Jon Quick Named To 2010 U.S.A. Olympic Hockey Team
Jan. 1, 2010
AMHERST, Mass. - Following the 2010 Winter Classic, former UMass All-American Jon Quick was named to the U.S.A. Olympic Hockey Team for the upcoming Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. Quick is one of three goaltenders chosen for the team which includes Tim Thomas of the Bruins and Ryan Miller of the Buffalo Sabres.
Quick joins Thomas Pock, Justin McCarthy and John Lyons to represent the UMass hockey program in the Winter Olympics. Pock played for Austria in the 2002 Winter Olympics (Salt Lake City), while McCarthy and Lyons played for the United States in the 1924 Chamonix, France Winter Olympics (the first Winter Olympic games).
Quick has logged the most time in goal this season amongst all NHL goalies. So far this season, Quick is 21-13-3 with a 2.62 goals against average and a .904 save percentage. He also ranks sixth this season in saves with 1,007.
At UMass, Quick led the Minutemen to their first-ever NCAA tournament appearance in 2006-07 while posting team single-season records with 19 wins, 37 appearances, 1,046 saves and 2,224 minutes played. He finished his sophomore season 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). That season, he became UMass' fifth All-American selection earning second-team honors. He still holds program career records for save percent (.926), goals against average (2.40), and saves per game (28.96).
Below is the complete release from U.S.A. Hockey announcing the team:
BOSTON - Three players with past Olympic experience -- Chris Drury (Trumbull, Conn./New York Rangers/2002, 2006), Brian Rafalski (Dearborn, Mich./Detroit Red Wings/2002, 2006) and Jamie Langenbrunner (Cloquet, Minn./New Jersey Devils/1998) -- highlight the 23-man roster announced today by USA Hockey that will represent the United States at the XXI Olympic Winter Games Feb. 16-28 in Vancouver, B.C.
"Our management group has worked hard to put together a group of players that will give us the best chance to win the gold medal in Vancouver and we feel like we've done that," said Brian Burke, general manager of Team USA. "We had some difficult decisions to make, but that's a credit to USA Hockey and depth of the player pool in our country."
"The Olympic hockey tournament in Vancouver will be like no other," said Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey. "We appreciate the hard work that has gone into putting this team together and know we have a terrific group of players to represent our country."
Also included on the roster are forwards Patrick Kane (Buffalo, N.Y./Chicago Blackhawks/17-28--45), Zach Parise (Prior Lake, Minn./New Jersey Devils/17-25-42), and Paul Stastny (St. Louis, Mo./Colorado Avalanche/9-30--39), currently the top three American point-getters in the National Hockey League.
In addition, five players that played for Team USA at the 2009 International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship -- forwards David Backes (Blaine, Minn./St. Louis Blues), Dustin Brown (Ithaca, N.Y./Los Angeles Kings) and Joe Pavelski (Plover, Wis./San Jose Sharks); and defensemen Jack Johnson (Ann Arbor, Mich./Los Angeles Kings) and Ryan Suter (Madison, Wis./Nashville Predators) -- will also skate for the 2010 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team.
Team USA's roster boasts three of the NHL's leading goaltenders, including Tim Thomas (Flint, Mich./Boston Bruins), Ryan Miller (East Lansing, Mich./Buffalo Sabres) and Jonathan Quick (Hamden, Conn./Los Angeles Kings). Thomas is the reigning Vezina Trophy winner, while Miller is among the top five in the NHL in wins (T5th/21), goals against average (3rd/2.05) and save percentage (.933/2nd) in 2009-10. Quick has played the most minutes (2224:03) of any goaltender in the NHL this season and is tied for fifth in the league in wins (21).
The selection of the U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team is subject to the approval of the United States Olympic Committee's Game Preparation Division.
NOTES: Team USA's roster, with an average age of 26.5, includes 13 forwards, seven defensemen and three goaltenders. Brian Rafalski is the oldest player on Team USA at age 36, while Patrick Kane, at 21, is the youngest ... Team USA's management group that was charged with selecting the team included Brian Burke (Toronto Maple Leafs), general manager, and David Poile (Nashville Predators), associate general manager, as well as Jim Johannson (USA Hockey), Paul Holmgren (Philadelphia Flyers), Dean Lombardi (L.A. Kings), Ray Shero (Pittsburgh Penguins) and Don Waddell (Atlanta Thrashers) ... All 23 Team USA members, representing 16 NHL teams, participated in USA Hockey's Olympic Orientation Camp held in August ... Twenty-two players have worn the U.S. sweater in international competition, with Jonathan Quick the lone exception. Cumulatively, U.S. players have competed in 557 international games and captured 22 medals ... Zach Parise is tied for the NHL lead in plus/minus rating at +21 ... Eighteen players have U.S. college hockey experience, with the University of Minnesota and University of Wisconsin leading the way with three players each ... A total of seven players have played for USA Hockey's National Team Development Program (E. Johnson, J. Johnson, Kane, Kesler, Kessel, Komisarek, Suter) ... Ryan Suter's father Bob played on the 1980 Miracle on Ice Team, while his uncle Gary played on the 2002 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team ... Ron Wilson, head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, is the head coach of the 2010 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team, with Scott Gordon, head coach of the New York Islanders, and John Tortorella, head coach of the New York Rangers, serving as assistant coaches ... The 2010 U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team will practice at Fenway Park on Monday (Jan. 4) at 10:15 a.m. ET. Media wishing to cover the practice should contact Christy Jeffries at firstname.lastname@example.org ... USA Hockey's international council, chaired by Tony Rossi, vice president of USA Hockey, has oversight responsibilities for all U.S. National Teams.
2010 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team
Note: Roster subject to approval of U.S. Olympic Committee's Game Preparation Division
Team USA 2010 Olympic Winter Games Schedule
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