~ UMass' Jonathan Quick becomes second HEA player to win Conn Smythe Trophy ~
UMass Hockey Alum Jonathan Quick received the 2012 Conn Smythe Award
Wakefield, Mass. -- Three Hockey East alumni won the Stanley Cup with the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night,
as the Kings defeated the New Jersey Devils by a 6-1 score in Game 6 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif,
winning the series by a 4-2 marker.
The Kings roster is headlined by former Massachusetts goaltender Jon Quick (Hamden, Conn.), the 2012 Conn Smythe
Trophy recipient, as the Most Valuable Player in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Quick is the second Hockey East alum to
earn Conn Smythe honors, the first since Boston College's Brian Leetch accomplished the feat in 1994 with the New
York Rangers. Quick was the third straight former college hockey player to win the Conn Smythe; Tim Thomas (BOS)
- 2011 and Jonathan Toews (CHI) - 2010. Former Maine forward Dustin Penner (Winkler, Man.) and former Boston College
defenseman Rob Scuderi (Bethpage, N.Y.) also won the Cup with the Kings for the second time in their respective
careers. They are the seventh and eighth Hockey East alums to win multiple Stanley Cups.
Quick posted a 1.41 GAA, .946 save percentage and three shutouts with a 16-4-0 record in the 2012 playoffs for Los
Angeles. Penner has amassed 11 points (3g,8a) in 20 games, while Scuderi has notched one assist with a +9 rating
skating in all 20 games for the Kings this postseason.
In addition to the players, the Kings also have two former Terriers on their staff including Jack Ferreira, Special Assistant
to the General Manager and scout Steve Greeley. Former UMass-Lowell equipment manager and alum Dana
Bryson also served on the Kings staff as Assistant Equipment Manager.
32 Hockey East players now have won the Stanley Cup in the 28-year history of the league.
The Hockey East Association is a 10-team Division I college men's hockey conference founded in 1984 and an eightteam
Division I women's league which began play in 2002-03. The men's league has won eight NCAA championships
in the past 20 years. Since 1999, Hockey East has won six NCAA Championships and have placed 20 teams in the
Frozen Four, along with 53 teams in the NCAA Tournament.