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Philadelphia Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette will be on a panel discussing player skill development on Tuesday at the ACC. ((Kathy Willens/Associated Press))

Player skill development is the main topic of discussion as the second day of the world hockey summit is underway at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

The panel of speakers includes Philadelphia Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette and Brendan Shanahan, the NHL's vice-president of hockey and business affairs.

Steve Norris, a doctor who has worked with Hockey Canada for the past 15 years, got things started by discussing athlete development and the behaviour and growth of young players.

A few hundred people are on hand for the morning session, including several NHL general managers, agents and players.

International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel is scheduled to hold a question-and-answer session in the afternoon session.

The four-day event kicked off Monday night at the Hockey Hall of Fame with panel discussions.