The Vegas Golden Knights have reportedly acquired goaltender Jonathan Quick on the NHL Trade Market. Quick is a 37-year-old veteran NHL goaltender who has won two Stanley Cups with the Los Angeles Kings in 2012 and 2014. In 2012, Quick won the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP.
The LA Kings traded Quick and two draft picks to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday for Joonas Korpisalo and Vladislav Gavrikov. Quick was reportedly very upset with the move after spending 16 seasons in the Kings organization. Now, he is back in the Pacific Division.
The return from the Golden Knights is Michael Hutchinson and a 2025 seventh-round pick. The Blue Jackets will retain half of Quick's salary, which will put him at $2.9 million AAV against the cap.
Quick has regressed from his All-Star form these past couple of seasons and owns a .876 save percentage and 3.50 GAA this year. The Golden Knights currently have captain Mark Stone, who makes $9.5 AAV on LTIR.
The Golden Knights make this move with both Logan Thompson and Laurent Brossoit out with lower-body injuries. Adin Hill and Michael Hutchinson have been the tandem these last two games. Starting goaltender Robin Lehner is out for the season.
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