Keith named a finalist for NHL Foundation Player Award

Keith named a finalist for NHL Foundation Player Award
May 2, 2014, 2:00 pm
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Nina Falcone

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.

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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.