Quick traded to Blue Jackets by Kings for Gavrikov, Korpisalo

Jonathan Quick was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets by the Los Angeles Kings for Vladislav Gavrikov and Joonas Korpisalo on 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 can become an unrestricted free agent after the season.

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Selected by Los Angeles in the third round (No. 72) of the 2005 NHL Draft, Quick is 370-275-82 with a 2.46 GAA, .911 save percentage and 57 shutouts in 743 regular-season games (731 starts). He is 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 was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff’s most valuable player in 2012. He has also won the William M. Jennings Trophy, awarded to the goaltender 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 gives us draft capital that will be valuable as we move forward as an organization,” Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo said Kekalainen. “It’s never easy to change players like Vladislav Gavrikov and Joonas Korpisalo As they have been exceptional Blue Jackets, but given our current position, these moves were in the club’s best interest. They are wonderful individuals and we will always appreciate the contributions they made while they were here.”

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

Both Gavrikov and Korpisalo were held out of the Blue Jackets’ 5-3 win over the Buffalo Sabers on Tuesday.

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

Selected by Columbus in the sixth round (No. 159) of the 2015 NHL Draft, Gavrikov has 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 regular season games (190 starts), and 3 -5 with a 1.90 GAA, .941 save percentage and two shutouts in nine playoff games.

If the Kings qualify for the playoffs, the Blue Jackets will receive the 2023 first-round pick, but if Los Angeles does not reach the postseason, Columbus will instead acquire Los Angeles’ second-round picks in the 2023 and 2024 NHL Drafts.

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 ($5 million average annual value), to Ontario of the American Hockey League after he cleared waivers. Pheonix Copleywho was recalled from Ontario on Nov. 27, has gone 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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