Sachem East High School alum Keith Kinkaid might be getting another shot at making his NHL debut, as the top prospect goalie was called up from his Albany squad to join the New Jersey Devils.
According to the Devils' official Website Kinkaid joined the practice squad from his Albany AHL team yesterday as a fill-in for Martin Brodeur as he deals with back soreness.
The 23-year-old Farmingville native has put up impressive numbers for the Devils' premiere affiliate, touting a 2.69 goals-against average and a .905 save percentage. If Brodeur's back continues to nag him, we may see Kinkaid sit between NHL pipes sooner than later.
“I couldn’t really sleep last night," Kinkaid said in a PR interview with the Devils' organization. "I was pretty excited to get up here again, and just show them what I have in practice, see how much I’ve improved and just battle every day. I want to be the guy that always gets the recall and hopefully be up here for a shot. I just have to keep battling and working hard.”
To see Kinkaid's entire interview, visit the team's YouTube account.
According to The Sachem Report, Kinkaid is not the first NHL prospect to hail from Sachem. He joins Graig Mischler (Canucks-Sharks- AHL, minors) and Al Hodges (Devils – AHL, minors).