Jonathan Quick will be around a while. The Kings have announced that Quick has agreed to a 10-year contract extension, which will start with the 2013-14 season. Quick, under collective-bargaining rules, cannot officially sign the contract until Sunday.
In a statement released by the Kings, general manager Dean Lombardi said, ”We are very happy to have a long-term agreement in place with one of our top young players. At this point we prefer to comment more on or around July 1.”
[UPDATE:] Financial details have not been confirmed, although the Canadian network RDS has reported that it is for $58 million, which would mean a salary-cap hit of $5.8 million. That’s in line with Bob McKenzie’s report of a deal between $55-60 million. The contract will be front-loaded, in terms of cash, because Quick will be 37 years old when the contract extension expires.
Quick finished second in Vezina Trophy voting this season, and in the regular season he ranked first in shutouts (10), second in goals-against average (1.95), tied for fifth in wins (35), tied for fifth in save percentage (.929) and fourth in games played (69).
In 20 playoff games, Quick led all goalies with a 1.41 goals-against average and a .946 save percentage, and had three shutouts.