All it takes is a couple of great seasons and a shiny silver cup to make a deal of a lifetime! Jonathan Quick will be the first King (yes not even Wayne signed for 10 years) to be signed to a 10 year $58 Million deal. The new deal will kick in after next season, which they get him for a $1.7 Million bargain! This deal ties Quick to the Kings through the 2022-23 season.
Quick, is only the 3rd American born player to win the Conn Smythe Trophy, and at the age of 26 he lead the Kings to their first Stanley Cup in 45 years, not to mention represented them in the All-Star game and was the Vezina Trophy runner-up. How’s your burger Jonathan Quick?
July 1 is the first day contracts can be signed under terms of the collective bargaining agreement.
Here is what Quick had to say in the LA Times:
“It’s a younger group,” he said. “You want to keep everyone here, keep as much of this team intact as you can. Obviously, we know it’s part of the game where some guys get moved and it’s unfortunate. But we want to keep as much of the team intact.
“We really love the group. The chemistry we have in the room is awesome.”
For a complete list of Jonathan Quicks accomplishments check out this article on NHL.com
In other Kings News:
Kings back-up goaltender Jonathan Bernier has asked to be traded. Speaking as a goaltender myself I know what it is like to be stuck behind someone that is an unbelievable goalie, but you yourself are also very talented. Now that Quick is going to be signed for 10 years it would be smart for Bernier to move on now. He is a very capable tender that can and most likely will be the starter somewhere soon!
Also the Stanley Cup Game 6 puck has been found and is making it’s return to LA! Way to go Patrik Elias!