Golden Knights Acquire Jonathan Quick From Columbus

Jonathan Quick with the The Los Angeles Kings in 2017
Jonathan Quick with the The Los Angeles Kings in 2017. Photo by Kostas Lymperopoulos/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9294629ak)

The Las Vegas Golden Knights acquired goaltender Jonathan Quick in a trade with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday. Goaltender Michael Hutchinson and a 2025 seventh-round pick departed for Columbus in exchange.

As part of the deal, the Blue Jackets agreed to retain 50% of Quick’s salary/cap hit. Currently, Quick is a pending UFA in the final season of a 10-year, $58 million contract.

Quick has been part of two transactions with a 48-hour timeframe. Prior to being traded to the Golden Knights, the long-time Los Angeles Kings goalie was included in a shock deal in which he was sent to the Blue Jackets.

Reportedly unhappy about the trade between the Kings and the Blue Jackets, Quick remained in Los Angeles following the conclusion of the deal.

For Quick, the Golden Knights’ decision to make a move on him proved to be an ideal solution, particularly since Vegas was in need of a new goalie since first-choice netminder Logan Thompson remains unavailable after suffering a lower-body injury last month.

Prior to the recent trades, the 37-year-old Quick had spent the entirety of his career with the Kings, drafting for the team in the third round (72nd overall) of the 2005 NHL entry draft.