Inside the Numbers: Jonathan Quick’s historic NHL career with Rangers, Kings, Golden Knights

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Jonathan Quick became the all-time winningest United States-born goalie in NHL history Saturday, when he backstopped the New York Rangers to an 8-5 win against the Arizona Coyotes at Mullett Arena.

The future Hall of Famer and three-time Stanley Cup champion achieved the feat in 778 games, after debuting with the Los Angeles Kings on Dec. 6, 2007, and also playing for the Vegas Golden Knights and Rangers.

As a Milford, Connecticut native, Quick grew up a Rangers fan and came home to the Blueshirts as a free agent last July. Although many wondered if the 38-year-old had anything left to give, he’s impressed everyone with a 17-5-2 record in 25 starts, posting some of his best numbers since the 2021-22 season.

Considering the significance of his latest achievement, which includes three Stanley Cup titles, a Conn Smythe Trophy and two William M. Jennings awards, securing this record may be one of his grandest accomplishments. Here are some fascinating statistics behind those 392 victories.

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Inside the numbers: Jonathan Quick’s NHL career with Kings, Golden Knights, Rangers

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.800: On Feb. 17, 2023, against the Anaheim Ducks, Quick made eight saves in a relief appearance, surrendering two goals. He finished the evening with a .800 save percentage, the lowest total for a victory in his career.

778: In 17 NHL seasons, Quick has played 778 games, which ranks second among active goalies behind Marc-Andre Fleury (1,021). Among American-born goalies, Quick’s totals rank third behind John Vanbiesbrouck (882) and Miller (796).

392: On March 30, Quick became the winningest United States-born goalie in NHL history, surpassing Miller with his 392nd victory. Miller had held the record since he passed Vanbiesboruck on Feb. 17, 2019 with his 375th win at the time.

370: Quick is the Kings all-time leader in wins with 370. Rogie Vachon is second with 171.

128: Out of his 392 wins, Quick has allowed just one goal against in 128 of those contests, which accounts for 32 percent of his victories.

124: As a member of the Kings for 16 seasons, Quick played in the Pacific Division for most of his career, racking up 124 wins against division rivals.

85: According to career splits on Hockey-Reference.com, Quick steps up his performance in important games. His best record comes in March when he is 85-58-12. The next closest month in terms of wins is December, when he is 64-42-12.

60: Quick has 60 career shutouts, most by a goalie from the United States. Among active goalies, he trails Fleury, who has 75. Interestingly, he’s recorded his most shutouts (six) against the Coyotes, the team he beat for his 392nd victory, a wild 8-5 final.

51: On Dec. 13, 2010, during a Kings game against the Detroit Red Wings, Quick turned away 51 shots en route to a 5-0 win, the only time he finished a game with over 50 saves.

40: In 2015-16, Quick played in 68 games, collecting his first 40-win campaign, the only time he reached the milestone in his career. He is one of six American goalies to win 40 games, behind Connor Hellebuyck (44), Tom Barrasso (43), Mike Richter (42), Miller (41 and 40), and Ben Bishop (40).

32: Playing for the Rangers on Dec. 10, 2023, Quick defeated the Kings 4-1 to earn a victory against all 32 NHL teams.

29: As a long-time member of the Kings, Quick faced off against the Ducks 53 times, winning 29 games, the most victories against any opponent. Overall, he’s earned at least 20 wins against six teams, including the Ducks, Coyotes (25), Edmonton Oilers (25), Colorado Avalanche (21), Vancouver Canucks (20) and San Jose Sharks (20).

20:23: On Mar. 5, 2009, Quick came in for a relief appearance against the Dallas Stars. After Erik Ersberg gave up four goals on 19 shots, Quick played 20:23, making four saves and the Kings rallied to win in overtime, the shortest playing time he’s ever had to earn a victory.

14: According to StatMuse.com, Quick has made 40 or more saves in only 21 games. During these contests, he’s produced a 14-2-5 record.

10: During the 2011-12 season, had 10 shutout victories, his most in one season. He blanked the St. Louis Blues (2x), Coyotes (2x), Dallas Stars, Sharks, Chicago Blackhawks (2x), Calgary Flames, and Oilers that season.

9: At 23 years old in 2009-10, Quick won a personal best nine consecutive games, with a streak that started on Jan. 21, 2010, and ended on Feb. 6, 2010. During the stretch, he was 9-0-0 with a .915 save percentage and a 2.33 goals-against average. He defeated the Buffalo Sabres, Red Wings (2x), Toronto Maple Leafs, Columbus Blue Jackets, Boston Bruins, New Jersey Devils, Rangers, and Ducks.

7: Quick was born in Milford, Connecticut, and grew up a Rangers fan. He picked up seven wins in 14 appearances against the Blueshirts, earning a 7-6-1 record against his current club. That does not include a 4-1 record when leading the Kings past the Rangers in the 2014 Stanley Cup Final.

5: After surrendering 1,862 goals in his career, Quick has never won a game if he’s more than five goals. The only four times he’s earned a victory when giving up five goals came on Dec. 20, 2008 (Colorado), Feb. 18, 2023 (Arizona), Dec. 3, 2023 (San Jose), and Mar. 30, 2024 (Arizona).

5: Quick was born on Jan. 21, 1986. Since his birthday falls in the middle of the hockey season, he’s played on this day nine times, compiling a 5-4-0 record. His five wins came against the Avalanche (2009), Sabres (2010), Rangers (2018), Blues (2019), and Avalanche (2021).

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