Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Quick named to NHL's second All-Star team
By Arash Markazi
Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick finished second in the Vezina Trophy voting to New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist on Wednesday night but did earn second team All-NHL honors at the 2012 NHL Awards in Las Vegas.
Quick, winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP after leading the Kings to their first Stanley Cup, was named to the NHL’s Second All-Star Team for the first time in his career.
Voting for the first and second All-Star teams was conducted among representatives of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association at the end of the regular season. Quick is the first Kings player to earn first or second All-Star team honors since Drew Doughty was voted on to the NHL’s Second All-Star Team at the 2010 NHL Awards.
The 30 NHL general managers voted on the Vezina Trophy, awarded annually to the NHL’s top regular season goaltender, at the end of the regular season.
Quick is the first goaltender in Kings history to be picked as a finalist for the Vezina Trophy.