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Chicago Blackhawks By The Numbers- Duncan Keith

By Keith Schultz
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Chicago Blackhawks By The Numbers Looks At The Numbers A Chicago Blackhawks Player Put Up This Past Season And For His Career. Today We Look Back At Duncan Keith‘s Numbers.

Duncan Keith missed a month of the season after starting the season and never feeling comfortable so he went under the knife and the Chicago Blackhawks thin defense was that much thinner in the early part of the season.

Duncan Keith returned to the lineup and never missed a beat and was again the leader of the Chicago Blackhawks defense and never missed a game the rest of the season.

Goals-9

This of course is always a fluky stat for a defenseman with a lot of shots from the point never getting all the way through in this era of shot blocking.  Keith did of course get his 4th highest goal total of his career while missing time.

Goals By The Years

  • 06-9
  • 07-2
  • 08-12
  • 09-8
  • 10-14
  • 11-7
  • 12-4
  • 13-3
  • 14-6
  • 15-10
  • 16-9
  • Total-84

Assists-34

This is the stat where you had to know the Hawks offense wasn’t clicking like it normally does year in and year out.  When the Hawks offense is clicking Keith is starting the offense and picking up assists, but this year he played more defense with less offense and that’s why his total sunk a bit.

Keith is only 26 assists away from hitting 400 career assist which would tie him with Pierre Pilote and 27 assists away from only trailing Doug Wilson as the franchise all-time leading assist leader by a defenseman.

Assists By The Years

  • 06-12
  • 07-29
  • 08-20
  • 09-36
  • 10-55
  • 11-38
  • 12-36
  • 13-24
  • 14-55
  • 15-35
  • 16-34
  • Assist Total-374

Possession Numbers (Corsi)- 52.9

Like almost every Chicago Blackhawks player, there possession numbers fell a lot over previous seasons.  The previous two seasons Keith had Corsi numbers in the 56’s, so to see him drop into the 52’s shows there was a definite problem with the Hawks this season.

We all believe that the Chicago Blackhawks should be playing in the Stanley Cup Final this year, but their numbers on the possession really say another story including a guy like Keith who usually dominates the puck.

Playoff Numbers- 3 goals 2 assists

Well, you can’t blame Keith for the loss in the St. Louis Blues series because he did his normal dominating time on ice while being strong on the offensive end.  Keith played like a Conn Smythe winner and we can expect another great season from him next season.

Time on Ice- 25:19

This is of course where Keith normally resides so he’s no losing any pep in his step just yet.

Here’s to another great season by the Chicago Blackhawks All-Star defenseman!

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