Rangers Sign Jonathan Quick to One-Year Extension

Rangers Sign Jonathan Quick to One-Year Extension
Feb 15, 2024; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Jonathan Quick (32) makes a save on a shot on goal attempt in the first period against the Montreal Canadiens at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Drury continues to decrease his off-season workload as he takes care of yet another pending free agent with the team announcing a one-year contract extension for veteran netminder, Jonathan Quick.

The Hamden, CT native has rejuvenated his career a bit, which feels weird to say considering he’s coming off a Stanley Cup winning season, by establishing himself as a capable, veteran back-up to Igor Shesterkin. The news that the Rangers are bringing him back for another season doesn’t come as much of a surprise considering Quick grew up a Rangers fan and has seemingly made himself right at home with this Rangers team. Not only has he become a tremendous back-up to Shesterkin, he has been a great leader in the dressing room, playing a big role in many team events behind the scenes.

His contract extension comes with a bit of a raise as his cap hit will be just north of one million dollars but after the year he’s had, it’s certainly deserved. In 20 games with the Rangers this season, Quick has registered a .916 save percentage, only allowing a goals-against average of 2.45 which has him top ten in the league in both categories. In that same stretch, Quick has registered a pair of shutouts with a total record of 13-5-2.

After years of being a face of the franchise in Los Angeles, Quick was dealt briefly to the Columbus Blue Jackets in a bit of a surprise trade that resulted in him then being moved to Las Vegas. Quick had a bit of a shaky year last season which sparked the trade that inevitably worked in his favor as he rode shotgun to his third Stanley Cup Champion as a depth goaltending option with the Golden Knights.

Quick has undoubtedly had a hall-of-fame worthy career and will now get the opportunity to continue to chase Ryan Miller’s record for the most career wins by an American born goaltender while dawning the jersey of his childhood team. Yet another tidy piece of work by Chris Drury who is continuing to prove his strengths in giving guys chances and rewarding them for their successes.