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Kinkaid inks new deal with Devils

Despite the New Jersey Devils signing goalie Scott Clemmensen, presumably to back up No. 1 Cory Schneider, Union College product Keith Kinkaid has decided to remain a Devil.

Of course, at camp, Kinkaid will have his shot to play his way into that back-up role.

Kinkaid was a restricted free agent after completing a two-way, one-year contract for last season that was worth $75,000 at the AHL level and $550,000 at the NHL level.

According to, his new two-way, one-year deal is worth $105,000 in the AHL and $600,000 in the NHL. After this coming season, he will once again be a restricted free agent.

Clemmensen's deal is worth $200,000 in the AHL and $600,000 in the NHL, so for Kinkaid to earn the spot behind Schneider, he will have to prove he is worth the $95,000 difference the Devils would have to pay out to have Clemmensen in Albany instead of Kinkaid.

Kinkaid was 24-13-5 with a goals-against average of 2.29 in 43 games with Albany this season, along with a .912 save percentage.

Also re-signing, goalie Maxime Clermont landed a two-way, one-year deal worth $50,000 in the AHL and $605,000 in the NHL. He played two games with Albany last season (0-1-0) with a 2.00 GAA and .923 save percentage.

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