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Los Angeles Kings Jonathan Quick: How He Got to the Stanley Cup

August 20th, 2014 at 6:56 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

Here is the journey that led 28-year old Jonathan Quick to his second career Stanley Cup.

Quick is a native of Milford, CT, United States.

He started off his amateur career with the AVON OLD FARMS-HIGH-CTIN from 2002-2005.

In 2005 he was the third round 72nd overall draft pick for the Los Angeles Kings, but he did not play for them for a while.

He spent 2005- 2007 with the U. OF MASSACHUSETTS-H-EAST. In 2006-07 he was a part of the All-Hockey East Second Team and AHCA East Second-Team All-American.

In 2007 he played three games for the Kings. He spent the 2007-08 season with the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL and the Reading Royals-ECHL.

Finally in the 2008-09 season he joined the Kings, He also played 14 games for the Monarchs. Since 2009 he has been the starting goaltender for the Kings and has not disappointed.

In 2010 he was a silver medalist for Team USA in the Olympics. In 2012 he became a shining star for his team and the NHL. Besides being part of the NHL-All Star Team, and winning an ESPY for the Best NHL player, he helped his team reach the franchise’s first ever Stanley Cup with his phenomenal goaltending and earned the Conn Smythe Trophy. In addition he was a Vezna Trophy Finalist.

In the 2013-14season he started it off with a groin injury and a part of on lookers thought the Kings wouldn’t make it far without him. But they shined through with great goaltending from Ben Scrivens and Martin Jones and Quick was able to return fully recovered and help his team to their second Stanley Cup. He may not have gotten the Conn Smythe but he did earn the William M. Jennings Trophy, one he proudly thanked his team for.

In 335 regular season games he 176 wins and a 117 loses, 746 goals allowed, 8,755 saves, .915 save percentage and 2.28 goals against average.

In 76 playoff contests he has 45 wins and 31 loses, 173 goals allowed, 2,240 saves, .923 save percentage and 2.22 goals against average.

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