Thursday, February 11, 2010

Getting To Know Your 2010 U.S. Men's Olympic Hockey Team: Jonathan Quick

We made it, kids. It's the final installment of this get-to-know series, and we can now move to next Tuesday's first American Winter Olympic hockey contest with a bit more confidence in just who's representing the ol' red, white, and blue. We're proud of all of you for sticking through this cram session, but mostly, we're proud of the porn-site commenter that dropped by yesterday. You stay classy, Asian robot. Some quick tidbits on our third and final goaltender after the jump.

Jonathan Quick turned 24 last month. In 2005, he was taken in the third round of the NHL Draft by the Los Angeles Kings. His home town is Milford, Connecticut, and he played his college stick at the University of Massachusetts, where his squad found themselves in the college national championship.

In three seasons at the pro level, Quick has seen action in 101 games, posting a 56-37 record, with a career goals-against average of 2.56, and a save percentage of .908. Just last season, quick led the league in wins with 34, and goals against with an impressive 134 through 54 contests. He has five career shutouts, and I imagine he will, regardless of recent successes, see only limited action in the upcoming Winter Games in Vancouver.