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Duncan Keith | Defenseman

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/16/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
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Duncan Keith was awarded his second career James Norris Trophy Tuesday as the NHL's top defenseman.
The Chicago blueliner experienced a fantastic season in 2013-14 and beat out Boston's Zdeno Chara and Nashville's Shea Weber for the honor. Minnesota's Ryan Suter and the Blues' Alex Pietrangelo rounded out the top five vote-getters for the award. Jun 24 - 8:45 PM

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Duncan Keith is regarded as the favorite to win the Norris Trophy as the NHL's top defenseman.

He is listed as 10/11 favorite to take Norris honors according to oddsmakers. Zdeno Chara is listed as 8/5, while Shea Weber is listed as 4/1. The Trophy will be awarded next week in Las Vegas.
Jun 21 - 11:18 AM

Chicago struggled defensively against Los Angeles in the Western Conference Final.

The Kings ended up winning the series in Game 7 after Chicago conceded the lead three times. Their worst collapse though came in Game 2 when the Blackhawks had a 2-0 lead late in the second period and Los Angeles responded with six unanswered goals. "Obviously we gave up a lot of leads this series, especially," Duncan Keith said. "You go back to Game 2, we had the lead going into the third. I don't know. We played hard, but it just seemed like obviously you've got to give L.A. a lot of credit. They were resilient and never gave up. In Game 7, overtime, anything can happen."
Source: CSN Chicago
Jun 3 - 9:26 AM

The Chicago Blackhawks are understandably upbeat after closing the 3-1 series deficit against the Los Angeles Kings.

"We're excited but nothing's done yet. We understand that," Duncan Keith said . "We've given ourselves the opportunity to play in that Game 7, to have a chance to move on, and I think that’s what we're excited about." Game 7 will be played Sunday night. If Chicago wins, this will be the second straight campaign they will have overcome a 3-1 series deficit. They were in that position against the Detroit Red Wings in the second round of the 2013 playoffs.
Source: CSN Chicago
Jun 1 - 9:47 AM

Duncan Keith registered his fourth goal of the postseason in Friday's 4-3 victory over Los Angeles in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final.

His third-period tally tied the game at 3-3 and the Kings' momentum when it looked like Chicago was going to be eliminated. He is currently tied for second among defensemen in goals during the 2014 playoffs; one marker behind Montreal's P.K. Subban and Los Angeles' Jake Muzzin. Keith has picked up 11 points in 18 games.
May 31 - 5:05 PM

Duncan Keith recorded a point in his third straight game, but the Hawks collapsed in the third period in a 6-2 loss to the Kings on Wednesday night.

Keith has 10 points in 14 playoff games with a +5 rating. The Blackhawks were oh so close to building a 2-0 series lead on the rival Kings in Game 2, but Chicago imploded and allowed six straight goals in the final 22 minutes to fall 6-2 and lose home ice advantage in the Western Final.
May 21 - 11:09 PM

Duncan Keith scored his third goal of the playoffs in Sunday's 3-1 win over Los Angeles to begin Round 3.

He scored the game-winning goal in the second period when his point shot was deflected off the stick of the Kings' forward Trevor Lewis. The shot took a wicked hop and went over Jonathan Quick. Keith has nine points in 13 postseason contests.
May 19 - 8:05 AM

Duncan Keith earned an assist in Tuesday's Game 6 overtime win over Minnesota.

He picked up a helper on Patrick Kane's series-clinching marker to send Chicago into the third round of the playoffs. The point was Keith's first of the series after he had two goals and five assists in six matches versus St. Louis in Round 1.
May 14 - 7:45 AM

Duncan Keith complimented the ice at Xcel Energy Center, where the Blackhawks will play Game 3 against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night.

"The ice is going to be a factor," Keith said. "It doesn't really get talked about, but sometimes when you go into another building and the ice is so good, it makes you feel good. You're skating a little bit faster, the puck's moving quicker, your shots come off harder and it's a good feeling." Not having to share their ice with an NBA squad is a prime reason for a better sheet. Mobile players like Keith benefit from a smoother surface, which should make for a quickly-paced game. He has seven points in eight contests during these playoffs.
May 6 - 7:54 AM

Duncan Keith is a finalist for the NHL Foundation Player Award.

Keith founded Keith Relief, which provides help to those dealing with medical crises. He's raised over $250,000 since 2012 for his charity and Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Source: NHL.com
May 2 - 11:38 AM

Duncan Keith has been named a finalist for the James Norris Memorial Trophy.

Boston's Zdeno Chara and Nashville's Shea Weber are also up for the award. Keith led all NHL defensemen with 55 assists and he ranked second with 61 points in 79 games. He also placed first on the Blackhawks in average ice time per match (24:38). Keith earned the Norris Trophy in 2009-10 and this marks his second nomination.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 28 - 2:17 PM

Duncan Keith scored one goal and three assists to help the Chicago Blackhawks advance to the second round of the playoffs with a 5-1 Game 6 win on Sunday.

He generated seven points in a 4-2 series win against the St. Louis Blues. This is easily the second-best (if not best) season of his NHL career, as he scored 61 points and generated nice peripherals. Aside from his Norris Trophy campaign, this is the best work the star defenseman has ever generated in the league.
Apr 27 - 6:56 PM

Duncan Keith didn't participate in Chicago's morning skate on Wednesday.

Keith has been averaging 32:10 minutes per game in the postseason, so this was just an opportunity to give him a breather. Chicago is likely to lean heavily on Keith in the playoffs.
Apr 23 - 3:37 PM

Duncan Keith scored in Chicago's 4-3 overtime loss to St. Louis on Saturday afternoon.

The Blackhawks' defense corps has accounted for five of the team's six goals in the series so far. Brent Seabrook concluded the match with a goal and a helper, while Michal Rozsival had other Chicago tally in the loss. The Hawks got some contributions from their forward group with winger Brandon Saad assisting on two goals in the contest.
Apr 19 - 6:37 PM

Duncan Keith was on the ice for an unbelievable 40:59 Thursday night.

That's understandable if you are the best defenseman on a team that has just participated in a triple overtime. If this series produces many more close games that go into extra time like Game 1, players like Keith and Alex Pietrangelo will be all worn out by the end of the first round.
Apr 18 - 12:16 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Toews
2Brad Richards
3Andrew Shaw
4Marcus Kruger
5Joakim Nordstrom
LW1Patrick Sharp
2Brandon Saad
3Bryan Bickell
4Peter Regin
RW1Patrick Kane
2Marian Hossa
3Kris Versteeg
4Ben Smith
5Jeremy Morin
D1Duncan Keith
2Brent Seabrook
3Niklas Hjalmarsson
4Nick Leddy
5Johnny Oduya
6Michal Rozsival
7David Rundblad
G1Corey Crawford
2Antti Raanta