The New Jersey Devils are bringing back Keith Kinkaid on a one-year, two-way contract worth $775,000 at the NHL Level and $350,000 at the AHL Level. This is a shocking move for both parties as Kinkaid had signed with the Chicago Wolves earlier this Summer, and the Devils at the moment have more than enough goaltending depth as they brought in Erik Kallgren earlier this Summer, which now leaves them with six goaltenders to fill four spots between the AHL and ECHL levels. However, Nico Daws is out until December, both goalies that are more than capable playing at the NHL level, however, if Kinkaid is sent down to the AHL he would be reporting to the Chicago Wolves. One thing to keep in mind is that if the Devils want to call up Kallgren, he would have to clear waivers first.
Kinkaid began his career in the Devils organization, where he played in 43 AHL games, putting up a 69-52-19 record with a 2.60 GAA, .908 SV%, and ten shutouts; at the NHL level with the Devils, he played in 151 games, putting up a 64-55-17 record with a 2.90 GAA, .906 SV%, and seven shutouts before he was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2019 for a fifth-round pick. The 34-year-old goaltender has bounced around since leaving New Jersey and has only seen 18 games of NHL action since leaving the Devils and has spent most of his time in the AHL. In 226 AHL games he’s put up a 108-84-32 record with a 2.72 GAA, .907% and 13 shutouts, at the NHL Level he’s put up a 70-58-21 record with a 2.91 GAA, .905 SV%, and eight shutouts