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Jonathan Douglas Quick  was in born January 21, 1986 is an American professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League. Quick was selected in the third round, 72nd overall, by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

Professional

After losing in his first professional start, with the  Reading Royals, Quick made a statistically unlikely goal during a shutout in his second start, scoring an empty-net goal against the Pensacola Ice Pilots on October 27, 2007.Quick played his first NHL game on December 6, 2007, against the Buffalo Sabres in an 8–2 win. He earned his first career NHL shutout on December 23, 2008, defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets in Columbus.He earned his first career NHL Stanley Cup playoff shutout on April 17, 2011, against the San Jose Sharks, stopping all 34 shots for a 4–0 shutout win. Quick was also named a 2011–12 NHL Second Team All-Star.

On June 28, 2012, the Los Angeles Kings and Quick agreed, in principle, on a ten-year contract extension. This will keep him under contract until the 2023 season. Quick won his second career Stanley Cup on June 14, 2014, after the Kings defeated the New York Rangers.In the 2014-15 season Quick would go on to play 72 games, starting 71 of them.During the 2016-17 NHL season, Quick suffered a lower-body injury in the season’s first game on October 12, 2016 against the San Jose Sharks. He chose to not undergo surgery for the injury.  Quick was out for four and a half months and returned with the team on February 25, 2017 in win over the Anaheim Ducks 4-1.

Personal life
Quick is married to Jaclyn nee Backman, and they have a daughter, Madison Mychal Quick, born on March 12, 2010, and a son, born on April 10, 2013, named Carter.Quick was raised in Hamden, Connecticut.Ray and Mike’s Deli, a popular local deli in Hamden, named the “Quickwich” sandwich in Quick’s honor after his 2012 Stanley Cup victory.

 

International play

On January 1, 2010, Quick was named to Team USA for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.  He received a silver medal after the U.S. lost to Canada 3–2 in the gold medal game.After his selection to Team USA for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Head Coach Dan Bylsma named Quick the team’s starting goaltender over teammates Ryan Miller and Jimmy Howard.

 

Amateur

Quick played travel youth hockey with the Mid Fairfield youth hockey association. He carried his team to win a national championship. Quick played collegiate hockey for the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He also appeared in one playoff game as a freshman.

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