NHL News: Blue Jackets Acquire Devils Keeper Keith Kinkaid | NHL


Keith Kinkaid is linked to Columbus.

The Blue Jackets have acquired the Devils' veteran goaltender for a fifth-round draft pick in the 2022 NHL draft, teams said on Monday.

"We think it's important to give depth to the position," said Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen in a statement. "We think the goalkeepers are a strong position for our club with Sergei Bobrovsky and Joonas Korpisalo." "Keith Kinkaid is an experienced goalie of the National Hockey League who will bring that depth as we move forward in the last month of the regular season and in the spring."

Kinkaid, 29, set career career goals in laundering (3) and minutes played (2,302) and equaled her career highs in contested games (41) and started (38) with a record 15- 18-6 and goals against average of 3.36 this season.

He recorded a 64-55-17 record with an average of 2.90 and a 0.906 efficiency percentage in 151 career games with New Jersey since his NHL debut in 2012-13.