Duncan Keith (born July 16, 1983) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who is an alternate captain for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Keith is known as a two-way defenceman, capable in both shutdown and offensive roles. Following his freshman year with Michigan State University, Keith was selected 54th overall by Chicago in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. After splitting the next year between Michigan and the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League (WHL), he spent two seasons with the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League (AHL). In 2005-06, he played his NHL rookie season with the Blackhawks. Four years later, he won the James Norris Trophy as the league's best defenceman and helped the Blackhawks to the Stanley Cup. Internationally, he has represented Canada on two occasions, winning a gold medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Keith was born to Dave and Jean Keith.
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