Skip to content

Quick joins elite goalie club with Conn Smythe and Stanley Cup win

Jun 11, 2012, 11:09 PM EDT

Quick Conn Smythe Getty Images

Jonthan Quick has become just the 12th goalie in NHL history to capture both the Stanley Cup and Conn Smythe in the same year.

While Quick had already had a stellar season — one that included a Vezina Trophy nomination and arguably the finest performance ever from a Kings netminder — this playoff run was his crowing achievement, putting him in the conversation for the best postseason goaltending performance of all-time.

Of course, there are others in that conversation, including the 11 previous goalies than hoisted both Lord Stanley’s mug and the Smythe in the same postseason:

Year | Goalie | Team | Age | Stats

1971: Ken Dryden, Montreal, 23 (12-8, 3.00 GAA)
1974: Bernie Parent, Philadelphia, 28 (12-5, 2.02 GAA)
1975: Parent, Philadelphia, 29 (10-5, 1.89 GAA)
1983: Billy Smith, New York Islanders, 32 (13-3 2.68 GAA)
1986: Patrick Roy, Montreal, 20 (15-5, 1.92 GAA. .923 save percentage)
1990: Bill Ranford, Edmonton, 23 (16-6, 2.53 GAA .912 save percentage)
1993: Roy, Montreal, 27 (16-4, 2.13 GAA, .929 save percentage)
1997: Mike Vernon, Detroit, 33 (16-4, 1.76 GAA, .927 save percentage)
2001: Roy, Colorado, 35 (16-7, 1.70, .934 save percentage)
2006: Cam Ward, Carolina 21(15-8, 2.14 GAA .920 save percentage)
2011: Tim Thomas, Boston, 36 (16-9, 1.98 GAA, .940 save percentage)

Quick finished the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs with a 16-4 record, 1.41 GAA and .945 save percentage. He led the postseason in every significant goaltending category — including shutouts (three) — and became just the third American player in league history to win playoff MVP, along with Rangers defenseman Brian Leetch (1994) and Bruins goalie Tim Thomas (2011).

The only blemishes on Quick’s resume were his gaffes against Phoenix (Derek Morris‘ center ice goal) and New Jersey (bad puckhandling on Zach Parise‘s goal). Aside from those, he was remarkably error-free. He played every minute for the Kings, won every game and didn’t once relinquish his goal to backup Jonathan Bernier.

Where Quick’s performance sits on the list of greatest goaltending performances is up for debate.

What’s not is that it belongs in the conversation.

This video is no longer available. Click here to watch more NBC Sports videos!
  1. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jun 11, 2012 at 11:14 PM

    Yeah, I’d say he’s in some pretty good company there.

  2. itsallniceonice - Jun 11, 2012 at 11:20 PM

    Better bring that cup to UMass!!!

  3. acdc363 - Jun 11, 2012 at 11:49 PM

    I live 20 min from his hometown go CT!

  4. fleshybear - Jun 12, 2012 at 12:04 AM

    J.S. Giguere 2003 in a losing effort after taking it 7 and barely losing it in 2007 in a winning effort.

  5. blomfeld - Jun 12, 2012 at 12:17 AM

    YOU’RE THE “BEST IN THE BUSINESS” JONATHAN !

    and we luv ya !!!!! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) … here’s what those Devils can do with their shots eh ?

Sign up for Fantasy hockey

Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. J. Quick (1370)
  2. S. Bennett (1322)
  3. P. Rinne (1167)
  4. N. Niederreiter (1158)
  5. K. Timonen (1139)