KINGS SIGN GOALIE PROSPECT QUICK TO MULTI-YEAR CONTRACT
/ Los Angeles Kings
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have signed goaltender Jon Quick to a multi-year entry-level contract, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.
Quick, 21, led the University of Massachusetts Minutemen to their first-ever NCAA tournament bid while recording team records for wins (19), appearances (37), saves (1,046) and minutes played (2,224) this past season. The 6-1, 200-pound native of Milford, Connecticut, finished his sophomore season at UMass with a 19-12-5 record, three shutouts, a. 2.16 goals-against-average (tied for 11th in the nation) and a .929 save-percentage (fifth in the nation).
Quick stopped 30 or more shots in 17 games this past season and he allowed two or fewer goals to the opposition in 23 of his 37 games. In addition, Quick faced a season high 49 shots (and made 44 saves) at Boston College on December 9, and he was credited with a goal versus Merrimack by virtue of being the last UMass player to touch the puck before it went into the Merrimack net on January 6.
Quick, selected by the Kings in the third-round (72nd overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, finished his career at UMass with a 23-22-6 record in 54 appearances, three shutouts, a 2.39 goals-against-average and a .925 save-percentage.
Prior to his two seasons with the Minutemen, Quick led Avon Old Farms Prep to two straight New England Prep Championships and he was named All-New England after both his junior and senior seasons with the club.
The Kings travel to San Jose tomorrow and play the Sharks on Sunday at 3 p.m. to begin a three-game road trip. The contest will air on NBC, KTLK AM 1150 and along the Kings Radio Network.