When the Chicago Blackhawks selected Duncan Keith in the second round of the 2002 NHL Draft, they made a franchise-altering decision. He literally went on to be one of the best defensemen of his era. He was the number one defenseman on a team that won the Stanley Cup three times. Individually, he won multiple Olympic Gold Medals, the Norris Trophy twice, and the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the playoffs once.
Duncan Keith has been an amazing player for the Chicago Blackhawks in his tenure.
You can argue that he was actually the most important player of the dynasty that they had from 2009-2017. It was a brilliant career for him and he still has another year or two left in the tank. However, it won’t be played with the Chicago Blackhawks.