Jonathan Quick

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Jonathan Quick
Jonathan Quick.jpg
Quick with the Los Angeles Kings in 2009
Born (1986-01-21) January 21, 1986 (age 29)
Milford, CT, USA[1]
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NHL team Los Angeles Kings
National team  United States
NHL Draft 72nd overall, 2005
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 2007–present

Jonathan Douglas Quick (born January 21, 1986) is an American professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL). Quick was selected in the third round, 72nd overall, by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

Quick was a silver medalist with the United States at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He won his first Stanley Cup championship with the Kings on June 11, 2012, and his second in 2014, again with the Kings. He was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.

Playing career[edit]

Amateur[edit]

Quick played travel youth hockey with the Mid Fairfield youth hockey association[2] out of Darien Ice Rink. He carried his team to win a national championship a single time during his midget major year.[citation needed] His team also featured forwards Sean Backman, John Mori and Augie DiMarzo, who all went on to play professional hockey.

Quick played at Hamden High School in Hamden, Connecticut, before transferring to Avon Old Farms, where he was named to the 2002 New Haven Register All-Area Ice Hockey Team.[3] Quick's number 32 Kings jersey is proudly displayed in the Lou Astorino Ice Arena of Hamden. He led Avon Old Farms to two-straight New England Prep Championships in his junior and senior seasons. He had nine shutouts during his senior year.

Quick played collegiate hockey for the University of Massachusetts Amherst out of Hockey East (HE). As a freshman, he earned his first victory by a score of 4–2 on October 15, 2005, in his first start against Clarkson University. He also appeared in one playoff game as a freshman, which the Minutemen lost 4–1 to Boston University. Quick scored his first goal January 6, 2007, against Merrimack College. In the 4–2 win, the unassisted goal came during a delayed penalty into an empty net at 9:31 of the second period; it was game-winning goal. While playing for the Minutemen, he led the team to their first-ever NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship appearance. In his first NCAA Tournament game, Quick shut-out Clarkson University, stopping all 33 shots he faced, in a 1–0 overtime victory. He appeared in five playoff games and posted a .944 save percentage.

Professional[edit]

After losing in his first professional start, with the ECHL's Reading Royals, Quick made a statistically unlikely goal during a shutout in his second start, scoring an empty-net goal against the Pensacola Ice Pilots on October 27, 2007, at 19:25 in the third period.[4]

Quick with the Los Angeles Kings in 2010.

Quick began the 2008–09 season with the Los Angeles Kings' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, sharing time with Jonathan Bernier. He was called up to the Kings on December 16 after goaltender Erik Ersberg suffered a groin injury.[5] Quick played his first NHL game on December 6, 2007, against the Buffalo Sabres in an 8–2 win. He earned his first career NHL shutout on December 23, 2008, defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets in Columbus. He also received the NHL's Third Star of the Week honor for the week ending December 28. In three games, Quick posted a 2–1–0 record, with both victories coming via shutout, posting a 0.67 goals against average (GAA) and a .958 save percentage.[6] On February 9, 2009, Quick was awarded the First Star of the Week by the NHL after stopping 95 of 100 shots in a three-game road win streak, which launched the Kings back into the 2009 playoff picture. He finished the season with a 21–18–2 record, with a 2.48 GAA and .914 save percentage. He earned his first career NHL Stanley Cup playoff shutout on April 17, 2011, against the San Jose Sharks, stopping all 34 shots for a 4–0 shutout win.

On April 25, 2012, after the end of the 2011–12 regular season, Quick was nominated as a Vezina Trophy finalist, along with Henrik Lundqvist and Pekka Rinne, the former of which ultimately won the award. Quick was also named a 2011–12 NHL Second Team All-Star. He led the League with ten shutouts (a Kings franchise record), had the NHL's second-lowest GAA (1.95) and posted a 35–21–13 final record.[7] Quick gained much attention during the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs, as the eighth-seeded Kings defeated the top-seeded and Presidents' Trophy-winning Vancouver Canucks in five games, followed by the Kings' first-ever four-game playoff series sweep against the second-seeded St. Louis Blues.

On May 30, 2012, Quick set a new Stanley Cup playoff record after winning his 11th consecutive road game dating back to the 2011 post-season, surpassing the old mark of ten set by Billy Smith of the New York Islanders, and continued adding to the record. The streak ran from April 16, 2011, at San Jose to June 2, 2012, at New Jersey (12 games). Los Angeles qualified for the Western Conference Final for the second time in its 45-year history, and first time since the 1993 playoffs. The Kings ended its 19-year drought and made it to the Stanley Cup Finals after defeating the third-seeded Phoenix Coyotes in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final.[8][9] Quick was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy following thes Kings' first Stanley Cup victory over the New Jersey Devils, 6–1, taking the series four games to two. Quick posted a 16–4 record with a 1.41 GAA, a .946 save percentage and three shutouts along the way.[10][11]

On June 28, 2012, the Los Angeles Kings and Quick agreed, in principle, on a ten-year contract extension. This will keep him under contract until the 2023 season.

In November 2012, Quick joined the AHL's Manchester Monarchs to continue rehabilitation from an off-season back surgery.[12] Quick won his second career Stanley Cup on June 14, 2014, after the Kings defeated the New York Rangers.[13] He had two playoff shutouts, including one in Game 3 of the Finals, while also posting a save percentage of .911.[14]

Following the 2013–14 season, Quick was awarded the William M. Jennings Trophy, which is presented annually "to the goalkeeper(s) having played a minimum of 25 games for the team with the fewest goals scored against it." Because Ben Scrivens and Martin Jones had not played the required amount of games to qualify as co-recipients of the honor, Quick was named the sole winner of the trophy. Over the course of the season, Quick had compiled a 27–17–4 record with a 2.07 GAA, .915 save percentage and six shutouts in 49 appearances.[15]

On October 16, 2014, Quick posted 43 saves on all 43 shots he faced in a 1–0 shootout victory over the St. Louis Blues. It was Quick's largest save percentage in a shootout win to date. On October 23, Quick surpassed Rogie Vachon as the Kings' all-time leader in shutouts by earning his 33rd after a 2–0 victory over the Buffalo Sabres.[16]

International[edit]

Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Competitor for the  United States
Olympic Games
Silver 2010 Vancouver Tournament

On January 1, 2010, Quick was named to Team USA for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver as the team's third goaltender. He received a silver medal after the U.S. lost to Canada 3–2 in the gold medal game.[17]

After his selection to Team USA for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Head Coach Dan Bylsma named Quick the team's starting goaltender over teammates Ryan Miller and Jimmy Howard. He would go on to start five out of the U.S.' six games (Miller would start the other). However, the U.S. did not medal, as Quick finished the tournament with a 3–2 record, a 2.17 GAA and a .923 save percentage.

Personal life[edit]

Quick is married to Jaclyn (née Backman), and they have a daughter, Madison Mychal Quick, born on March 12, 2010,[18] and a son, born on April 10, 2013, named Carter.[19] Jaclyn's sister Alicia is the wife of Buffalo Sabres forward Matt Moulson.

Quick was raised in Hamden, Connecticut, a major hockey town in the northeast and attended Hamden High School until eventually transferring to Avon Old Farms, a preparatory school known for its hockey program. His family still resides in Hamden today. Ray and Mike's Deli, a popular local deli in Hamden, named the "Quickwich" sandwich in Quick's honor after his 2012 Stanley Cup victory.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season Team League GP W L T OT MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2002–03 Avon Old Farms USHS–CT 13 8 5 0  — 780 38 0 2.92 .910
2003–04 Avon Old Farms USHS–CT 21 20 1 0  — 1317 41 2 1.71 .933
2004–05 Avon Old Farms USHS–CT 27 25 2 0  — 1574 32 9 1.14 .956
2005–06 University of Massachusetts Amherst HE 17 4 10 1  — 905 45 0 2.98 .920
2006–07 University of Massachusetts Amherst HE 37 19 12 5  — 2224 80 3 2.16 .929
2007–08 Reading Royals ECHL 38 23 11 3  — 2257 105 1 2.79 .905
2007–08 Manchester Monarchs AHL 19 11 8 0  — 1085 42 3 2.32 .922
2007–08 Los Angeles Kings NHL 3 1 2  — 0 141 9 0 3.84 .855
2008–09 Manchester Monarchs AHL 14 6 5 2  — 827 37 0 2.68 .919
2008–09 Los Angeles Kings NHL 44 21 18  — 2 2495 103 4 2.48 .914
2009–10 Los Angeles Kings NHL 72 39 24  — 7 4258 180 4 2.54 .907
2010–11 Los Angeles Kings NHL 61 35 22  — 3 3591 134 6 2.24 .918
2011–12 Los Angeles Kings NHL 69 35 21  — 13 4099 133 10 1.95 .929
2012–13 Los Angeles Kings NHL 37 18 13  — 4 2134 87 1 2.45 .902
2013–14 Los Angeles Kings NHL 49 27 17  — 4 2904 100 6 2.07 .915
2014–15 Los Angeles Kings NHL 72 36 22  — 13 4184 156 6 2.24 .918
NHL totals 407 212 139  — 46 23,806 902 37 2.27 .915

Playoffs[edit]

   
Season Team League GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2003–04 Avon Old Farms USHS–CT 3 3 0 184 7 0 2.05 .909
2004–05 Avon Old Farms USHS–CT 3 3 0 162 1 2 0.33 .987
2005–06 University of Massachusetts Amherst HE 1 0 1 59 3 0 1.90 .990
2006–07 University of Massachusetts Amherst HE 5 3 2 329 10 1 1.82 .944
2007–08 Manchester Monarchs AHL 1 0 1 59 1 0 1.02 .974
2009–10 Los Angeles Kings NHL 6 2 4 360 21 0 3.50 .884
2010–11 Los Angeles Kings NHL 6 2 4 380 20 1 3.16 .913
2011–12 Los Angeles Kings NHL 20 16 4 1238 28 3 1.41 .946
2012–13 Los Angeles Kings NHL 18 9 9 1099 34 3 1.86 .934
2013–14 Los Angeles Kings NHL 26 16 10 1605 69 2 2.58 .911
NHL totals 76 45 31 4683 173 9 2.22 .923

International[edit]

   
Year Team Event GP W L OTL MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2014 USA OLY 5 3 2 0 305 11 0 2.17 .923
Olympic totals 5 3 2 0 305 11 0 2.17 .923

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-Hockey East Second Team 2006–07
AHCA East Second-Team All-American 2006–07
Silver Medalist Olympics 2010
NHL All-star selection 2011–12
Best NHL Player ESPY Award 2012
Vezina Trophy finalist 2011–12
Conn Smythe Trophy winner (NHL playoff MVP) 2011–12
Stanley Cup Champion 2011–12
2013–14
William M. Jennings Trophy 2013–14

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anthony, Mike (2012-08-11). "Some In Hamden Upset By Jon Quick's Stanley Cup Snub". Hartford Courant. Retrieved 2014-02-21. 
  2. ^ Mid Fairfield Blues
  3. ^ 2002 New Haven Register All-Area Ice Hockey Team
  4. ^ "Smith, Quick, share link to ECHL history". ECHL. 11 May 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
  5. ^ Hammond, Rich (16 December 2008). "Ersberg (mini-)update". Retrieved 30 December 2008. 
  6. ^ "Washington's Ovechkin leads NHL's Three Stars". The Sports Network. The News & Observer. 29 December 2008. Retrieved 30 December 2008. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Lundqvist, Quick, Rinne nominated for Vezina Trophy". TSN. April 25, 2012. Retrieved April 25, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Los Angeles Kings vs. Phoenix Coyotes - Recap". ESPN. May 22, 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2012. 
  9. ^ "Quick has breakout performance in Round 1". The Sports Network. The News & Observer. 29 April 2012.  [dead link]
  10. ^ "Kings goalie Quick snares playoffs MVP award". Reuters. 12 June 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2012. 
  11. ^ "Kings goalie Jonathan Quick is playoff MVP". The Associated Press. 12 June 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2012. 
  12. ^ Elliott, Helene (5 November 2012). "Kings' Quick headed to Manchester; Brown bound for Switzerland". Los Angeles Times. 
  13. ^ [1]
  14. ^ 2013-2014 - Playoffs - Goaltender Stats
  15. ^ "Kings' Quick awarded William Jennings Trophy". NHL. 24 June 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  16. ^ "Kings zero Sabres, Quick nabs shutout record". LAKings.com. October 24, 2014. Retrieved October 26, 2014. 
  17. ^ Team Stats
  18. ^ "The Fabulous Forum". Los Angeles Times. 12 March 2010. 
  19. ^ "Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick talks about his newborn son, Carter". http://www.insidesocal.com. 9 April 2013. 

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Awards
Preceded by
Tim Thomas
Winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy
2012
Succeeded by
Patrick Kane
Preceded by
Tim Thomas
Best NHL Player ESPY Award
2012
Succeeded by
Sidney Crosby
Preceded by
Corey Crawford, Ray Emery
Winner of the William M. Jennings Trophy
2014
Succeeded by
Incumbent