On Friday morning, the NHL announced that Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith was among the three finalists for the 2013-14 NHL Foundation Player Award. Keith is also a finalist for the Norris Trophy.
The NHL Foundation Player Award is presented to “an NHL player who applies the core values of hockey – commitment, perseverance and teamwork – to enrich the lives of people in his community.”
In 2011, Keith and his wife founded Keith Relief, a charity dedicated to helping families dealing with emotional and financial burdens caused by medical crisis.
Boston’s Patrice Bergeron and San Jose’s Brent Burns are the other two finalists. NHL clubs submitted nominations for the NHL Foundation Player Award and the finalists were selected by a judging panel. The NHL Foundation will present $25,000 to the chosen charitable organization of the recipient.