Former Royal Quick receives Conn Smythe Trophy
Former Reading Royals goaltender Jonathan Quick was named the recipient of the Conn Smythe Trophy as Most Valuable Player of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. It is the second consecutive season that a former ECHL player has won the award after Tim Thomas was named last year’s winner.
Quick appeared in all 20 games for the Kings during the postseason, posting a 16-4 record with three shutouts, a 1.41 goals-against average and a save percentage of .946.
Quick appeared in 38 games with the Royals in 2007-08 posting a 23-11-3 record with one shutout, a 2.79 goals-against average and a save percentage of .905. He earned his first pro win in his second start with the Royals, turning aside all 32 shots he faced in a 3-0 win at Pensacola on Oct. 24, 2007. He also was credited with a goal at 19:25 of the third period when the puck rolled the length of the ice and into the Pensacola net which was empty because goaltender Mike Brodeur had been pulled for an extra attacker. Quick was the last player to touch the puck, so he was credited with the unassisted goal. He is one of just 10 goaltenders in the ECHL’s 24-year history to score a goal.
The 26-year-old, who is a finalist for the Vezina Trophy awarded to the NHL’s top goaltender, has appeared in 249 career regular-season games with the Kings going 131-87-25 with 24 shutouts, a 2.30 goals-against average and a save percentage of .916.