Jonathan Quick was born January 21, 1986 in Milford, Connecticut. The third round, 72nd overall selection of the Los Angeles Kings in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Quick is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts.
A true butterfly style netminder, Quick led the University of Massachusetts Minutemen to their first-ever NCAA tournament bid while posting team records for wins (19), and appearances (37) in his sophomore campaign. The following season, Quick joined the pro ranks of hockey with the AHL's Manchester Monarchs after he went 7-5-1 with the ECHL's Reading Royals. The Milford, Connecticut native went on to post a 11-8-0 record in Manchester and earned a victory in his NHL debut on December 6, 2007.
In 2010, Quick was part of the US Olympic team that brought home the silver medal in a thrilling overtime final at the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.
The 2011-12 season would be a banner season for Quick. He led the NHL in shutouts with 10, which was also a Kings franchise record and posted a miniscule 1.95 goals-against-average to go along with a .929 save percentage. His efforts were rewarded with a Vezina Trophy nomination, but it was in the NHL Playoffs where Quick truly shone brightest. His Quick 1.41 goals-against-average and .946 save percentage were both best in the NHL and helped propel the Los Angeles Kings to the first Stanley Cup championship in franchise history. For his stellar play, Quick received the Conn Smythe Trophy, awarded to the player voted to be most valuable to his team throughout the playoffs.
In 2014 Quick would add to his already impressive trophy case. In 49 regular season games he allowed only 100 goals against, posted a miniscule 2.07 goals against average and a save percentage of .915. For his efforts, he earned the William N. Jennings Trophy for allowing the fewest goals in the regular season.
Quick would continue his stellar play into the Stanley Cup Playoffs where he would backstop the Kings to their second Stanley Cup title in three years. The Kings would survive three game sevens en route to capturing hockey's ultimate prize.