Posted by: Adventures in Pucking | August 17, 2011

Man of the Day 8/17: Jonathan Quick

Jonathan Douglas Quick

Born January 21, 1986 (age 25) in Milford, Connecticut, USA

Goaltender for the Los Angeles Kings

I think it’s time for a Quickie, yeah? (That’s his nickname.) Jonathan went from Hamden High School to Avon Old Farms, a boys-only prep school known for its hockey program, and not only led them to two prep championships but established a record nine shutouts his senior year. From there he went to the University of Massachusetts, where he led the Minutemen to their first NCAA tournament appearance his sophomore year and still holds quite a few records.

Nice catch.

After he was picked 72nd in the 2005 NHL Draft and spent his two years at UMass, he floated between the Kings’ teams in the ECHL (Reading Royals) and AHL (Manchester Monarchs). He made his NHL debut on December 6, 2007 and racked up a win that very night against the Buffalo Sabres. By 2008 he was filling in for an injured Erik Ersburg and had not only garnered his first shutout against the Blue Jackets, but he earned first star of the week on February 9, 2009 for an amazing 95 saves out of 100 on a three-game road trip. Did I mention that he won silver in Vancouver as a member of the 2010 Olympic hockey team? And this year, he got his first playoff shutout against the Sharks.

And yep, he’s married to Matt Moulson’s sister in law Jaclyn and has a daughter Madison. It’s a small (hockey) world, after all.

No words. Just, none.

– Krista


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