Duncan Keith retires after 17 seasons

Posted: 09/07/2022 in NHL
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Edmonton Oilers defenseman Duncan Keith is hanging up his skates.

The future Hall of Famer decided to retire from the NHL after 17 seasons, reports TSN’s Pierre LeBrun.

Keith is one of the most decorated players of his era. He won three Stanley Cups, two Norris Trophies, and a Conn Smythe Award with the Chicago Blackhawks as well as two Olympic gold medals with Team Canada.

The 38-year-old finishes his career with 646 points in 1,256 games. He added 91 points in 151 postseason contests.

Chicago drafted Keith 54th overall in 2002. He spent the first 16 years of his career in the Windy City but was traded to Edmonton last offseason.

Keith had one year left on his contract with a $5.538-million cap hit, so the Oilers suddenly have additional flexibility to play with. The Blackhawks, meanwhile, are hit with the following cap recapture penalty, per CapFriendly.

SEASONCAP HIT
2022-23$5.538M
2023-24$1.938M

The rebuilding Hawks have ample cap space, so this penalty shouldn’t drastically alter their plans.

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