Duncan Keith (born July 16, 1983) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenseman and an alternate captain for the Chicago Blackhawks Jersey of the National Hockey League (NHL). Keith is known as a two-way defense, capable of both off and offensive roles. He is a three-time Stanley Cup champion with the Blackhawks in 2010, 2013 and 2015.
After his first year with the University of the State of Michigan, Keith was selected in the second round, 54th overall by Chicago in the NHL Entry Draft in 2002. After splitting the next year between the State of Michigan and Rockets Kelowna of the Western Hockey League (WHL), spent two seasons with the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League (AHL). In 2005-06, he played his first NHL season with the Blackhawks. Four years later, he won the James Norris Memorial Trophy as the league's best defense and helped the Blackhawks Stanley Cup in 2010. Keith won a second and third Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks in 2013 and 2015, respectively. He also received the Conn Smythe Trophy in 2015 unanimously.
Internationally, Keith has represented Canada on three occasions, winning gold medals in the Winter Olympics 2010 in Vancouver and the Olympic Winter Games 2014 in Sochi.
Duncan Keith Jersey was born to Dave and Jean Keith. He is a middle child, with the older brother Cameron (born 1981) and her younger sister Rebecca (born in 1984). His family moved to Fort Frances, Ontario, in 1985 after his father was transferred to Winnipeg for a position of assistant manager in a Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) branch. Keith's mother worked in the field of health Rainycrest nursing home in Fort Frances.
Keith grew up as a fan Boston Bruins, Ray Bourque defense pointing forward Cam Neely and their favorite players, and Wayne Gretzky. Keith played junior hockey in Fort Frances Hockey Association Minor with his brother. initially starting as a striker with tigers in Fort Frances Times, who recalled the change to the defense at the age of eight or nine. He went on to play Atom AA pinewood and Sports Marine Ltd and PeeWee with the Knights of Columbus. After Keith was established in the NHL, the city of Fort Frances recognized its success by declaring July 17, 2008, "Duncan Keith Day."
While Keith began to be recruited for the Bantam AAA in Thunder Bay, Ontario, her father landed a managerial position in a branch of CIBC in Summerland, British Columbia. At the age of 15, his family moved back to the nearby Penticton, British Columbia, where he finished his last two years of junior hockey. He then earned a spot on the local Junior A team, the Penticton Panthers of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), at 16 years old.