2023 New York Rangers Offseason

Jonathan Quick signs one-year deal with the Rangers

7/1/23 | Quick will sign a one-year deal with the Rangers at $825,000. (TSN)

He has $100,000 in potential bonuses. (Friedman)

The bonuses are (Puck Pedia):


  • $25K if he plays in 40 games
  • $25K if he has a .915 save percentage
  • $25K if he has 20 wins
  • $25K if the Rangers win the Cup

Martin Biron said on TSN that the Rangers like to surround their “stud” goalie with veterans and that this is a “great fit” for the Rangers.

Jamie McLennan said on TSN that it was a good fit, but that he has to produce.

Craig Button said on TSN that he doesn’t see signing Quick “helping the Rangers” based upon how he performed last season in LA and how Vegas didn’t seem to consider him an option when they had injuries in the playoffs.

From the Rangers:

  • Quick, 37, has appeared in 753 career games (740 starts) over 16 seasons between the Los Angeles Kings and Vegas Golden Knights, where he has accumulated a 375-277-84 record, a career 2.47 goals against average and .911 save percentage. Among US-born goaltenders, Quick ranks second all-time in wins and fourth in games played. Quick split his 2022-23 season between the Kings and Golden Knights, tallying a 16-15-6 record in 41 games with two shutouts. He won his first four starts with Vegas and finished 5-2-2 with the Stanley Cup-winning club.
  • The Milford, Connecticut native has been a Vezina Trophy finalist twice (2011-12, 2015-16) and has been a part of a William M. Jennings Trophy (award given to goalies on the team that had the fewest goals against) winning duo on two occasions, in 2013-14 and 2017-18 with Los Angeles. He has played in two NHL All-Star Games (2012, 2016) and was named to the NHL’s Second All-Star Team in 2012.

6/30/23 | 3:18 PM: Kevin Weekes tweets that Quick is going to sign with the Rangers.

12:11 PM: On the 32 Thoughts Podcast, Elliotte Friedman said “I’ve heard the possibility of Jonathan Quick being the Rangers backup behind Shesterkin.”

He added, “There are a lot of goalies out there and some people said to me that they wouldn’t be surprised if Quick is a Ranger.”

Quick, 37, played in 31 games for LA last season and was 11-13-4 and had a save percentage of .876 and a GAA of 3.50. He was traded to Vegas and played in 10 games and had a record of 5-2-2, with a .901 save percentage and 3.13 GAA.

Quick did not play for Vegas in the playoffs.

He is from Milford, Connecticut, and grew up idolizing Mike Richter.

7/1/23 | Adam Rotter: Another very cheap, low-risk signing for the Rangers. The Rangers will rely on him to play 25-30 games and they still have some insurance in Louis Domingue if Quick gets hurt or doesn’t/can’t produce. There is a bit of risk, based on his age and his recent performance, but there has to be belief that Benoit Allaire can still bring out a strong performance in him.

6/30/23 | Adam Rotter:  This would not be a surprise as Quick would come in at a very low cap hit and it’s probably been a dream of his, to some degree, to wear the same jersey and play in the same arena as Mike Richter as the home goalie.

The Rangers better be hoping that Benoit Allaire can work his magic because Quick has been very streaky at times and just not very good at times over the last few years. He is far from the goalie that beat the Rangers in 2014, but I also wouldn’t be surprised if his winning pedigree, two Cups in LA, and being part of Vegas this past season, is another reason why this would appeal to the Rangers.