Duncan Keith Newsletter 2021
Duncan Keith was himself this season. Similar to Patrick Kane, he is the rock of this team that helps them lead them through this rebuild. The Chicago Blackhawks are lucky to have Keith and they will need him for a few more seasons.
Keith has played in a lot of games this season for the Chicago Blackhawks, let’s talk about his entire season.
Very few defenders have been employed by a team since Keith was in Chicago. He has been known as a Hall of Fame defender for the past ten plus seasons, and his legacy has only gained more and more paragraphs over the years.
Keith has been the guy on this team for a long time, and while this season wasn’t their best in any way, he was still the enduring team player they needed.
Breakdown of Duncan Keith’s stats:
Games Played: 54
Goals – 4
Assists – 11
Points – 15
Corsi – 45.2
Offensive zone start: 52.5
Defensive zone starts: 47.5
Average ice time: 23:25 per game
Season category: B
A bigger picture:
Keith being a team manager in ice time with 23:25 per game might not be a good idea. The defender is not getting any younger and the time may have come to pass the torch to the next era of defenders this season. Connor Murphy can lead the team or maybe even one of the twelve young players on the blue line.
Keith isn’t on the team to score goals, he’s there to help keep the puck out of the net and do whatever he can to help them win. That’s why his contract is still not a handicap for this team and never will be – Keith continues to find ways to stay in top form.
Next season probably won’t be a Norris Trophy year for Keith, but he can still be a leader within the squad as he has been for the past twelve seasons. Honestly, when you think about it, the squad should be better, and that could mean we’ll see Keith play in a bigger and bigger situation again next season, something he has continued to measure up to.