE TROLLEY TOUR OF PHILADELPHIA
Top prospectsSamuel Bennett,Aaron Ekblad,Sam Reinhart,Leon Draisaitl,Michael Dal ColleandAnthony DeAngelotook a trolley tour of Philadelphia on Wednesday, stopping at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Rocky Statue, LOVE Park, Pats and Genos, and the Betsy Ross House.

They concluded the day by participating in batting practice at Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies and the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic.

You dont really realize how far away the wall is, Bennett said. It feels a whole lot farther than it looks.

Its fun having guys that I know Im going to be watching in a few years be the superstars of the NHL coming up, added former major leaguerMatt Stairs, now a member of the Phillies broadcast team. To have a chance to be on the field with them, talk to them, see what they have baseball-wise, its fun to watch. Itll be fun to see these guys play [in the NHL].

Click herefor a video recap of the day.

Phillies

REMINDER: PROSPECT RANKINGS AND PROFILES
See below for Central Scoutings final player rankings for the 2014 NHL Draft as well as 85 profiles on top prospects:

North American Skaters
North American Goaltenders
European Skaters
European Goaltenders

LOOSE PUCKS
The Kings signed forwardMarian Gaborikto a seven-year contract extension . . . The Oilers signed defensemanNikita Nikitinto a two-year contract . . . The Lightning signed forwardJ.T. Brownto a two-year contract extension . . . The Penguins introducedMike Johnstonas their new head coach and namedRick Tocchetas an assistant coach . . . The Capitals hiredTood Reirdenas an assistant coach . . . ICYMI: Take anintimate look into the life of top prospectMichael Dal Colle, who shares the story of his brother with special needs and his mother who is a cancer survivor.

Source: NHL Media



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