Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook Make NHL History

On Tuesday night in Winnipeg the Blackhawks got their asses kicked again. It was their eighth straight loss.

This has been the worst season Chicago has had in a decade, which has made it hard to appreciate some of the special accomplishments that are coming along on the timeline.

The loss in Winnipeg was a historic game for two Blackhawks. Defenseman Brent Seabrook appeared in his 1,036th regular season game in the NHL. Duncan Keith skated in his 1,027th regular season game.

The duo skated in in the lineup together for the 1,000th time, the first pair of defensemen to do so in NHL history.

A lot can be said about the decline in Keith’s play and Seabrook’s awful contract. But over the years they have been two of the best to ever wear the Indian head.

Seabrook and Keith rank first and second, respectively, in Blackhawks history in games played by a defenseman. The only other dman to skate in 1,000 games in the Indian head was Bob Murray (1,008).

11 thoughts on “Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook Make NHL History

  1. Also with 1036 games Seabrook tied Bobby Hull for 2nd most games played for Blackhawks and will move ahead of him into 2nd all alone against the Pens.
    What shoild be proud moments that are unfortunately being overshadowed by the downfall of the team.

  2. I disagree that these guys are finished. The past few seasons, they have played every game with a patchwork group of defensive partners, and forwards that don’t come back. In that last playoff series against St. Louis, they took turns taking runs at Seabrook, and nobody stood up for the guy that stood up for everybody. Do you think it’s just a coincidence that the overall team defence took a nosedive after Hossa had to retire? They need a few forwards that play a 200 foot game and don’t mind laying the body on. It’s nice to have Murphy back. If they could add 1 more solid dman with some size, I think it would make a world of difference.

    Stan needs to stop drafting soft players!

  3. If anyone is tired of the current downturn and feeling like there’s never a reason to celebrate, I would say this is a good thing to focus on for a few minutes. It’s a first in NHL history, and possibly the last. That seems pretty big to me.
    I feel fortunate to have been around for all the accomplishments of the last decade…. fwiw, Dunc was Troy’s player of the game tonight.

    Phil, late but big congrats on the new addition!

  4. I will never forget Seabrook smashing Backes or scoring the game winner against the redwings in game 7. I will also never forget Keith taking Sedin’s head off or getting his own rebound to score that goal in game 6 of the Stanley Cup final. We do not win the last 3 Stanely cups without these two defensman. As far as defensman go, you can argue either of them are GOAT Chicago defensman!!!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFmVrB2MnAE
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1cVmhPlmBM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VK10RMnUlA

  5. (The) A team needs moar then franchise players like 19 and 88 to win a dynasty. These guys were here first and saw some shit seasons.

    And they did it in a salary cap, not a fiction cap like Yankees/Canadians (the way they did draft back then 40-50yrs/cough).

    2/7/19/88 is one of the best duos in Hockey/any sport history.

  6. Congrats to Duncan on hitting 1k. Congrats to both on doing it together on the same team. Regardless of how you feel about the team or 2 & 7 play right now its awesome to see.

  7. Congratulations to 2 true “WARRIORS” of the NHL. They played every shift, every game and never used excuses when things weren’t right in a game.

    Solid players. Both future HALL OF FAME players.

  8. Congrats to two great players!

    Keith is a HOFer – don’t think Seabs will be but maybe – doesn’t diminish the huge role both of them played in the 3 cups

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