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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links: Keith Nominated For Humanitarian Award

By Aaron Goldschmidt
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 26: Duncan Keith
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 26: Duncan Keith /

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith has been nominated for the King Clancy Memorial Award for exemplifying leadership on and off the ice

Before we begin with your Chicago Blackhawks news, we’d like to send our thoughts and prayers to the families who were affected by the tragic event that happened on Monday in Toronto.

Everybody knows Duncan Keith as a two-time Norris Trophy winner, and top defenseman for the Blackhawks.  He has led the Blackhawks’ defensive unit for over a decade and has won the Stanley Cup three times for the city of Chicago.  But not only does he excel on the ice, he contributes his time to the community off the ice.

On Monday, Keith was announced as a finalist for the King Clancy Memorial Award that recognizes NHL players who show great leadership and have made a significant contribution to the community.  Keith is well known for his charity called the Keith Relief, a program he started in 2011 that “is dedicated to alleviating the financial and emotional burdens of families and individuals suffering from medical crisis.”

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