Oilers: Duncan Keith won't return

Oilers: Duncan Keith won't return


Defender Duncan Keith has decided to retire and will therefore not be returning to the Edmonton Oilers next season.

That's what indicated a few sources, including the TSN network, on Friday. Thus, the 38-year-old veteran will give up the last year of his contract; his average annual salary was $5.4 million.

According to radio station TSN 1260, Oilers general manager Ken Holland asked Keith to give him a answer on his intentions by Saturday, question of better planning the continuation. As a result, the former Chicago Blackhawks will allow Edmonton more space under the salary cap.

Acquired from the Hawks on July 12, 2021, Keith has amassed 21 points, including 20 career endorsements. assist, in 64 games during the last regular season, while maintaining a differential of +15. He won two Norris Trophies in his career (2009-2010 and 2013-2014), as well as the Conn-Smythe in 2014-2015. He collected 646 points in 1256 games.