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NHL Diary: 2014 NHL Draft Schedule of Events

NHL MORNING SKATE ? JUNE 26, 2014

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Welcome to the ?NHL Morning Skate,? a daily collection of the latest news and notes from around the League.?
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2014 NHL DRAFT SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Today?s schedule of events for the 2014 NHL Draft:
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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
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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 include?Samuel Bennett,?Aaron Ekblad,?Sam Reinhart,?Leon Draisaitl,?Michael Dal Colle,?Anthony DeAngelo,?Jake Virtanen,?Nicholas Ritchie,?Brendan Perlini,?Kasperi Kapanen,?William Nylanderand?Thatcher Demko.
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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
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TOP PROSPECTS TAKE TROLLEY TOUR OF PHILADELPHIA
Top prospects?Samuel Bennett,?Aaron Ekblad,?Sam Reinhart,?Leon Draisaitl,Michael Dal Colle?and?Anthony DeAngelo?took a trolley tour of Philadelphia on Wednesday, stopping at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Rocky Statue, LOVE Park, Pat?s and Geno?s, and the Betsy Ross House.
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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.
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?You don?t really realize how far away the wall is,? Bennett said. ?It feels a whole lot farther than it looks.?
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?It?s fun having guys that I know I?m going to be watching in a few years be the superstars of the NHL coming up,? added former major leaguer?Matt 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, it?s fun to watch. It?ll be fun to see these guys play [in the NHL].?
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Click here?for a video recap of the day.

Phillies

REMINDER: PROSPECT RANKINGS AND PROFILES
See below for Central Scouting?s final player rankings for the 2014 NHL Draft as well as 85 profiles on top prospects:
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North American Skaters
North American Goaltenders
European Skaters
European Goaltenders
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LOOSE PUCKS
The Kings signed forward?Marian Gaborik?to a seven-year contract extension . . . The Oilers signed defenseman?Nikita Nikitin?to a two-year contract . . . The Lightning signed forward?J.T. Brown?to a two-year contract extension . . . The Penguins introduced?Mike Johnston?as their new head coach and named?Rick Tocchet?as an assistant coach . . . The Capitals hired?Tood Reirden?as an assistant coach . . . ICYMI: Take an?intimate look into the life of top prospect?Michael 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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