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PHT Morning Skate: Oilers sign 2013 first-rounder Nurse

Darnell Nurse

Darnell Nurse poses for a portrait after being selected number seven overall in the first round by the Edmonton Oilers during the 2013 NHL Draft at the Prudential Center on June 30, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (June 29, 2013 - Source: Jamie Squire/Getty Images North America)

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.

Head coach Mark Morris has agreed to a one-year extension with the Los Angeles Kings’ AHL affiliates, the Manchester Monarchs. (LA Kings Insider)

The Edmonton Oilers have signed 18-year-old defenseman Darnell Nurse to an entry-level contract. He was selected with the seventh overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. (Edmonton Journal)

A look at Joakim Andersson after his rookie season with the Detroit Red Wings. (Detroit Free Press)

Bill Guerin feels that the game of hockey “given me everything and owes me nothing.” He’s part of the 2013 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame class. (

Mike Green, Karl Alzner, and John Carlson figure to be the Washington Capitals’ top-three defensemen. Who would you pick to round out the team’s second defensive pairing? (CSN Washington)

After a terrific season in the OHL, 20-year-old forward Vincent Trocheck is trying to stay humble. “A lot of guys in the past who let success go to their heads take a downfall,” Trocheck said. (