Chicago Blackhawks legend Duncan Keith has decided to retire after 17 NHL seasons, according to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic.
The 38-year-old defenseman spent the first 16 seasons of his career with the Blackhawks before he was traded to the Edmonton Oilers in July 2021. The Blackhawks owe Keith $7,476,918 over the next two seasons, according to CapFriendly. This means Chicago will have $5,538,462 deducted from its cap space for the 2022-23 season and $1,938,456 for the 2023-24 season.
Selected in the second round (No. 54 overall) of the 2002 NHL Draft, Keith helped the Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup three times (2010, 2013, 2015). He won the Conn Smythe Trophy as MVP of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
He has twice won the Norris Trophy voted as the best defenseman in the NHL (2010, 2014), and earned a spot on the 100 Greatest NHL Players list during the League’s centennial celebration in 2017. Duncan Keith scored 625 points (105 goals, 520 assists) in 1,192 regular-season games. He added 86 points (18 goals, 68 assists) in 135 playoff games.
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