The Chicago Blackhawks seem to be hitting a milestone or two every night, and with his next point Duncan Keith will be approaching a huge milestone for his career.
In the past week we also watch Joel Quenneville win his 400th career game with the Chicago Blackhawks, and when Toews and Patrick Kane scored hat tricks on back to back night we got to see something that hadn’t happened during the regular season since 1997.
First time in regular season since Apr 11-13, 1997 (Zhamnov & Daze)https://t.co/GPe6S8Apc1
— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) February 24, 2017
Now with such a great milestone week, we are one point away from Duncan Keith joining the party with his 500th career point while wearing a Chicago Blackhawks uniform.
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Keith will also become only the 17th Blackhawks all-time to hit the 500 career point mark. One of our followers on Twitter said he didn’t think Keith will ever catch Wilson which is most likely true. There are a couple of arguments to be had with that with one of them being Wilson played in a totally different era of hockey. I mean Wilson scored 39 goals in 1981-82 season.
The second thing to always point out about Keith is that he has won 3 Stanley Cups compared to none for Wilson, and Keith has two Norris trophies compared to one for Wilson. Don’t get me wrong, I liked Wilson back in the day, probably because him and Al Secord were guys that didn’t wear helmets.
Keith should be a Hall of Famer along with all the other defenseman that have won at least two Norris trophies and throw in three Cups and a Conn Smythe trophy, the 500 point plateau has to be just a cherry on top of a great career.
Keith could pick up his 500th point tomorrow night! Hopefully he does it against the Blues!!