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 28)
Milford, Connecticut, U.S.[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 for the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Kings selected Quick with the 72nd overall pick in 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 he was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the 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 The 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 played 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] He led Avon Old Farms to two straight New England Prep Championships in his junior and senior seasons. Quick had nine shutouts during his senior year.

He played in college for the University of Massachusetts Amherst. 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, it was a delayed penalty, empty net, unassisted game-winning goal at 9:31 of the second period. While playing for the University of Massachusetts Amherst, he led the Minutemen to their first NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship appearance. In his first ever NCAA Tournament game Quick shutout Clarkson University, stopping all 33 shots he faced, in a 1–0 overtime victory. He appeared in 5 playoff games, and posted a .944 save percentage. Quick still holds many records in UMass Amherst hockey history.

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. Quick earned his first career NHL shutout on December 23, 2008, defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets in Columbus, Ohio. He also received the NHL's Third Star of the Week for the week ending December 28. In three games, Quick posted a 2–1–0 record, with both victories coming via shutout, a 0.67 GAA, and a .958 save %.[6] On February 9, 2009, Quick was given the first star of the week by the NHL by stopping 95 of 100 shots in a 3 game road win streak which launched the Kings back into the 2008–09 playoff picture. He finished the season with a 21–18–2 record, with a 2.48 goals against average and 91.4% (.914) save percentage. He earned his first career NHL Playoff shutout on April 17, 2011 against San Jose Sharks stopping all 34 shots for a 4–0 win.

On April 25, 2012 Quick was nominated as a Vezina Trophy finalist, along with Henrik Lundqvist (winner) and Pekka Rinne. Quick was also named a 2011-12 NHL Second Team All-Star. Quick led the league with 10 shutouts (also a Kings franchise record), had the second-lowest goals-against average with 1.95, and posted a 35–21–13 record.[7] Quick gained much attention during the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs as the Kings defeated the No. 1 seed Vancouver Canucks in five games, followed by the Kings franchise's first-ever four-game playoff series sweep against the No. 2 seed St. Louis Blues.

On May 30, 2012 Quick set a new NHL playoff record, winning his 11th consecutive road game dating back to the 2011 post-season, surpassing the old mark of 10 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). The team qualified for the conference final for the second time in its 45-year history and first time since 1993. Los Angeles ended its 19-year drought and made it to the Stanley Cup Finals after defeating the number three seeded Phoenix Coyotes in Game 5 of the Western Conference final.[8][9] Quick was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy following the Los Angeles Kings first Stanley Cup victory over the New Jersey Devils, 6-1. Los Angeles took the series 4-2. He posted a 16-4 record with a 1.41 GAA, a .946 save %, and 3 shutouts.[10][11]

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

In November 2012, Quick joined the American Hockey League's Manchester Monarchs, to continue rehabilitation from an offseason back surgery.[12]

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 the United States Mens Hockey Team for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia as the team's third goaltender. He received a Silver medal after USA lost to Canada 3–2 in the Gold medal game.[13]

After his selection to Team USA for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, head coach Dan Bylsma named Quick the team's starting goalie over Olympic teammates Ryan Miller and Jimmy Howard. He would go on to start five out of USA's six games (Ryan Miller would start the other). Team USA did not medal in Sochi as Quick finished the tournament with a 3-2 record, a 2.17 GAA, and a .923 SV%.

Personal life[edit]

Jonathan is married to Jaclyn (née Backman), and they have a daughter, Madison Mychal Quick, born on March 12, 2010,[14] and a son, born on April 9, 2013, named Carter. Jaclyn's sister Alicia is the wife of Minnesota Wild forward Matt Moulson.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season Team League GP W L T OT MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2002–03 Avon Old Farms High-CT 13 8 5 0  — 780 38 0 2.92 .910
2003–04 Avon Old Farms High-CT 21 20 1 0  — 1317 41 2 1.71 .933
2004–05 Avon Old Farms High-CT 27 25 2 0  — 1574 32 9 1.14 .956
2005–06 UMass Amherst NCAA 17 4 10 1  — 905 45 0 2.98 .920
2006–07 UMass Amherst NCAA 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
NHL totals 286 149 100  — 29 16718 646 29 2.32 .915

Playoffs[edit]

   
Season Team League GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2003–04 Avon Old Farms High-CT 3 3 0 184 7 0 2.05 .909
2004–05 Avon Old Farms High-CT 3 3 0 162 1 2 0.33 .987
2005–06 UMass Amherst NCAA 1 0 1 59 3 0 1.90 .990
2006–07 UMass Amherst NCAA 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
NHL totals 50 29 21 3078 70 7 2.03 .929

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
NHL All-star selection 2012
Conn Smythe Trophy winner (NHL playoff MVP) 2012
Best NHL Player ESPY Award 2012
Silver Medalist Olympics 2010
Vezina Trophy (nominated) 2012
Stanley Cup Champion 2012
William M. Jennings Trophy 2014

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. ^ Team Stats
  14. ^ "The Fabulous Forum". Los Angeles Times. 12 March 2010. 

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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
Incumbent