Devils sign backup goalie Kinkaid to two-year, $1.45M extension

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The New Jersey Devils have shored up their goaltending position for the foreseeable future, signing backup Keith Kinkaid to a two-year extension on Monday.

The deal, first reported by the Star-Ledger, will keep Kinkaid as Cory Schneider’s No. 2 through 2017 and comes on the heels of Kinkaid’s first full season in the role, during which he fared reasonably well — the 25-year-old went 6-5-4 in 19 appearances, posting a .915 save percentage and 2.59 GAA.

An undrafted free agent that the Devils signed out of Union College in 2011, Kinkaid spent nearly three full seasons with AHL Albany before making the jump to the bigs.

UPDATE: Per the Bergen Record, it’s $1.45 million over the two years for Kinkaid on a one-year deal, meaning he checks in with an average annual cap hit of $725,000.