Quickly traded to Blue Jackets by Kings for Gavrikov, Korpisalo

Quick Jonathan was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets by the Los Angeles Kings for Vladislav Gavrikov And Joonas Korpisalo Wednesday.

The Blue Jackets also received a conditional first-round pick in the 2023 NHL Draft and a third-round pick in the 2024 NHL Draft.

Quick is 11-13-4 with a 3.50 goals-against average, .876 save percentage and one shutout in 31 games (27 starts) this season. The 37-year-old goaltender is in the final season of a 10-year contract he signed with the Kings on July 1, 2012 and could become an unrestricted free agent after the season.

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Selected by Los Angeles in the third round (72nd overall) of the 2005 NHL Draft, Quick is 370-275-82 with a 2.46 GAA, .911 save percentage and 57 shutouts in 743 games. regular season (731 starts). He’s also 49-43 with a 2.31 GAA, .921 save percentage and 10 shutouts in 92 Stanley Cup Playoff games, helping the Kings win the Cup in 2012 and 2014.

Quick received the Conn Smythe Trophy voted Most Valuable Player of the Playoffs in 2012. He also won the William M. Jennings Trophy, which is awarded to goaltenders who played for the team that allowed the fewest goals , twice (2013-14, 2017-18).

“Jonathan Quick is a two-time Stanley Cup winner who has been an outstanding goaltender in our league for a long time and this deal provides us with draft capital that will be invaluable as we grow as an organization,” said Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo. said Kekalainen. “It’s never easy to trade players like Vladislav Gavrikov And Joonas Korpisalo because they have been exceptional Blue Jackets, but given our current position, these moves were in the best interest of our club. They are wonderful people and we will always appreciate the contributions they have made during their time here. »

A native of Milford, Connecticut, Quick is four wins away from tying John Vanbiesbrouck for second most American-born goaltenders in NHL history. Ryan Miller is first with 391.

Gavrikov and Korpisalo were held off in the Blue Jackets’ 5-3 win over the Buffalo Sabers on Tuesday.

Gavrikov, who was retained for an eighth straight game, is in the final season of a three-year contract he signed with the Blue Jackets on November 5, 2020 and can become an unrestricted free agent after the season. The 27-year-old defenseman has 10 points (three goals, seven assists) in 52 games this season.

Selected by Columbus in the sixth round (159th overall) of the 2015 NHL Draft, Gavrikov had 73 points (15 goals, 58 assists) in 256 regular season games and three points (one goal, two assists) in 12 playoff games . .

Korpisalo, 28, is 11-11-3 with a 3.17 GAA and .913 save percentage in 28 games (26 starts) this season. He signed a one-year contract with the Blue Jackets on May 20 and can become an unrestricted free agent after the season.

Selected by Columbus in the third round (No. 62) of the 2012 NHL Draft, Korpisalo is 87-78-24 with a 3.06 GAA, .903 save percentage and three shutouts in 210 games. regular season (190 starts) and 3-5 with a 1.90 GAA, .941 save percentage and two shutouts in nine playoff games.

If the Kings make the playoffs, the Blue Jackets will receive the 2023 first-round pick, but if Los Angeles doesn’t make the playoffs, Columbus will instead acquire Los Angeles’ second-round picks in the draft. of the NHL 2023 and 2024.

The Kings (34-20-8) are tied for first in the Pacific Division with the Vegas Golden Knights, who have played two fewer games.

Earlier this season, they loaned Cal Petersen, who is in the first season of a three-year, $15 million contract (average annual value of $5 million), to Ontario of the American Hockey League. hockey after obtaining exemptions. Phoenix Copleywho was recalled from Ontario Nov. 27, was 18-4-2 with a 2.82 GAA with Los Angeles but has an .899 save percentage in 27 games (26 starts).

The Blue Jackets (20-35-6) are last in the NHL.

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