Watch: Blackhawks honor Duncan Keith’s 1,000th game in pregame ceremony
The future Hall-of-Famer was the center of attention before Saturday’s game.
Before facing the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night at the United Center, the Chicago Blackhawks honored one of the best players in franchise history in an on-ice ceremony, commemorating the 1,000th game of Duncan Keith’s career.
The festivities featured this video, punctuated by the biggest goal Keith scored: the GWG of Game 6 of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final:
Old teammates Patrick Sharp and Adam Burish also joined in the fun, reminiscing about one of the most-memorable (and probably most painful) moments of Keith’s career.
"Remember that time Duncs ate that slapshot?"— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) October 14, 2018
Well that's an interesting way of putting it, @ABurish37! #DK1K pic.twitter.com/xXtnMl8C93
Sharp, who had 749 games with the Blackhawks during his 15-year career, joined the ceremony by presenting Keith with a silver stick to commemorate the moment. Sharp later posed for a photo with Keith, Keith’s son, Colton and Brent Seabrook.
This is a great photo. #Blackhawks pic.twitter.com/Q7Q4jb62qN— Cristiano Simonetta (@CMS_74_) October 14, 2018
That was one of several photo opportunities that occurred during the pregame ceremony, highlighting the contributions of an incredible career from an incredible hockey player.
Frame it.#DK1K pic.twitter.com/Y3NvvczrRc— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) October 14, 2018