Former Minuteman Quick On Team USA Orientation Camp Roster
July 23, 2013
AMHERST, Mass. - Former UMass hockey and current Los Angeles Kings' netminder Jonathan Quick has been invited to the U.S. Men's National Team Orientation Camp, which will be held Aug. 26-27, at Kettler Capitals IcePlex in Arlington, Va., USA Hockey announced on Monday. The release comes on the heels of the NHL's announcement last Friday that an agreement had been reached to send players to the 2014 Olympics.
Quick is one of six goaltenders that have been invited to the camp, which is designed to assist in preparation for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, set for Feb. 7-23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. In 2010, Quick was a part of the U.S. Olympic team that won Silver in Vancouver, Canada. He did not see action in those Olympic Games, 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 has played in the NHL for the past six seasons. 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 286 NHL regular season games, Quick holds a career .915 save percentage and a 2.32 goals-against average with a record of 149-100.
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).