|Assets:||Is as good a skater as you can find from the back end. Can log ridiculous amounts of ice time effortlessly. Excels at using his mobility to shut down opposing forwards. Has above-average two-way instincts for the blueline position. Plays a very cerebral game, too.|
|Flaws:||Is a little undersized to play against giant-sized NHL forwards. May not be capable of taking his offensive game to the next level, as he's not a natural power-play quarterback. Could also stand to improve his shot from the point.|
|Career Potential:||Elite all-round defenseman.|
|NHL||Stanley Cup||2012-13 (Chicago), 2009-10 (Chicago)|
|NHL||James Norris Memorial Trophy||2009-10|
|NHL||First All-Star Team||2009-10|
|NHL||Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game||2010-11, 2007-08|
|BCJHL||Best Defenseman Award||2000-01|
|BCJHL||First All-Star Team||2000-01|
|Olympic Gold Medal||2010 (Canada)|
|6/07/2013||Missed the last playoff game (suspended by nhl).|
|6/05/2013||Suspended by the NHL for 1 game.|
|4/05/2012||Missed 5 games (suspended by nhl).|
|3/23/2012||Suspended by the NHL for 5 games.|
|11/08/2011||Missed 3 games (left hand injury).|
|11/03/2011||Left hand injury, day-to-day.|
|12/03/2009||Signed by the Chicago Blackhawks to a 13-year contract extension.|
|1/28/2009||Missed 4 games (consussion).|
|1/16/2009||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|7/13/2006||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Chicago Blackhawks to a four-year contract.|
|9/16/2004||Assigned to Norfolk (AHL).|
|10/08/2003||Signed by the Chicago Blackhaws.|
|9/29/2003||Assigned to Norfolk (AHL).|
|6/22/2002||Drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2nd round (54th overall) in 2002.|
Duncan Keith earns 3rd star of the week | 12/02/2013 1:18 PM
NewsDuncan Keith has named the NHL's third star of the week.
ImpactHe collected six assists in four games for the Blackhawks. Keith has earned at least one helper in seven straight games and he leads all NHL defensemen with 23 assists this season.
Duncan Keith extends point streak | 11/29/2013 11:29 PM
NewsDuncan Keith extended his point streak to six games in the Hawks' 2-1 shootout win against Dallas Friday night.
ImpactKeith has seven assists in his past six games and a goal with 22 assists through 27 games this season. The star defenseman needs five points in his next 20 games to eclipse last season's totals.
Duncan Keith has been racking up assists | 11/27/2013 8:09 AM
NewsDuncan Keith has earned at least one assist in his past four outings.
ImpactHe has five helpers during that stretch and a total of 19 in 25 games this year. Keith is tied for third among all skaters in assists. He also has 72 shots (but only one goal) and a plus-9 rating.
Duncan Keith nets his 1st goal in 18 games | 11/11/2013 11:16 AM
NewsDuncan Keith potted his first goal of he 2013-14 campaign in Sunday's win over Edmonton.
ImpactHis power-play tally in the third period held up as the game winner in a 5-4 victory. Keith had gone 17 games without finding the back of the net going into Sunday's contest. He has 13 points and 51 shots on the year.
Duncan Keith extends assist streak Wednesday | 11/07/2013 7:59 AM
NewsDuncan Keith collected two assists on Wednesday night to extend his point streak to five games.
Winnipeg Free Press
ImpactHe has contributed a team-leading 12 helpers in 16 games this season, but he's still looking for his first goal. Keith has been credited with 47 shots, so the goals are bound to come eventually.
Duncan Keith collects two assists in CHI win | 10/11/2013 11:20 PM
NewsDuncan Keith produced two assists in the Chicago Blackhawks' 3-2 win against the New York Islanders on Friday.
ImpactKeith also fired four SOG and received 24:02 TOI. Jonathan Toews, Michal Handzus and Joakim Nordstrom were the 'Hawks goal scorers.
Keith, Smith fight in Hawks' scrimmage | 09/15/2013 10:07 AM
NewsDuncan Keith and Ben Smith dropped the gloves during a scrimmage on Saturday.
Impact"It happens," said Smith. "We're competitors. We're out there to compete and work hard. I'm trying to win a spot here. It's just one of those things, part of the game. I'm just happy neither of us got hurt." Keith seemed to also take it lightly. Neither player was hurt as a result of the scrap.
Duncan Keith brings the Stanley Cup home | 09/02/2013 7:25 AM
NewsDuncan Keith's day with the Stanley Cup saw him bring it to his hometown of Penticton, British Columbia.
ImpactKeith posed for pictures with his parents and the Cup before displaying it and making a speech in front of local fans. Keith had a good season in 2013 with 24 assists and 27 points in 47 games. His 24 assists was fifth best among defensemen last season. He should surpass the 40 point mark this season and should be drafted as a top ten defenseman as his plus/minus and penalty minutes will help your fantasy squad.
Duncan Keith: Hawks need to clear puck better | 06/22/2013 10:39 AM
NewsHeading into the Stanley Cup Final, the Chicago Blackhawks boasted a dominant penalty kill but, while still effective, it has shown cracks against the Boston Bruins in the series.
ImpactThe Hawks have given up four power-play goals through four games, including two in Game 4 Wednesday night in Boston. "They've been able to capitalize so you have to give them credit," Chicago defenseman Duncan Keith said. "We have to get our clears. There have been a few times when we haven't been able to clear the puck where we've had chances to and they've scored some goals off that."
Duncan Keith logs incredible 48:40 minutes | 06/13/2013 7:56 AM
NewsDuncan Keith played a game-high 48:40 minutes in Chicago's 4-3 triple-overtime victory over the Boston Bruins in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.
ImpactKeith has now averaged 27:03 minutes per game in the playoffs. Fortunately for him, Game 2 isn't until Saturday night, so he'll get a chance to recover.
Keith happy that Carter was able to play | 06/10/2013 6:29 AM
NewsDuncan Keith was pleased that Jeff Carter was able to play after he struck him in the chin with his stick in Game 3.
ImpactKeith was suspended by the NHL for his indiscretion for Game 4 but came back in Game 5 to play over 40 minutes in the 4-3 double overtime win. "I talked to Jeff a little bit. I know him from the Team Canada camps, from playing against him a little bit," Keith said. "It was good to see him come back when he did. But, you know, I've got a lot of respect for a guy like that, for him, the way he plays, how hard he is to play against." Keith will now turn his attention towards the Boston Bruins as the Blackhawks look to win their second Cup in the last four seasons.
Duncan Keith plays over 40 minutes Saturday | 06/09/2013 5:54 AM
NewsDuncan Keith returned to action Saturday after a one game suspension and played over 40 minutes as the Blackhawks won the Western Conference Final in double overtime.
ImpactKeith was suspended for striking the Kings Jeff Carter in the chin with his stick. Keith opened the scoring with his second goal of the playoffs and managed to play 40:12 minutes in the victory. He has 11 points in the post-season thus far, to go with a plus-six rating and 14 penalty minutes.
Keith sidesteps suspension question | 06/08/2013 5:49 PM
NewsAS Duncan Keith gets ready to rejoin the Blackhawks, he sidestepped questions about whether he agreed with his one-game suspension.
ImpactKeith was punished for striking Los Angeles' Jeff Carter in the chin with his stick. "It doesn't matter what my opinion is," Keith said. "Like I said (after Game 3), I didn't mean to get him where I got him. I know it doesn't look good. But I'm glad he's back playing for them. It doesn't matter what my opinion on the suspension was." The Blackhawks have an opportunity to eliminate the Kings in Game 5 on Saturday.
Duncan Keith wasn't missed by Hawks: Sutter | 06/08/2013 11:47 AM
NewsChicago will get a boost in Game 5 of the Western Conference final series from the return of its top defenseman, Duncan Keith, who missed Game 4 because of a one-game suspension for high-sticking Kings center Jeff Carter in the face.
Los Angeles Times
ImpactLos Angeles coach Darryl Sutter, however, said Keith's absence didn't hurt the Hawks at all. "When Duncan was suspended, it really doesn't hurt their team," Sutter said. "He's a great player, but it doesn't really hurt their team because the way their team is set up, they just add five minutes on the four other defensemen." Chicago managed to put a tight grip on the series without Keith and despite a shaky outing in the early going by his replacement, Sheldon Brookbank, who was on the ice for both Kings goals.
Duncan Keith serves suspension | 06/07/2013 8:36 AM
NewsDuncan Keith has served his one-game suspension.
ImpactKeith was being punished for his high stick to the chin of Los Angeles' Jeff Carter. The Blackhawks stepped up in his absence and earned a 3-2 victory to give them a 3-1 series lead over the Kings.
Duncan Keith suspended for Game 4 | 06/05/2013 7:23 PM
NewsDuncan Keith was suspended one game for his high stick to the chin of Kings forward Jeff Carter in Game 3.
ImpactKeith said it was accidental, but he did acknowledge to trying to hit Carter as a retaliation to his slash to his hand. Carter needed 21 stitches. Keith is consider a repeat offender because he was banned five games last March for an elbow. "This is more serious than a case of a player simply having to be responsible for his stick," said NHL vice president of player safety Brendan Shanahan. "It is not an accidental high stick, nor is it a defensive high stick to an opponent. This is a retaliatory high stick to an opponent that causes an injury." Shanahan goes on to say, "Even if Carter did chop down on Keith's hand, that still does not justify the extent of Keith's actions."
Duncan Keith faces hearing for high stick | 06/05/2013 12:06 PM
NewsDuncan Keith will have a disciplinary hearing with the NHL Wednesday afternoon.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter
ImpactThe Blackhawks defenseman may be facing a suspension for his high stick to the chin of Los Angeles' Jeff Carter in Game 3 Tuesday night. Keith received a double-minor in the contest.
NHL reviewing Duncan Keith's high sticking | 06/05/2013 8:34 AM
NewsThe NHL is reviewing Duncan Keith's high sticking in Game 3 on Tuesday.
ImpactKeith slashed Jeff Carter in the chin, although Keith claimed it was an accident. Carter needed stitches, but was able to return to the game.
Keith unlikely to be suspended for slash | 06/05/2013 12:28 AM
NewsDuncan Keith slashed Jeff Carter right in the neck during the second period of Tuesday night's Game 3 in Los Angeles.
Tracey Myers on Twitter
ImpactKeith was retaliating after Carter slashed his stick. The play did not seem incidental, but Keith was later seen apologizing to Carter, after Carter returned from receiving stiches in the dressing room. Keith claimed after the game that "it was an accident" and he "was glad to see that [Carter] came back." There is no word on whether Keith will have a disciplinary hearing before Game 4, but even if he does, most are speculating that he is unlikely to be suspended.
Duncan Keith leads Hawks in ice time again | 06/03/2013 9:04 AM
NewsDuncan Keith played 25:05 in Sunday's Game 2 win over the Los Angeles Kings.
ImpactKeith didn't register a point like in Game 1, but he did lead the Hawks in ice time yet again, Keith is averaging 24:36 per game this postseason, which is more than three minutes per game than any other Chicago skater. Keith also finished Sunday's win with a plus-2 rating and two penalty minutes.
Duncan Keith sets up the game winner | 06/02/2013 6:36 AM
NewsDuncan Keith had the primary assist on Marian Hossa's game winner Saturday.
ImpactKeith's blast from the point was tipped in by Hossa to give the Blackhawks a 2-1 lead in the second period and that's the way the game ended. Keith now has a goal and 10 points in 13 playoff games and a plus-five rating.
Keith talked to Blackhawks before 3rd period | 05/28/2013 9:22 AM
NewsDuncan Keith was one of several veterans to address the Blackhawks' locker room in between the second and third period Monday night.
ImpactIt's not clear what was said, but it clearly worked. The Hawks were trailing 2-1 after two periods and appeared to be 20 minutes away from their season ending. However, Chicago scored three times in the first 10 minutes of the final period, including one goal less than a minute into the frame. We imagine there will be another conversation or two prior to Wednesday night's Game 7.
Duncan Keith helps Hawks revive power play | 05/26/2013 10:56 AM
NewsThe Chicago Blackhawks ended a long power-play drought with not one, but two, goals with the man advantage in their 4-1 triumph over the Detroit Red Wings in Game 5 of their playoff series Saturday night.
ImpactIt was satisfying particularly to point man Duncan Keith. Keith's shot from the point - the Hawks' sixth shot attempt of the series- finally gave the Blackhawks' power play its long-awaited payoff when his slap shot was deflected by Shaw past Howard for a tie-breaking goal with 6:52 left in the second period that ultimately made the difference in the Hawks' 4-1 victory over the Red Wings on Saturday night at the United Center. ``That's what we need,'' Keith said. ``[Shaw] made a nice tip there. But more than that he's in front of the net. It's the screen that we need. It's not rocket science. it's keeping it simple, moving the puck and taking what they give you. We did that tonight. I don't know why we haven't been able to do that before.'' Shaw's goal broke a streak of 13 scoreless power-play opportunities - a spate of futility that was worse than the numbers indicated.
Keith takes positives from Monday's defeat | 05/22/2013 9:59 AM
NewsDuncan Keith was able to take some positives out of Detroit's 3-1 win on Monday.
Impact"We probably had one of our better game of the playoffs (Monday)," Keith said. "Even though we lost, I think we're going to take some confidence away from this game. I know it's a tougher situation down 2-1, but we just got to go in with the right mentality the next game." Chicago has been given plenty of time to reflect on that defeat, given that Game 4 won't be until Thursday. Keith assisted on Chicago's lone goal on Monday and has six points in eight playoff games.
Blackhawks excel at Joe Louis Arena | 05/20/2013 7:01 AM
NewsThe Chicago Blackhawks head onto the road and into Joe Louis Arena for Game 3 Monday where they are 7-0-1 in the last three seasons.
ImpactThis record has occurred in the regular season and the Blackhawks have played well again this season on the road as they outscored Detroit 9-2 in winning both games in the Motor City. "We''ve played in that building a lot but everything that happened in the past is in the past," Duncan Keith said. "We're worried about the big game tomorrow. It's going to be tough, whether it's in Joe Louis, the United Center, or wherever. We know it's going to be tough."
Duncan Keith misses practice, will still play | 05/17/2013 2:54 PM
NewsDuncan Keith missed Friday's practice, but is still expected to play on Saturday.
ImpactThis might be a sign that Keith is playing through an injury, but he's been averaging 23:31 minutes per game in the postseason. With that in mind, it wouldn't be the least bit surprising if the Blackhawks simply felt that he would benefit more from a day off than another practice.
Duncan Keith plays well with Hjalmarsson | 05/12/2013 7:36 AM
NewsDuncan Keith has played well alongside Niklas Hjalmarsson since the duo were paired up over a month ago.
ImpactKeith had played with Brent Seabrook for most of the last nine seasons but coach Joel Quenneville wanted to change the pairings so Seabrook got a new partner in Nick Leddy while Keith and Hjalmarsson were matched up. "I played with 'Hammer' one time," Keith said Saturday. "We were joking around about that. I think it was one game in San Jose, so that's once out of (all or parts of) six seasons, but we played good together that game. For me it's easy to play with him. He chips the puck out, gets it in, it's real simple. I think the fact he likes to stay home allows me the confidence to get up in the play, knowing he's gonna be back. It's not that hard. You just read off of each other. Defense is one position where it's all about positioning."
Duncan Keith plays big minutes on no sleep | 05/08/2013 9:10 AM
NewsDuncan Keith logged 23:57 minutes on Tuesday despite a severe lack of sleep.
ImpactKeith went to Chicago for the birth of his son and then flew back to Minnesota for Game 4 on Tuesday. He said after Chicago's 3-0 victory that he hadn't gotten any sleep since Monday morning. "I might sleep until the next game," he remarked. He finished the game with a plus-two rating, two shots on goal, and two blocked shots.
Duncan Keith will be back in time for Game 4 | 05/07/2013 2:05 PM
NewsDuncan Keith will be back in time for Game 4 after his wife gave birth to a baby boy Tuesday.
Chris Kuc on Twitter
ImpactKeith's absence would've been a huge hit to Chicago and we imagine goalie Corey Crawford is quite happy hearing that the Blackhawks' top blueliner will be in the lineup Tuesday night. Keith has one goal, three points and a plus-2 rating in three games so far this postseason.
Defense powers Chicago's scoring in defeat | 05/05/2013 6:49 PM
NewsBoth of the Chicago Blackhawks' goals came from defensemen in their Game 3 loss to the Minnesota Wild on Sunday.
ImpactJohnny Oduya and Duncan Keith found the net, with Keith's tally sending the game into overtime. It wasn't enough, however, as the Wild ended up reducing the Blackhawks' series lead to 2-1.
Hawks can still do better, Duncan Keith says | 05/04/2013 10:01 AM
NewsThe Chicago Blackhawks looked strong in defeating the Minnesota Wild 5-2 Friday night and taking a 2-0 lead in their opening-round playoff series.
ImpactYet Chicago defenseman Duncan Keith isn't satisfied. "I don't think we ever go through a whole game where we do everything we want to do," Keith said. "I think we were better (Friday) than last game, but I still think that we can be better overall."
Duncan Keith, reporter have heated exchange | 04/24/2013 9:50 AM
NewsBlackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith got into a testy exchange with a female Vancouver radio reporter after Monday's loss to the Canucks.
ImpactKaren Thomson thought Keith should have been penalized for a two-handed stick swipe he took as Daniel Sedin finished his breakaway in the second period for the Canucks' third goal. The exchange has sparked a lot of discussion in Vancouver this week. Keith suggested Thomson didn't know hockey but was acting like she did before brushing her off with a "See ya" comment. Truth is, it does look like the referee missed the stick swipe.
Keith leads Hawks to 4-4 OT win over Preds | 04/20/2013 12:33 AM
NewsDuncan Keith scored a goal and added to assists to lead the Blackhawks to a 5-4 overtime win over Nashville in NHL action Friday night.
ImpactPatrick Kane scored a goal and registered an assist in the victory, while Jonathan Toews registered two assists. Marian Hossa, Michal Handzus and Brandon Saad scored Chicago's other goals.
Blackhawks switch up defensive pairings | 04/01/2013 6:51 AM
NewsThe Chicago Blackhawks have switched up their defensive pairings.
ImpactThe moves paid off as the Blackhawks defeated Detroit 7-1 Sunday. Duncan Keith was paired with Niklas Hjalmarsson while Brent Seabrook played alongside Nick Leddy and Johnny Oduya and Michal Rozsival made up the third unit. Keith leads the Chicago blueline with 21 points with 19 of his points assists. He should be active in all fantasy pools that use defensemen.
Duncan Keith scores PP marker in win | 01/28/2013 12:00 AM
NewsDuncan Keith scored his first goal of the campaign in a 2-1 overtime victory over the Red Wings Sunday.
ImpactThe blueliner's goal came on an early man-advantage and was assisted by Brent Seabrook and Marian Hossa. The game was tied 1-1 until Nick Leddy's overtime marker ended it. Jonathan Toews and Viktor Stalberg drew assists on the game-winner.
Keith hopes to get in lots of pre-camp skates | 01/09/2013 11:23 AM
NewsDuncan Keith thinks it's important for the Blackhawks to run as many skates as possible before the lockout officially ends and training camp begins.
Impact"The one thing that sticks out in my mind about having success in a 48-game season is getting off to a good start," Keith said. "That goes back to making sure we're ready to play that first game. That's going to start in practice and training camp right away. It's looking for perfection at practice and bringing it over to a game." Chicago got off to a great start last season, but they also suffered a prolonged losing streak. Consistency will be important in the shortened season and that's one aspect they'll have to focus on as the campaign progresses.
|Goals||1||vs. Edm||Nov 10||1|
|Assists||2||4 times-last:at Phx||last:Nov 30||3|
|Points||2||4 times-last:at Phx||last:Nov 30||3|
|Penalty Minutes||2||3 times-last:at Min||last:Dec 5||19|
|Plus/Minus||4||at Wpg||Nov 21||3|
|Power Play Goals||1||vs. Edm||Nov 10||1|
|Power Play Points||1||8 times-last:vs. Dal||last:Dec 3||2|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||31 times-last:vs. Ana||last:Dec 6||0|
|Shorthanded Points||1||at Edm||Nov 25||1|
|Shots||5||4 times-last:vs. SJ||last:Nov 17||5|
|Games||82||4 times-last: 2010-11 (Chi)|
|Penalty Minutes||79||2005-06 (Chi)|
|Power Play Goals||3||2 times-last: 2010-11 (Chi)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||5 times-last: 2010-11 (Chi)|
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