Blackhawks' Keith Honored At NHL Awards


Published on June 25 2014 2:33 am
Last Updated on June 25 2014 2:33 am
Written by Millie Lange

(Las Vegas, NV) -- Blackhawks blueliner Duncan Keith is being honored by the NHL. He took home the Norris Trophy as part of the NHL Awards last night in Las Vegas as the league's top defenseman. Keith finished second at his position with 61 points. He beat out Zdeno Chara and Shea Weber.

The NHL rumor mill is churning and the Blackhawks are in the middle of it. ESPN reports Chicago has emerged with the Anaheim Ducks as favorites to land Canucks center Ryan Kesler in a trade. The Pittsburgh Penguins are also rumored to be interested in the 29-year-old.

NHL Awards Recap

(Las Vegas, NV) -- The St. Louis Blues went home empty handed following the NHL Awards ceremony Tuesday night. Winger Vladimir Tarasenko finished in the top-5 for the Norris Trophy and received three first place votes. Center David Backes finished fourth in the Selke Trophy voting with 400-15 votes. Ken Hitchcock finished in the top-8 for the Adams Award, which is awarded to the best coach.  

NHL Draft Set For Friday

(Philadelphia, PA) -- With the NHL Awards in the rear-view mirror, the Blackhawks are setting sights on the NHL Draft. Things get underway Friday and Saturday in Philadelphia. The Blackhawks hold the 27th overall pick in the first round. There are a total of seven rounds in the event.