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  • Writer's pictureDominic Konareski

Realistic Expectations For Jonathan Quick In 2023/24

Jonathan Quick is in his twilight years of his hockey career. The 37-year-old goalie signed a one-year contract with the New York Rangers to be their No. 2 net guard.

Quick’s reaction times have gotten slower over the past several years, a once .929 save percentage goalie, now has sported a combined percentage of .897 since 2018. In that same amount of time, New York Rangers' backup goalies have been able to post a .912sv% with a 2.71 GAA.

After a 11-13-4 record and a below average .876sv% with Los Angeles, Quick was traded midseason from the Kings to the Golden Knights. Quick would post a 9-5-2 record with Las Vegas with a .901sv%, eventually winning what would be his third Stanley Cup.

The multi-time champion will take his talents to the Big Apple, but there aren’t any big expectations for the seasoned vet.

Quick will be second-string behind superstar Igor Shesterkin, who is already a Vezina winner and has shown to be clutch in playoff games. What the New York Rangers need is a clutch backup to Shesterkin, and Quick is the right guy for that job.

Igor Shesterkin came in as Henrik Lundqvist was in the final stages of his career, undoubtedly the time spent with Lundqvist has had a positive impact on the Moscow native. Adding Quick to the roster and having him work with Shesterkin could be what's needed for a fully consistent season.

Overall, Jonathan Quick will appear in roughly 22-26 games this upcoming season. If he could post a borderline .900sv% with a winning record, then the Rangers will be in great shape as the regular season goes into its late stages.

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