(LOS ANGELES) — The Stanley Cup wasn’t the only award handed out Monday night. Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick won the Conn Smythe award, which is chosen by the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association, and is given to the player deemed most valuable to his team during the playoffs.
Quick finished the playoffs with a 1.41 goals-against average, .946 saves percentage and three shutouts.
In the final series against the Devils, Quick stopped 125 of 132 shots.
“To be honored with this trophy it’s something I never expected.” Quick told NBC Sports Network. “It’s great…It’s a good feeling.”
The 26-year-old Quick joins Brian Leetch and last years winner Tim Thomas, as the only Americans to win the award.
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Billy Hallowell, Deseret News