After 17 years in the NHL, Duncan Keith has reportedly retired with just one year left on his current contract. Considering he has time left on his contract, the Blackhawks will face a cap recapture penalty.
Let's take a look at what an amazing career he has had. Keith has won three Stanley Cups (2010, 2013, and 2015), two Norries Trophies, and one Conn Smythe all with the Blackhawks. He was a key factor in winning the cup in all three of those years. He brought everything he had to the ice and that was shown in every single game he played.
In 2010, Keith lost seven teeth after getting hit in the mouth with a puck. He missed less than seven minutes of that game and came right back out to keep playing. If that isn't dedication, I don't know what is. The Blackhawks beat the San Jose Sharks 4-2 in that game, moved on to the finals, and won the cup that year.
He was selected by the Blackhawks in the second round of the 2002 draft and played with them from 2005-2021. He was traded to the Edmonton Oilers to be closer to his son and after the career he had with the Hawks, that's the least they were able to do for him. Keith has played 1,256 games with a total of 646 points (106 goals and 540 assists).
He will always be a legend in Chicago and we wish him nothing, but the best with his retirement. Thank you, Duncs!