Jonathan Quick ’05
The 2012 Stanley Cup winning goalie is a Winged Beaver. He lived in Jennings dormitory, ate his meals in the Refectory, and can tell you who Diogenes was. Jon Quick ’05 is just like any other alumnus, except for one thing... his name is etched into Lord Stanley's Cup.
Quick has become one of the best goalies in the NHL in a relatively short period of time. The Kings selected Jon in the 3rd round of the 2005 NHL draft after he had led Avon to two straight New England championships. Before turning pro, however, Quick played two years at UMass-Amherst, setting school single-season records in wins, appearances, saves, and minutes in 2006-07. A win against Buffalo in his NHL debut on December 6, 2007 set the tone for great things to come. He was a member of Team USA that competed in the 2010 winter Olympics, and now Jon is on top of the hockey world, having led the LA Kings to their first Stanley Cup in franchise history. Los Angeles sent the New Jersey Devils packing with a 6-1 win on Monday, June 11 to end the series in six games and leave Hollywood in hysteria.
After kissing the Stanley Cup, Quick collected more hardware when he became only the third American-born recipient of the Conn Smythe trophy. Amazingly, he is now the second Avon graduate to capture the NHL playoff's highest honor as the Most Valuable Player-- the other being Brian Leetch ’86.
Jon and his wife, Jaclyn, enjoyed their wedding ceremony in the chapel at Avon Old Farms. Jon, Jaclyn, and their 2-year-old daughter, Madison, made an appearance on the Farm at John Gardner's Hockey Camp last August.