UMass' Quick Named A Vezina Finalist
April 25, 2012
AMHERST, Mass. - Former UMass netminder Jonathan Quick has been named one of three finalists for the 2012 Vezina Trophy, the National Hockey League announced on Wednesday. The award, presented annually to the League's top goaltender, will be announced at the 2012 NHL Awards Show at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas on June 20.
Quick, who recently helped the Los Angeles Kings knock off top-seeded Vancouver in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, is the first Kings goalie to be selected as a finalist for the Vezina Trophy under the current guidelines (since 1981-82). He started a personal-best 69 games during the 2011-12 season and posted 35 of the Kings' 40 wins. Quick logged an NHL-leading 10 shutouts and ranked second in the League with a 1.95 goals-against average and fifth with a .929 save percentage. All three marks were franchise single season records, as well.
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 percentage (.926), goals against average (2.40), and saves per game (28.96).
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