Keith Kinkaid
Keith Kinkaid
30-Year-Old GoalieG
Montreal Canadiens
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Kinkaid led the Devils to the playoffs last season, going 26-10-3 with a 2.77 GAA and .913 save percentage. Those rate stats were right in line with Kinkaid's career numbers as a backup, but he served as the starter in the second half of the season over the ineffective and occasionally injured Cory Schneider. Schneider's $6 million AAV should earn him the first look as the starter in New Jersey's crease this season, though he may not be ready on Opening Day after offseason hip surgery. Kinkaid's numbers won't blow you away, but any continued struggles from Schneider -- whether performance or injury-related -- would open the door for Kinkaid to once again take over as the No. 1 goalie for an expected playoff contender. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, one-way, $1.75 million contract with the Canadiens in July of 2019.
Bound to Montreal
GMontreal Canadiens
July 1, 2019
Kinkaid signed a one-year, one-way, $1.75 million contract with the Canadiens on Monday.
The Devils flipped Kinkaid to Columbus at the 2019 deadline, only for the Blue Jackets to play out the final 31 games without deploying him at the top level. He's shown flashes of brilliance as a career backup goaltender, but fantasy owners can't be too encouraged by his career 2.90 GAA and .906 save percentage over 151 career contests. We view Kinkaid as a mere insurance option behind all-world backstop Carey Price
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
For better or worse, Kinkaid will find himself serving as Cory Schneider’s backup in New Jersey for two more years after signing an extension in the offseason. Even in what was Schneider’s worst full campaign ever last year, Kinkaid only saw action in 26 games, starting 23. His career 2.68 GAA and .912 save percentage are good enough to stick in the NHL, but he’s a distant No. 2 in New Jersey.
Kinkaid is locked into the backup job behind Corey Schneider, although he represents a sizeable downgrade in net anytime he’s called upon. The 27-year-old netminder has amassed an uninspiring 2.71 GAA and .909 save percentage while serving as New Jersey’s No. 2 netminder over the past two seasons; he has almost no chance of overtaking Schneider unless injury is involved.
Kinkaid didn’t see much action behind workhorse Cory Schneider last season, but when he did, he was up to the task, posting a respectable 6-5-4 record to accompany his .915 save percentage. Despite having only 20 NHL games under his belt, Kinkaid is the clear-cut backup in New Jersey, and should be perfectly serviceable so long as he's not needed for a long stretch of action in the event of a Schneider injury. Given the fact Schneider played 69 games last season and figures to rank among the league leaders in appearances again, it’s unlikely you would draft Kinkaid in 2015-16, but may represent a worthy streaming choice against some of the dregs of the league.
One of several younger netminders in New Jersey’s system, Kinkaid will battle Scott Clemmensen for the team’s backup role behind Cory Schneider. The young goalie grabbed 24 wins in the AHL last season with a 2.29 goals-against average and should see a handful of starts in the NHL should he secure the team’s No. 2 role.
Kinkaid is one of several goaltenders in the team's system who saw his potential role within the organization change when the Devils acquired Cory Schneider on Draft Day. With Schneider on board, Kinkaid and Scott Wedgewood will be vying for AHL starts and the right to be Schneider's backup in several years time. Kinkaid's numbers in the AHL could have been stronger with a .905 save percentage and a 2.72 goals-against average and will need to improve. Kinkaid saw just 26 minutes of NHL action last season in his call-up.
One of several young netminders in the Devils’ organization vying for the mantle of heir apparent to Martin Brodeur, Kinkaid posted a 17-20-3 record, including three shutouts, with AHL Albany last season. Kinkaid will likely spend 2012-13 in the AHL ... barring any injuries to the Devils’ top duo of Martin Brodeur and Johan Hedberg. He'll battle Jeff Frazee and possibly Scott Wedgewood for playing time in the minors.
After a strong career at Union College, Kinkaid inked an entry-level deal with New Jersey in April of 2011. Expect him to start the season in the minors with several netminders ahead of him on the depth chart.
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Dealt to Columbus
GColumbus Blue Jackets
February 25, 2019
The Devils traded Kinkaid to the Blue Jackets on Monday in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick in 2022, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports.
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Starting against Montreal
GNew Jersey Devils
February 23, 2019
Kinkaid will patrol the crease in Monday's home game against the Canadiens, Mike Morreale of reports.
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Struggles persist
GNew Jersey Devils
February 19, 2019
Kinkaid surrendered four goals on 28 shots in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Penguins.
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Back in goal Tuesday
GNew Jersey Devils
February 19, 2019
Kinkaid will start in the blue paint Tuesday against the Penguins on home ice, Mike Morreale of reports.
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Gets hook against Wild
GNew Jersey Devils
February 16, 2019
Kinkaid gave up four goals on 17 shots before being replaced by Cory Schneider midway through the second period of Friday's 5-4 overtime win over the Wild.
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