The New Jersey Devils today traded goaltender Keith Kinkaid to the Columbus Blue Jackets, in exchange for Columbus's fifth-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft.
This season, Kinkaid has a 15-18-6 record in 41 games with a 3.36 goals-against average and .891 save percentage. He spent the past five seasons with New Jersey, posting an overall record of 64-55-17 in 151 games played with a 2.90 GAA and .906 save%. He enjoyed his best season in 2017-18, going 26-10-3 in a career-high 41 games played (also, this season), with a 2.77 GAA and .913 save%. Kinkaid originally signed as an undrafted, college free agent with New Jersey on April 18, 2011 after a distinguished career with Union College (ECAC).
"Keith's play throughout last season, especially his performance down the stretch, was key in leading this club to the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs," said Devils Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero. "He was part of this team's eventual transformation since he took over a regular role in 2014-15 and we greatly appreciate his efforts over his time here."
New Jersey now has eight selections in the 2022 NHL Draft, the club's original selections in rounds one through seven, and this fifth-round choice.