The New Jersey Devils announced on Wednesday that goaltender Keith Kinkaid signed a one-year, two-way contract. Kinkaid’s new deal is worth $775,000 at the NHL level and $350,000 at the American Hockey League (AHL) level.
The undrafted goaltender’s first NHL stint started in New Jersey. Kinkaid played for the Devils between 2012 and 2019. In his career donning the red and black, Kinkaid accrued a 64-55-17 record in 132 starts. During that span, Kinkaid registered a .906 save percentage and 2.90 goals against average. In the 2018-18 season, Kinkaid dressed in 41 games earning a 26-10-3 record. He accrued a .913 SV% and 2.77 GAA.
Following his six-year stint in New Jersey, Kinkaid played for the Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, and Colorado Avalanche. However, his best years came in New Jersey. The Farmingville, New York native owns a 70-58-21 career record in 169 regular-season games.
Kinkaid has spent a large majority of his later career at the AHL level. Last season, Kinkaid dressed for the Providence Bruins and Colorado Eagles. In part of eight seasons, Kinkaid has played in 226 career AHL games, earning 108 wins in that span. Kinkaid also dressed for the Hartford Whalers, Charlotte Checkers, Laval Rocket, and Albany Devils in his AHL career.
The 34-year-old netminder has represented the United States at multiple international contests. Those contests include the International Ice Hockey Federation’s (IIHF) 2016 World Championship (WC) and 2018 IIHF WC. Kinkaid helped the U.S. win a Bronze Medal in 2018.
Before turning pro, Kinkaid attended Union College and earned the 2011 ECAC Goaltender of the Year collegiate award.
Kinkaid comes back to New Jersey for the 2023-24 season. He will likely attend training camp in New Jersey. However, according to AHL reporter Patrick Williams, Kinkaid will play for the Chicago Wolves at the AHL level .