Blackhawks trade Duncan Keith to the Oilers

The Chicago Blackhawks traded Canadian Olympic gold medalist Duncan Keith of Winnipeg, Manitoba to the Edmonton Oilers on Monday for defenseman Caleb Jones and a conditional third round draft pick according to David Staples of the Edmonton Journal. It appears the draft pick will not be in 2021 because the Oilers do not have a third round draft pick in the draft later this month.

Keith, a defenseman, won the gold medal for Canada at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver and the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, is entering his 17th season in the NHL. Keith’s first 16 seasons were with Chicago. During his time with the Blackhawks, Keith won the Norris Trophy in 2010 and 2014, was a first-team All-Star in 2010 and 2014, won the Stanley Cup in 2010, 2013, and 2015, was selected to play in the NHL All-Star Game in 2008, 2011, 2015, and 2017, and won the Conn Smythe Trophy in 2015.

In 2020-21, Keith had four goals and 11 assists for 15 points in 54 games. He was a -13 with 30 penalty minutes, six power play points, one game-winning goal, 110 shots on goal, 91 blocked shots, 33 hits, 28 takeaways and 63 giveaways. Keith’s lone power-play goal came in a 4-3 Chicago win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on April 12. Meanwhile, Keith’s lone game-winning goal came in a 4-2 Chicago win over the Dallas Stars on March 11. Jones had four assists in 33 games with Edmonton this season.

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