This past season will be one to remember for the Chicago Blackhawks and Duncan Keith.
The 2014 – 2015 campaign helped solidify Keith as one of best defenseman to ever lace up the skates. Keith led all Chicago defenseman in points this year, with his most notable point being the game winning goal in game six of the finals. The tally helped the Blackhawks bring home their third Stanley Cup in six years. It was the first time Chicago won the Stanley Cup on home ice since 1938.
In addition to bringing home another Stanley Cup, Duncan added a Conn Smythe Trophy to his stockpile of hardware. His collection already includes two Stanley Cups, two James Norris Memorial Trophies (as the leagues top defenseman) and two Olympic Gold Medals.
Few hockey players will ever have a season like Duncan did in 2014 – 2015. Below are a few highlights from the season, along with training tips to help prepare for the next.
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The National Hockey League announced that Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith has won the 2014 James Norris Trophy, given annually to the defenseman who demonstrates the greatest all-around ability at the position.
Keith, posted 61 points (6g, 55a) in 79 games this season, tying a career-high in assists and marking the second-highest point total of his NHL career. He ranked sixth in the NHL, first among defenseman, in assists and ranked second among League blueliners in points.
The Winnipeg, Manitoba, native captured the first Norris Trophy of his career following the 2009-10 campaign after posting a career-best 69 points (14g, 55a) in 82 games with the Blackhawks.
Previous Blackhawks to win the award include Pierre Pilote (1963, 1964, 1965), Doug Wilson (1982), Chris Chelios (1993, 1996) and Keith (2010). The winner of the 2014 James Norris Trophy is selected by a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association at the end of the regular season.
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith, Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron and San Jose Sharks forward Brent Burns are the three finalists for the 2013-14 NHL Foundation Player Award, presented to “an NHL player who applies the core values of hockey – commitment, perseverance and teamwork – to enrich the lives of people in his community,” the National Hockey League announced today.
NHL clubs submitted nominations for the NHL Foundation Player Award and the finalists were selected by a judging panel. The NHL Foundation will present $25,000 to the chosen charitable organization of this year’s recipient. The winner will be announced Tuesday, June 24, during the 2014 NHL Awards from Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas. The 2014 NHL Awards will be broadcast by NBCSN in the United States and CBC in Canada.
Keith has made an impact in the Chicago community through his charity, Keith Relief. After experiencing firsthand the challenges that medical procedures can present, Keith and his wife made it their mission to assist others by alleviating some of the financial and emotional burdens of families and individuals during times of medical crises. Keith Relief has raised more than $250,000 through benefit concerts since 2012, with all proceeds benefiting the organization as well as Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana.
To learn more about Keith Relief click here.
Event Details: The event is sold out!
Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, from 6:30-10 p.m.
Joe’s Bar on Weed Street (940 W. Weed St., Chicago). Ages 21 and up.
VIP Tickets: $250 Each – Includes VIP reception prior to the concert from 6:30-7:30 p.m., featuring current Blackhawks, along with concert and live & silent auction.
General Admission: $60 Each (available Friday, December 13th @ 10am) Includes admission to the concert, along with live & silent auction.
To learn more about the event please click here.