Rangers’ Jonathan Quick closing in on multiple records

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With the New York Rangers scheduled for a back-to-back set of games on Saturday and Sunday, it is likely that Jonathan Quick will return to action.

Quick’s next win will tie the great Dominik Hasek for 15th all-time. Add one more victory, and he will hold sole possession of that slot. It will be another record added to the incredible pedigree of his Hall of Fame career.

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Jonathan Quick closing in on milestones

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Quick also has his eye on the all-time wins record among American-born goaltenders. He needs just three wins to tie Ryan Miller, and four to break the record. This, along with his three Stanley Cups, would make him the undisputed best American goaltender in NHL history.

Passing Ryan Miller will also give Quick sole possession of 14th all-time in wins in the NHL. Depending on how long he plays, Quick can even make a run at cracking the top ten. In order to do so, he would need a total of 424 wins, passing Tony Esposito for 10th all-time.

Here is where Quick ranks among spots 10-20 on the all-time wins list:

10- Tony Esposito – 423 Wins
11- Glenn Hall – 407 Wins
12- Grant Fuhr – 403 Wins
13- Chris Osgood – 401 Wins
14- Ryan Miller – 391 Wins
15- Dominik Hasek – 389 Wins
16- Jonathan Quick – 388 Wins*
17- Sergei Bobrovsky – 387 Wins*
18- Mike Vernon – 385 Wins
19 – John Vanbiesbrouck – 374 Wins
20 – Andy Moog – 372 Wins


Quick is among some of the best to ever play the game, and has the potential to climb even further up the list if he plays another season in New York. While contract talks have yet to begin, he has expressed his desire to return next season.

“Obviously, I’m aware of it and kind of getting a little bit closer,” Quick told Mollie Walker of the NY Post when asked about setting the all-time wins record by an American-born goaltender. “I think the best way — and it’s something I’ve always tried to do throughout my career — is just staying in the moment.”

After his career seemed to be coming to a halt, Quick revitalized his game under goaltending coach Benoit Allaire. His season with the Rangers has been quite a resurgence, and he has earned some key wins for the team throughout Igor Shesterkin’s inconsistent season.

Quick currently holds a record of 13-4-2, a save percentage of .917, a goals against average of 2.36, and has two shutouts on the season. For Quick, taking things one day at a time and one game at a time has been the best approach.

“I know the possibility of reaching that record, I have to win the next game in order to be a little bit closer,” Quick mentioned. “It’s always a thing where you’re just focused on where you’re at today, what you have to do today in order to be ready for the next game. That has been my approach for a long time.”

18 years, in fact, that Quick has been playing at the NHL level. He has been in the conversation among the top goalies in the league throughout his career and will ultimately end up in the Hall of Fame. His experience and veteran presence has been a huge addition to the Rangers’ locker room, and his play has been a welcome surprise.

It will be a milestone night for Quick, should he earn the victory in his next start. Tying Dominik Hasek and inching closer to Ryan Miller will be another accomplishment that can be added to the list of many for the 38-year-old netminder, now living out his childhood dream with the New York Rangers.

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