The Devils have re-signed goaltender Keith Kinkaid to a two-year contract, Devils President and General Manager Lou Lamoriello announced Monday.
Kinkaid, 25, posted a 6-5-4 record in his first season as Cory Schneider’s backup with a 2.59 goals-against average and .915 save percentage. He recorded his first NHL win on Dec. 19, making 26 saves in a shootout decision over Tampa Bay.
"He’s proven he can play at this level, play in a backup role, play no matter how many games he had to sit out,” Lamoriello said. “He’s under contract now for two more years, and he knows he has to grow a little and accepts that. He’s a tremendous complement, in my opinion, to Cory.”
The native of Farmingville, N.Y., made 19 appearances, including 13 starts. He was at his best on home ice, where he went 5-1-2 with a 1.91 GAA and .934 save percentage.