Duncan Keith Changes Agencies

The Sports Corporation welcomed Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith to their client roster on Tuesday afternoon.

The agency notably represented Brent Seabrook and also has Kirby Dach on their client roster. They also represent Carolina’s Sebastian Aho, Montreal’s Carey Price and Tampa’s Brayden Point.

The timing of this is intriguing to say the least. Keith, who turned 37 a couple weeks ago, has two years remaining on his contract.

25 thoughts on “Duncan Keith Changes Agencies

  • June 29, 2021 at 2:21 pm

    one can only hope they will be buzzing in his ear of the benefits of waiving his nmc and accepting a trade to a contender. in the best interests of the franchise for his cap hit for the next two years to be exchanged for draft picks/prospects. not a chance to win in the next two years with him.

  • June 29, 2021 at 2:37 pm

    Dunc, the greatest of the D men to play in Chitown ! That number 2 is going to look good in the rafters at the U.C. Maybe he’ll also move back to B.C. He still has great wheels and is in top condition considering his age and mileage ! Hawks fans shouldn’t be beating him up as he brought 3 cups to Chicago and he’ll also be in The HHOF , fantastic player , POPS

  • June 29, 2021 at 4:47 pm

    I admit I don’t know much about the role of a professional athlete’s agent other than they are the athlete’s representative in contract negotiations with the team they play for. I suppose the role may go beyond that but what exactly I don’t know. I find it odd that Keith wants a new agent when he won’t need to negotiate a new contract for 2 more years.

  • June 29, 2021 at 5:16 pm

    I think it’s much ado about nothing. Many of these agents and their organizations offer more than just negotiating the contract. My bet is this new firm offers more from an investment of money standpoint than his prior rep did.

  • June 29, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    Keith is definitely leaving the Hawks with that change . 90% sure he will move specially that his salary is not that High at 5.5 millions.
    Can get a nice pick in return or a prospect .
    Then in a few years he can come coach the kids on Defence.

  • June 29, 2021 at 7:33 pm

    It is best for him to request a trade to a cup contender where he can be an awesome #5 and pay 14-16 minutes a night. Florida, Carolina, Colorado or Winnipeg would be a great fit.

    On Chicago side, young defenders can play a little more freely and start building their own legacies.

  • June 29, 2021 at 7:33 pm

    Could be something, probably nothing. Maybe he wants to do some commercials to pad his retirement whenever he decides to hang them up.

  • June 29, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    Definitely for dollars outside of Hockey.

    RNH 8yrs at 5.125 a yr. Only 28 so at 36 probably still serviceable. Think it’s a win for both sides.

  • June 30, 2021 at 4:39 am

    I say if Wallstedt is on the board for us we call Calgary and tell them that Edmonton is calling us for the pick. Vice versa tell Edmonton we know Calgary wants Wallstedt.

    Get Tkachuk from Calgary. I think a flip of #1s plus a 2nd and fourth with Strome and Kurashev gets it done.

    With Edmonton might have gotten tougher to get Nurse with the RNH signing. The signing is showing that Holland is committed to bringing the Cup with/for the core. Also if I’m Nurse I want to stay in Edmonton.

    Either way get Nurse for a flip of 1s a 4th and Mitchell. Or get Bear for a flip of 1s plus their 3rd for Mitchell and a 4th.

  • June 30, 2021 at 6:50 am

    Even though his cap hit is $5.5M, his actual salary / total salary is $2.1M for 2021-22. It drops to $1.5M for $2022-23 according to CapFriendly.

    So, why wouldn’t he want to move to a contender that would pay him the fair market value for a top 4 D-man? $3 to $5 million, I’m guessing.

    Perfect fit for Seattle. A proven winner that can anchor the defense with a manageable cap hit of $5.5M.

  • June 30, 2021 at 7:02 am

    ER – A visit to The Sports Corporation’s website finds that, beyond just contract negotiations, they provide a wide variety of services for professional athletes.

    Marketing – Brand building, PR, Endorsement deals, Appearances at events, Interviews, Media coaching, etc…
    Charity – Events, partnerships, etc…
    Athletic – Concierge services (tax prep, insurance, travel, events, etc…), Training and other services.

    It may just be that The Sports Corporation provides a better suite of services with Seabrook and Dach singing their praises.

  • June 30, 2021 at 7:10 am

    Wijg Keith’s contract stays with him, a trade doesn’t allow final 2 years to be renegotiated. Nhl rules don’t allow for that, only way he could do that would be if Blackhawks bought him out, which is unlikely, this summer at least.

  • June 30, 2021 at 7:30 am

    Agree with WIJG ……. most likely the off-ice opportunities are driving the move. Perhaps they are good in representing other careers also? For Keith, looking to the future becomes more important as career winds down.

  • June 30, 2021 at 7:55 am

    Ian, I knew the cap hit stays with him. Are you saying that a team acquiring Keith could not pay him more than the $2.2M / $1.5m his contract says?

  • June 30, 2021 at 8:44 am

    That is correct Wijg.

  • June 30, 2021 at 10:05 am

    Sharpened, that’s it man better moar beluga in the basket.

  • June 30, 2021 at 10:29 am

    Trade to a cup contender? If you are a contender you are up against the cap wall. Hawks will have to eat some $ but that should sweeten the return. Philip is right – Keith has done more than his share to help the Hawks over the years. We can only hope and wish the best for him.

  • June 30, 2021 at 12:02 pm

    Only way I see Keith going anywhere is if the Blackhawks show little or no progression next year and he says he wants to go somewhere he has a chance to win another cup before his contract is up.

  • June 30, 2021 at 3:06 pm

    he has already won everything and has 3 cups. not sure after all these years in chicago he’d be that interested in moving for the 2 years left he has on his contract. I’d personally like to see keith on the 3rd pairing all year, coach the rookies, take less minutes, etc

  • June 30, 2021 at 4:23 pm

    This is pretty much a useless news story….what fan really cares about which agency a player chooses to represent him….seriously.

  • June 30, 2021 at 5:10 pm

    According to this article the Hawks are looking at trade possibilities for the all time best Hawk defensemen ever Duncan Keith.

    “The Chicago Blackhawks are working on a potential trade for Duncan Keith, according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet. The team and player are working together, Friedman tweets, to send the veteran defenseman somewhere he wants to go in the Pacific Northwest or Western Canada.”

  • June 30, 2021 at 5:51 pm

    It has been reported that Keith and the Hawks are trying to work out a trade that he would agree to. He wants to go to the Northeast to be closer to home. So it’s Vancouver, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton or , Seattle

  • June 30, 2021 at 6:52 pm

    He’s probably tired of Colliton and wants to be close to home/family. Has his Cups already. Wants to enjoy the last 2 years. Seattle most likely; Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary would be tougher as they have some $ but many to sign.

    5.5 M CAP hit for 2 years with $2.1 and $1.5M actual salary.

    Seattle should be all over this.

  • June 30, 2021 at 8:31 pm

    If Dunks does want to I am ok with Seattle.

  • June 30, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    It’s all over the media now Keith is open to trade to western Canada or Pacific Northwest. Hurts, the only way I accept this is if they’re clearing cap space for Seth Jones.

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