The Los Angeles Kings
solidified their goaltending and defense Friday, signing goalie Jonathan Quick
and defenseman Davis Drewiske
to three-year contract extensions.
Quick, 23, has started nine of Los Angeles' first 10 games this season and is entering his third NHL season. Quick is tied for second in the NHL with 6 victories and is third in minutes played at 538:53 and is seventh in saves with 225. He has a 3.01 goals-against average and .893 save percentage.
Drewiske, 24, is in his second NHL season and has played in all 10 Kings' games to date, scoring 1 goal and 2 assists and a team leading plus-6.
Drewiske made his NHL debut with the Kings last season and appeared in 17 games, picking up 3 assists and 18 penalty minutes. He also played in 61 games with the AHL's Manchester Monarchs last season, scoring 1 goal and 13 assists.
Last season, Quick ranked third among NHL rookie goaltenders with 21 wins, a 2.48 goals-against average, a .914 save percentage, four shutouts, 44 appearances and 1,097 saves. His 21 wins were the third most ever recorded by a Kings’ rookie goaltender (Mario Lessard
had 23 in 1978-79 and Bob Janecyk had 22 in 1984-85). Quick also went 4-1 in shootouts (he stopped 10 of 14 shots, 71 percent) and 3-0 in shootouts on the road last season. He started 41 of the final 50 Kings’ games in 2008-09 after being recalled from Manchester on Dec 16, 2008.
Quick was originally selected by the Kings in the third-round (72nd overall) in the 2005 Entry Draft. Drewiske signed with the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 1, 2008.