Chicago Blackhawks: 5 Game Changers during 2010s

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Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks
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Duncan Keith

When you think of Duncan Keith, you have to think of how much the Blackhawks relied on him defensively during those deep playoff runs. Keith logged 2,842 minutes of playoff ice from 2010-to-2015.

Keith not only helped the Blackhawks be successful on the ice, but he also helped his country, Canada, win gold at the Olympics twice.

Overall, including his time with Team Canada, Keith logged 14,827 minutes from 2010-to-2015, including regular season and playoffs with the Blackhawks. That’s some serious time to be on the ice.

We cannot forget his unforgettable run in 2015, scoring the game-winning goal in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Lightning.

Keith is one of those special players, a guy who doesn’t make too many mistakes, who will make up for mistakes made by other teammates. He has spent the majority of his career doing that, even as he’s gotten older.

Keith is still a special player, even at 36. He still has at least two more years of solid hockey left in him, which would make him 38.

Until the day he retires, ‘Chicago will always run on Duncan’ (Keith).