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RELEASE: Oilers acquire Duncan Keith from Chicago

Veteran defenceman and forward prospect Tim Soderlund dealt to Edmonton in exchange for blueliner Caleb Jones and a conditional draft pick

by Press Release /

EDMONTON, AB - The Edmonton Oilers have acquired defenceman Duncan Keith and forward Tim Soderlund from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for blueliner Caleb Jones and a conditional pick in the 2022 NHL Draft.

The pick will be Edmonton's third-round selection in 2022; or, in the event that the Oilers win three rounds in the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs and Keith is among the top four Edmonton defencemen in total time on ice through the first three rounds, Chicago will receive Edmonton's second-round pick in 2022.

Keith, 37, appeared in 54 games with the Blackhawks in the 2020-21 season, scoring four goals, 11 assists and 15 points. The Winnipeg product has played the entirety of his 16-year National Hockey League career with the Blackhawks, accumulating 105 goals, 520 assists and 625 points in 1,192 games.

A three-time Stanley Cup (2010, 2013, 2015) and two-time Norris Trophy (2010, 2014) winner, Keith has produced 18 goals, 68 assists and 86 points over 135 career playoff games. The 6-foot-1, 192-pound rearguard is also a Conn Smythe Trophy earner after being named the most valuable player of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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A two-time Canadian Olympian who won the gold medal in 2010 and 2014, Keith departs Chicago second to only Stan Makita in career games played for the franchise (1,192), 10th in career points (625), sixth in career assists (520), fifth in playoff games played (135) and seventh in playoff points (86).

Soderlund, drafted in the fourth round (112th overall) of the 2017 NHL Draft, split time between Almtuna IS of Sweden's HockeyAllsvenskan and the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League in 2020-21. 

Soderlund notched 10 goals, six assists and 16 points in 23 outings with Almtuna IS. In the same number of matches with the IceHogs, the 23-year-old tallied five assists.

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