Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Player of the Day: Duncan Keith

In case you missed it , I will be highlighting a player from Team USA and Team Canada leading up to the Vancouver Olympics. With no further adeiu, I give you today's player: Duncan Keith.

The fleet footed Keith is currently the Number 1 defensemen, and ice time leader game in and game out, for the Chicago Blackhawks. Originally drafted by Chicago in the second round, 54th overall, in 2002. Duncan took a different route than most players to the NHL. He started off playing in the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), then moved on to playing NCAA hockey for Michigan State scored his first collegiate goal in the Cold War game, where he spent two years, before moving on to the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League (WHL). After his last year of junior eligability he spent two years honeing his craft in the American Hockey League with the Norfolk Admirals. He played in 81 games with the Blackhawks as a rookie in 2005-06 and got on the score sheet for 21 points (9G 12A) and 79 penalty minutes.

His only international experience came in 2008 when he played for Team Canada in the World Championships and helped Canada win the silver medal. During his 9 game run with Team Canada in the World Championships, he only contributed 2 assists, but was a +9 while shutting down some of the best hockey players that were out of their leagues' playoffs.

2005-06 Black Diamond #155 - Duncan Keith RC (Rookie Card) - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com

2005-06 Upper Deck Trilogy #240 - Duncan Keith RC (Rookie Card) - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com

As always these cards can be purchased. Either click on the images above to be taken to Checkoutmycards.com or cards of other players can be purchased through Pats Cards on Sportsbuy.com.

Here are a couple videos of Duncan in action.

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