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, CT, USA[1]
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
NHL teamLos Angeles Kings
National team United States
NHL Draft72nd overall, 2005
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career2007–present
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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, CT, USA[1]
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
NHL teamLos Angeles Kings
National team United States
NHL Draft72nd overall, 2005
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career2007–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 his second in 2014, again with the Kings. He was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.

Playing career[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] Quick's #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. 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.


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 percentage, and 3 shutouts.[10][11]

On June 28, 2012 the Los Angeles Kings and Quick agreed, in principle, 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] Quick won his second career Stanley Cup on June 14, 2014, after the LA Kings defeated the New York Rangers.[13] He had two playoff shutouts, including one in Game 3 of the Finals, and a save average of 0.911.[14]

Following the 2013-2014 season, Quick was awarded the William M. Jennings Trophy presented "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 Quick was the sole winner of the trophy. Over the course of the season, Quick had compiled a 27-17-4 record with a 2.07 goals-against average, .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 is Quick's largest save percentage in a shootout win to date.

On October 23, 2014, Quick surpassed Rogie Vachon as the Kings' all-time leader in shutouts by achieving his 33rd career shutout after a 2-0 victory over the Buffalo Sabres.[16]


Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Competitor for the  United States
Olympic Games
Silver2010 VancouverTournament

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.[17]

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,[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. He was raised in Hamden, CT, 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]

2002–03Avon Old FarmsHigh-CT13850 —7803802.92.910
2003–04Avon Old FarmsHigh-CT212010 —13174121.71.933
2004–05Avon Old FarmsHigh-CT272520 —15743291.14.956
2005–06UMass AmherstNCAA174101 —9054502.98.920
2006–07UMass AmherstNCAA3719125 —22248032.16.929
2007–08Reading RoyalsECHL3823113 —225710512.79.905
2007–08Manchester MonarchsAHL191180 —10854232.32.922
2007–08Los Angeles KingsNHL312 —0141903.84.855
2008–09Manchester MonarchsAHL14652 —8273702.68.919
2008–09Los Angeles KingsNHL442118 —2249510342.48.914
2009–10Los Angeles KingsNHL723924 —7425818042.54.907
2010–11Los Angeles KingsNHL613522 —3359113462.24.918
2011–12Los Angeles KingsNHL693521 —134099133101.95.929
2012–13Los Angeles KingsNHL371813 —421348712.45.902
2013–14Los Angeles KingsNHL492717 —4290410062.07.915
NHL totals335176117 —3319622746312.28.915


2003–04Avon Old FarmsHigh-CT330184702.05.909
2004–05Avon Old FarmsHigh-CT330162120.33.987
2005–06UMass AmherstNCAA10159301.90.990
2006–07UMass AmherstNCAA5323291011.82.944
2007–08Manchester MonarchsAHL10159101.02.974
2009–10Los Angeles KingsNHL6243602103.50.884
2010–11Los Angeles KingsNHL6243802013.16.913
2011–12Los Angeles KingsNHL2016412382831.41.946
2012–13Los Angeles KingsNHL189910993431.86.934
2013–14Los Angeles KingsNHL26161016056922.58.911
NHL totals764531468317392.22.923


Olympic totals53203051102.17.923

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Hockey East Second Team2006–07
AHCA East Second-Team All-American2006–07
Silver Medalist Olympics2010
NHL All-star selection2011–12
Best NHL Player ESPY Award2012
Vezina Trophy finalist2011–12
Conn Smythe Trophy winner (NHL playoff MVP)2011–12
Stanley Cup Champion2011–12
William M. Jennings Trophy2013–14

See also[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". 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". 9 April 2013. 

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