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Kinkaid, who last year led Union College to its first-ever berth in the NCAA Hockey Tournament, dressed as a backup to Johan Hedberg in October when Brodeur was sidelined with a shoulder injury.
Last season the Farmingville, NY native went 25-10-3 with the Dutchmen, and bypassed his final two years of college to sign with New Jersey. Kinkaid, 22, has been splitting time so far this year with Frazee in Albany (AHL), and had gone 4-3-0 with a 2.12 goals-against average and a .926 save percentage in his first seven professional appearances.
Though Frazee has four years experience in the pro ranks, the 6'3" Kinkaid is three inches taller and two years younger than his counterpart. He may also be considered more of an heir apparent to Brodeur in the Devils' system, if he adapts to the pro game quickly.