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Fantasy Summary

Has ideal size for a goalie and has been somewhat successful in pro hockey already but needs to find an organization that offers him a real opportunity because he doesn’t have draft pedigree, so opportunities are not going to be handed to him.


Observations

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June 2019 – Appleby did not get a qualifying offer from the Jets which means he becomes an unrestricted free agent.  Jokke Nevalainen

February 2019 – Appleby has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Jets.  Jokke Nevalainen

July 2018 – The New Jersey Devils didn’t tender a qualifying offer to Appleby, making him an unrestricted free agent. The 23-year-old goalie still has potential to become an NHL goalie but it won’t happen in New Jersey.  Jokke Nevalainen

June 2018 – The New Jersey Devils find themselves in an interesting position in net going into the summer. Cory Schneider, the clubs typical number one, is now 32 and is having offseason surgery on his hip which could keep him out until early next season. Then you have Keith Kinkaid who was the hero for the Devils down the stretch, but is entering the last season of his contract and has high trade value. So, the Devils have to decide if they are holding on to Kinkaid with plenty of teams looking for goalie help this summer, while also monitoring the health of Schneider. The benefactor of all of this could be Ken Appleby if the Devils don’t sign one of the small handful of decent backups available in free agency. Appleby did well in very limited duty with the Devils in 2017-18 and was the better of the two goalies on a poor Binghamton team. Schneider’s health or a Kinkaid trade could see him in backup duty with the Devils, especially as they continue to get regular starts for their number one goalie pros