2011-12: Keith Kinkaid appeared in 42 games for New Jersey AHL affiliate Albany in his first pro season; splitting time with veteran Jeff Frazee. He was 17-23 with three losses coming in overtime and had 3 shutouts with a 2.94 goals against and .904 save percentage. Albany missed the AHL playoffs for the second straight year after finishing last in the Northeast Division.
Kinkaid is a poised goaltender with good size and great economy of movement. He also possesses great agility, reflexes and his lateral movement is also quite good. One of his best attributes is his puck-handling ability. He moves and plays the puck exceedingly well. Kinkaid's use of his tall, lanky frame in covering the net is excellent. He does a very good job of staying square to shooters and is not afraid to challenge them either. He has good rebound control which helps him limit the number of second and third chances.
Kinkaid showed a lot as a first year pro in Albany, justifying the Devils decision to sign him last year out of Union College. The season was a long grind for him, but he persevered and should become a better player down the road because of it. He has starting potential, but still needs at least another year, possibly two, of minor league seasoning.