Jonathan Quick was able to continue his hot start as a Vegas Golden Knight on Tuesday, as he helped take down the Philadelphia Flyers by a 5-3 final, thus improving his record with his new club to 4-0-0. While his start has certainly been impressive, however, it pales in comparison to a personal record he set for himself with the win.
That win, which was the 374th of his illustrious career, moves Quick into a tie with former netminder John Vanbiesbrouck for second in all-time wins amongst American born goalies. It just goes to show how incredible of a career the 37-year-old has had to this point.
With Vanbiesbrouck soon to be surpassed, Quick will now look to dethrone Ryan Miller for number one all-time. Miller, who retired after the 2020-21 season, is now just 17 wins ahead of Quick at 391. While he won’t get there this season, Quick could very well surpass that total in 2023-24 should he choose to continue on with his career.
Not only did the win move Quick into a tie for second in wins amongst American born goalies, but it also moved him into 17th place all-time. He now sits just 11 wins shy of Mike Vernon’s 385 for 16th on the list, and Dominik Hasek isn’t much further ahead at 389. Suffice to say, the newest member of the Golden Knights has had himself quite the career.
While all Quick is worried about is team success, there is little doubt on whether or not he has built himself a Hall of Fame career. Though he has never been able to win a Vezina Trophy, his two Stanley Cup Championships in 2012 and 2014, along with his Conn Smythe Trophy during that 2012 run, pretty well seal the deal. Even better, especially for Golden Knights fans, is that he has appeared to turn back the clock and will be looking to capture his third Cup in the coming months.
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