Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane and defenseman Duncan Keith were named to the NHL’s first all-decade team, the League announced during its NHL All-Star coverage Friday in St. Louis. The teams were voted on by a panel of NHL general managers, NHL hockey operations staff, NHL.com writers and on-air talent from NBC, Sportsnet and TVAS.
Kane and Keith are joined on the first team by Penguins center Sidney Crosby, Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, Kings defenseman Drew Doughty and Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury. The second team included Penguins center Evgeni Malkin, Lightning center Steven Stamkos, Bruins center Patrice Bergeron, Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson, Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara and Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist.
Kane and Keith both helped the Blackhawks win three Stanley Cup championships (2010, 2013 and 2015), with each of them winning the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP in 2013 and 2015, respectively.
Kane scored 796 points (310 goals, 486 assists), which ranked first among all NHL players and had a 1.07 points-per game average this past decade. He also won three major awards for his 2015-16 season when he claimed the Art Ross Trophy as the League’s top scorer with 106 points (46 goals, 60 assists), and the Ted Lindsay Award and Hart Memorial Trophy as the most outstanding player as voted by the NHL Players’ Association and Professional Hockey Writers’ Association, respectively.
Kane’s point total dipped the two seasons after his Hart Trophy campaign, but he rebounded during the 2018-19 season with a career highs in points (110) and assists (66).
Keith scored 405 points (67 goals, 338 assists) this past decade, and two-time James Norris Memorial Trophy winner as the League’s best defenseman in 2010 and 2014.
In the runup to the announcement of the first and second teams, the NHL unveiled its Best of the Decade picks by NHL.com and NHL.com International staff members.
Coach of the Decade: Joel Quennevile
Franchise of the Decade: Chicago Blackhawks
Moment of the Decade: NHL100 Gala, Los Angeles