Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 1/12/12

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Goaltender Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings squirts water on his face during a break in NHL game action against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Staples Center on November 18, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The Flyers defeated the Kings 3-2. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, Calif. Jonathan Quick was selected eighth amongst the 23 goaltenders chosen overall at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, behind names such as Carey Price, Tuukka Rask and Ondrej Pavelec and in front of 15 players who have thus far combined for 18 NHL games. None of those players and perhaps only two or three players of any draft year, really have meant as much to their team as Quick has meant to the Los Angeles Kings this season. The fourth-year goaltender, who turns 26 later this month, was selected to his first All-Star Game Thursday and by virtue of his NHL-leading six shutouts as well as five straight starts and 14 overall in which he failed to yield more than one goal is in the midst of posting the best season by a goaltender in Kings franchise history and results that would suggest serious consideration for the Vezina Trophy. Until Quick, the team's spotty goaltending history had previously peaked during Rogie Vachon's excellence in the 1970's, Mario Lessard's 35-...
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