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Former Chicago Blackhawks defenceman Duncan Keith retiring


Edmonton Oilers defenceman Duncan Keith is allegedly retiring.


Keith played 16 seasons for the Blackhawks before Chicago dealt him to Edmonton for blue liner Caleb Jones and a draft pick last summer.


The 38-year-old put up 21 points (one goal, 20 assists) and 22 penalty minutes in 64 regular-season appearances for the Oilers, then added a goal, four assists and five penalty minutes in 16 playoff games.


Keith, who hails from Winnipeg, won three Stanley Cups with the Blackhawks and was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the post-season MVP in 2014.


He also won the Norris Trophy, awarded annually to the NHL's top defenceman, in 2010 and 2014.


Keith signed a mammoth 13-year contract with the Blackhawks in 2009. The deal carried an annual average value of US$5.5 million.


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