Duncan Keith – Defense
If Doug Wilson is the gold standard, Duncan Keith is the platinum standard. Even at 36, Keith is still one of the most consistent defensemen in the league. He has at least two to three more productive seasons left before he retires.
Keith has stayed loyal to the Blackhawks throughout his career, playing with the team since 2005-06. In 15 seasons, Keith has played in 1,138 games, scoring 101 goals and racking up 509 assists for 610 points.
Even though his numbers have gone down, he still has played solid hockey since the dip in the success of the franchise. Besides a poor 2017-18 seasons, he’s kept up a standard that on few can match at his age.
Keith is a three-time Stanley Cup Champion, three-time All-Star, two-time Norris Trophy winner, and was the 2015 Conn Smythe winner.
There is, and will never be, another player like Keith. He is a workhorse and the cornerstone of the 2010s Blackhawks who won three Stanley Cups. He made his way through junior hockey, through the minors, and became one of the best Blackhawks’ players of all-time.
He is one of the only players in history where you believe he is worth every penny he’s been paid.