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Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook to play 1,000th career NHL game together

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The Chicago duo is the first defensive pair to accomplish the feat in league history.

Chicago Blackhawks v New York Islanders Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Defensemen Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook will play their 1,000th career NHL game together Tuesday when the Blackhawks visit the Jets in Winnipeg.

Keith and Seabrook will become the seventh duo to accomplish the feat in league history and the first defensive duo to do so.

Seabrook and Keith rank third (1,035) and fourth (1,026), respectively, in most games played in franchise history. Both players are set to move up one spot Blackhawks’ all-time games list this season. Seabrook needs only two games to surpass Bobby Hull (1,036) for second all time and Keith needs 11 games to do so. Stan Mikita holds the franchise record for most games played at 1,396.

Keith and Seabrook were both drafted by general manager Mike Smith in back-to-back years in 2002 and 2003, respectively. Keith was selected with the 54th overall pick in the second round then Seabrook was taken 14th overall. They’ve both helped Chicago win three Stanley Cups in 2010, 2013 and 2015.