Newark, NJ – The New Jersey Devils today re-signed goaltender Keith Kinkaid to a two-year contract with an average annual value of $1,250,000. The salary breakdown is as follows: 2017-18: $1,200,000 & 2018-19: $1,300,000. The announcement was made by Devils’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero.
Kinkaid, who will be 28 on July 4, completed his sixth season with the Devils’ organization and set new career-highs with 26 games played, 23 games started, and 713 saves. He finished the campaign with a record of 8-13-3 with one shutout, a 2.64 goals-against average and a .916 save percentage. He had a 35-save shutout on April 4 vs. Philadelphia, which was the most saves he has made in any of his three career NHL shutouts. His eight wins in 2016-17 was the second-most in his career (9; 2015-16). Kinkaid also notched the first point of his career this season, tallying an assist on Taylor Hall’s power play goal on Feb. 19 against the NY Islanders at Barclays Center. He made a career-high 46 saves, plus stopped two of three shootout attempts, in a 4-3 SO loss at Pittsburgh. The left-catching goaltender also denied Penguins forward Phil Kessel in his first career NHL penalty shot against on March 17 at PPG Paints Arena. In 2016-17, Kinkaid stopped five of six (83.3%) shootout attempts.
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