LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Goaltender Jonathan Quick, a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Los Angeles Kings, has been acquired by the Golden Knights, the team said Thursday.
The Knights sent minor-league netminder Michael Hutchinson and a seventh-round pick in the 2025 draft to Columbus for Quick. Columbus will retain 50% of Quick’s contract.
Quick said Friday after the team’s practice at City National Arena that being traded twice in a two-day span had been emotional for him and his family. Especially after a 16-year run with the Kings.
As for the Knights? “Whatever they need out of me,” Quick said Friday when asked about what role he might play in the team’s goaltending rotation. “Hopefully, I can provide some wins and help get them into the playoffs.”
The goaltender, who helped Los Angeles to Cup championships in 2012 and 2014, was sent to Columbus by Los Angeles on Wednesday in a rather surprising move.
Columbus got Quick and a conditional first-round pick in 2023 and a third-round pick in 2024 for defenseman Vladislav Gavrikov and goaltender Joonas Korpisalo.
Knights general manager Kelly McCrimmon admitted that Quick has not had a terribly successful season, however, the deal was made because of injuries to rookie Logan Thompson, the starter, Laurent Brossoit and Adin Hill.
Thompson and Brossoit are on injured reserve, and Hill, who played Wednesday against, Carolina in a 3-2 victory, had missed the previous two games with an minor injury (undisclosed).
“He’s had a tough year,” McCrimmon said of Quick (3.50 goals against average, .876 save percentage) on the team’s hour-long trade deadline show Friday that was streamed on several social media platforms. “One of the things that’s always impressed me with Jonathan Quick is his ability to bb and respond … He was excellent all last season, so I think there’s a good goalie there.”