*This is the first post in a series of articles we’re working on for goaliecoaches.com, called “Scouting”. Each post will feature a brief bio + videos and any other relevant information about the netminder.
Jonathan Quick: 6’0″ Born in Milford CT, USA
Jonathan Quick is a USA born netminder (1986) who was drafted in the 3rd round of the 2005 NHL draft (#72 overall) by the Los Angeles Kings.
Quick played his college hockey at UMass Amherst before heading into the Kings organization. During his early years with the Kings (2007-2009) he racked up time in the AHL/ECHL with the Manchester Monarchs and the Reading Royals. It wasn’t long, however, before Quick was on his way to becoming one of the NHL’s elite.
In 2009-10, just his 3rd year as a pro, Quick played 72 NHL games recording a GAA of 2.54 and a SVS% of .907. Not too bad for a third year pro with just two years of college under his belt.
In fact, Quick’s lowest SVS% while playing in the NHL? .902. During hte 2016-17 season, he battled an injury and was only able to play in 17 games, not including two in the World Cup.
He plays an aggressive, yet patient butterfly style that stands in it’s own realm of goaltending. Paddle down, left leg up is a save we see time and time again from Quick whether it’s on a breakaway or shutting Patrick Kane down in the back-door.
At 6 feet tall, Quick is actually “undersized” for the NHL. His incredible athleticism and positioning make up for his lack of size, as does his incredible play down low. Jonathan Quick plays extremely well out of the RVH (reverse vertical horizontal) and young netminders can learn a lot from watching his game.
Jonathan Quick Highlights
There are a number of phenemonal Jonathan Quick highlight videos out there, here are a few of (in our opinion) the best.
Jonathan Quick Gear
We’re currently working on a full breakdown of Jonathan Quick’s gear.