Former Reading Royals’ goaltender Jonathan Quick of the New York Rangers is the Bellevue University ECHL Alumnus of the Month for October.
The 37-year-old went 2-0-0 in three appearances in October with one shutout, a 0.41 goals-against average and a save percentage of .982. He stopped all nine shots he faced in a relief effort against Nashville on Oct. 19, made 19 saves in a 4-1 win at Seattle on Oct. 21 and turned aside all 29 shots he faced in a 3-0 victory at Edmonton on Oct. 26.
A native of Milford, Connecticut, Quick appeared in 38 games for Reading in the 2007-08 season going 23-11-3 with one shutout, a 2.79 goals-against average and a save percentage of .905. He became the ninth goaltender in ECHL history to score a goal on Oct. 24, 2007 against Pensacola.
Quick has seen action in 756 career NHL games with the Rangers, Vegas and Los Angeles posting an overall record of 377-277-84 with 59 shutouts, a 2.46 goals-against average and a save percentage of .911. He captured Stanley Cup titles with the Kings in 2012 and 2014 and the Golden Knights in 2023, and received the Conn Smythe Trophy as Most Valuable Player of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 2012.
There have been 742 players who have played in the NHL after playing in the ECHL including two who have made their debut in 2023-24. The ECHL has had 550 players reach the NHL since 2002-03 when it changed its focus to become the primary developmental league for the NHL and the AHL. The ECHL had 97 players reach the NHL in its first 10 seasons and 215 in the first 15 years. There have been 486 ECHL players who have played their first game in the last 19 seasons for an average of more than 25 per year.