UMass Hockey's Quick Named To U.S. Olympic Team Roster
Jan. 1, 2014
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Former UMass hockey goaltender Jonathan Quick has been named to the U.S. Olympic Team for the second time in his career, it was announced on Wednesday at the NHL's Winter Classic. Quick, who was a part of the Team USA squad that won Silver in Vancouver, Canada in 2010, will compete with the U.S. Olympic Team at the 2014 Winter Games, Feb. 7-23, in Sochi, Russia.
Quick is one of three goaltenders on the U.S. roster, joined by Ryan Miller of the Buffalo Sabres and Jimmy Howard of the Detroit Red Wings. A native of Milford, Conn., and current member of the Los Angeles Kings, Quick did not see action in 2010, but became the fourth individual to represent the UMass hockey program in the Winter Olympics. Thomas Pöck played for Austria in the 2002 Winter Olympics (Salt Lake City), while Justin McCarthy and John Lyons played for the United States in the 1924 Chamonix, France Winter Olympics (the first Winter Olympic games).
The first Minuteman to win the Stanley Cup, Quick is currently in his seventh season of pro hockey as a member of the Los Angeles Kings' organization. In addition to the 2012 Stanley Cup title, he took home the Conn Smythe Trophy, was tabbed an NHL All-Star and won an ESPY for NHL Player of the Year in 2012, as well. Over 302 NHL regular season games, Quick holds a career .914 save percentage and a 2.32 goals-against average with a record of 159-105.
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 campaign 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, earning second-team honors. He still holds program career records for save percentage (.926), goals-against average (2.40) and saves per-game (28.96).
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