2004-05: The University of Massachusetts will have an outstanding addition to their roster this fall when goaltender Jonathan Quick arrives. Quick led the Avon Old Farms Winged Beavers to their second consecutive New England Division I National Championship and was named to the All-New England Division I West First Team. He set new school records in shutouts (9) and goals against average (1.19). One of the most telling stats about Quick’s performance this past season is the fact that he allowed one goal or less in 19 of his 27 outings.
2005-06: Saddled with a young defense in front of him, Quick performed as well as can be expected for UMass. As backup, Quick posted the same .920 save percentage as the senior starter and faced an average of 37 shots per game. Quick will assume the full-time starting goaltender position next fall.
2006-07: Now with a more mature and experienced team in front of him, Quick emerged as one of the best goaltenders in NCAA hockey in his sophomore season. Quick was fifth in NCAA hockey with a .929 save percentage, including a 2.16 goals-against average and a 19-12-1 record. Quick led UMass to their first ever berth in the NCAA hockey tournament, including a first round shutout upset of No. 1 ranked Clarkson and was named team MVP for the season. Quick signed an entry level contract with Los Angeles during the 2007 offseason.
2007-08: Quick began the season as the starter in net for the Reading Royals, the Kings believing it better for his development that he play every night in the ECHL than playing sporadically in the AHL. Quick was in the top half of the league for goaltenders in terms of wins, save percentage and goals-against average. Quick even scored his first career goal while with Reading. He was also solid in three starts for Manchester and gave up two goals in his first start and first win with Los Angeles.
Talent AnalysisQuick is an athletic butterfly style goalie who moves laterally across the crease well and stays square to the shooter. Sometimes plays high on the crease, with a solid glove hand, challenging the opposition and cutting down on the angles. He is also an intense competitor and is best known for never giving up on a play.
Avon Old Farms head coach John Gardner’s insights on Quick, “Jon’s best attributes are his athleticism, competitiveness and confidence.”