On Friday the league announced that Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith is a finalist for the NHL Foundation Player Award. He's joined by Boston's Patrice Bergeron and San Jose's Brent Burns.
Keith was nominated for the award — given to the player that best displays strong community service — for his efforts off the ice with his charity, Keith Relief, which benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana.
Keith and his wife started the charity after experiencing firsthand the financial and emotional burdens that medical procedures can present. Since 2012, Keith Relief has raised more than $250,000 through benefit concerts.
The winner of the NHL Foundation Player Award will be announced June 24 and the NHL Awards show.