Kings Goaltender Jonathan Quick Earns NHL All-Star Selection

January 12, 2012

Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick has been selected to play in the upcoming NHL All-Star Game in Ottawa on Sunday, January 29th.

Quick, 26, will be making his first NHL All-Star Game appearance.  He is the fourth different Kings goaltender to make the All-Star team and the first since Mario Lessard in 1981. The other previous Kings goaltenders include Terry Sawchuk and Rogie Vachon. 

This season, the 6-1, 214-pound Quick is 18-11-6 with a 1.93 goals-against average, a .934 save percentage, and six shutouts.

Among NHL goaltenders, he is ranks fourth in GAA (1.93), fifth in save percentage (.934), and first in shutouts (6).  In addition, he is tied for seventh in wins (18), sixth in appearances (35), and seventh in saves (942).

But what makes Quick's performance this season even more impressive is the fact that he has worked with such a small margin for error every time he has stepped onto the ice.

In other words, because of the Kings' inability to score goals, Quick has had the added pressure of knowing that just a mistake or two on his part might cost his team a game. In his 35 starts, the Kings attack has averaged a paltry 2.20 goals per game.

Despite those circumstances, Quick has excelled, winning NHL Star of the Week honors three times this season.

In 215 career NHL regular season games Quick is 114-77-18 with a 2.35 GAA, .915 save percentage, and 20 shutouts.

Among the Kings all-time franchise leaders, Quick ranks third in wins (114), first in save percentage (.915), second in shutouts (20), fourth in appearances (215), and second in saves (5,336).

By Staff of The Daily Sports Herald

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