The Los Angeles Kings have signed goaltender Jon Quick to a multi-year entry-level contract, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced.
Quick, 21, led the 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, Conn., 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.
“I have enjoyed my two years at UMass and leave having made many lifelong friends,” said Quick. “This season in particular has been a special one for my teammates, coaches and the organization. I wish the team the very best as I pursue this lifelong dream.”
Quick will give up the final two years of his collegiate eligibility with the signing.