Keith enjoyed a two-point night with a goal and an assist in Friday's 5-2 road win over the Jets.
Given that Chicago is loaded with star veterans up front, we wouldn't blame you for overlooking Keith from time to time. However, it's been business as usual for the playmaking defenseman, as he's now surpassed the 34 helpers he chipped in over 67 games last year and now finds himself on pace for a 58-point campaign -- you know a blueliner is a gem in the fantasy world when he puts up numbers that many top-six forwards would be hard-pressed to produce.
With two goals and seven points through his past six games, Keith is back to showcasing his offensive upside. He's been slightly more inconsistent than in past years, including a recent five-game point drought. Still, the 33-year-old veteran has 38 points through 55 games, adding up to a rate of .69 points per game that's his highest mark since the 2013-14 campaign.
Keith has four points in his past four games, but also owns a minus-6 rating over that span after finishing minus-1 in this one. The stalwart blueliner can be expected to correct those issues soon, as the team around him should pick things up after snapping a three-game skid here. With 12 of his 35 points coming with the extra man, and a plus-6 rating despite his recent shortcomings in that category, Keith remains one of the most consistent all-around options at his position.
Keith scored just his second goal of the year on an overtime power play Tuesday, delivering a 4-3 win against Detroit. He added an even-strength assist and a plus-2 rating.
Well, that's two successes on 94 shots this season for Keith, who also bounced past 30 points with this effort. The veteran blueliner should see his luck continue evening out as the season rolls on, balancing his currently assist-dominant stat line. Oh, he also has a five-game point streak and 13 points in his last 13 games; rarely does a player score so rarely and yet contribute so much.
Keith recorded his first goal of the season and two shots on goal in a 4-1 win over the Sharks on Sunday.
The 33-year-old has a modest three-game point streak with a goal and four points during that span. He might only have one score, but Keith is second on the Blackhawks to only Patrick Kane with 21 assists. And for leagues with ice time as a category, Keith is sixth in the league, playing 26:09 per game.