The Charlotte Checkers today announced that they have received goaltender Keith Kinkaid on assignment from the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens. A veteran of 157 NHL games, the 30-year-old has split this season between Montreal and the AHL’s Laval Rocket.
In 13 games with Laval this season, his first in the AHL since the 2014-15 campaign, Kinkaid has posted a 3-7-3 record, 3.44 goals-against average and .876 save percentage. Prior to that, the native of Farmingville, NY, began the season in the NHL and went 1-1-3 with a 4.24 GAA and .875 SV%.
Since signing with the New Jersey Devils as a free agent out of Union College, Kinkaid has played parts of seven NHL seasons with the Devils and Montreal, going 65-56-20 with a 2.95 GAA and .905%. He played at least 40 games for the Devils in two consecutive seasons between 2017-19 and appeared in two playoff games in 2018.
In two seasons with Union College, Kinkaid (6-foot-2, 195 pounds) set school records for GAA (2.18) and SV% (.917) and earned ACHA First Team All-American honors following his sophomore season in 2011.
Kinkaid will join the Checkers as they conclude their three-in-three set with games tonight in Lehigh Valley and Sunday in Hershey.