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PHT Morning Skate: Jets sign prospect Lipon

Elmar Trautmann; J.C. Lipon

Germany Germany goalie Elmar Trautmann, left, chases down Canada forward J.C. Lipon, right, during second period IIHF World Junior Championships hockey action in Ufa, Russia on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)


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.

Forward J.C. Lipon, 20, has agreed to an entry-level contract with the Winnipeg Jets. He had 89 points and 115 penalty minutes in 61 games with the WHL Kamloops Blazers last season. (Winnipeg Sun)

Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard is hoping that he’ll be able to fulfill his dream of playing in the Olympics in 2014 and he knows a strong start to the 2013-14 campaign is the best way to accomplish that. (Detroit News)

A look at the Toronto Maple Leafs’ top prospects. (

The Washington Capitals still need to re-sign restricted free agent Marcus Johansson, but they don’t have a lot of cap space left after inking forward Mikhail Grabovski. (CSN Washington)

After admitting to being frustrated with his ongoing contract negotiations with the Toronto Maple Leafs, 22-year-old forward Nazem Kadri has decided to stop talking about it “until the deal gets done.” (Toronto Sun)

St. Louis Blue defenseman Barret Jackman will participate in Ride to Unite to help visually impaired children. (

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