Quick, Kevin

AHL Game Night 4/3: Phantoms at Admirals

Desperate Phantoms claw the second point away from Norfolk.

PHI-3
NOR-2 (OT)

Riku Helenius allowed 3 goals on 37 shots for the OT loss.

First Period
PHI Ratchuk, (4) (Clackson, Raduns), 15:37

Second Period
NOR Konopka, (17) (Kinrade, Simek), 1:02

Third Period
NOR Quick, (1) (Swanson, Kinrade), 2:58
PHI Sirianni, (11) (Kane, Syvret), 4:06

Overtime
PHI Ross, (29) (Bartulis), 1:37

Kevin Quick, who scored his first career AHL goal, was named the game's second star.

Forward Brandon Buck was signed today to an ATO and was scoreless and shotless in his debut.

The point gained by Norfolk, coupled with an Albany loss, moved the Admirals into a tie with the River Rats at 69 points, with 5 games left for both teams in the season. Albany currently holds the tiebreak by having one more regulation win than the Admirals. Still a lot to play for.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

Kevin Quick

Basics

Type: 
Out of Organization
Position: 
Defense
Shoots/Catches: 
Left
Height: 
6.00
Weight: 
191
Born: 
03/29/1988
Age: 
25
Hometown: 
Buffalo, NY
Acquired: 
Selected by Tampa Bay Lightning in Round 3 (#78) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Last Team: 
Norfolk (AHL)
Projects As: 
Top 4 Defensman

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Drafted
Draft Year: 
2006
Drafted By: 
Tampa Bay Lightning
Round: 
3
Pick No.: 
78
Draft Team: 
Salisbury Prep (USHS)

Contract

Contract Status: 
Signed
Waiver Status: 
Waiver Exempt
Signing Date: 
06/02/2008
Contract Type: 
Two-way
Contract Length: 
3 years
Cap Number: 
$650 000
Contract Start Year: 
2008
Contract End Year: 
2011
Contract End Status: 
RFA
Salary: 
$660 000
Salary: 
$645 000
Salary: 
$645 000

Bio

History: 

Junior Career

Quick stars for Salisbury in the Connecticut high school ranks where, in 2005-2006, the young defenseman scored 3 goals and 23 points in 28 games with 6 penalty minutes and an amazing +45 rating helping Salisbury capture the New England prep hockey championship. At season's end, Quick was rated the 93rd best North American skater by the NHL's Central Scouting Service and the 63rd best prospect overall by the Red Line Report. During the summer of 2006 Quick attended the Lightning's prospect development camp in Tampa where he was named the "unofficial MVP" by General Manager Jay Feaster. Quick was selected in the 18th round, 163rd overall, by the Green Bay Gamblers in the 2006 USHL Entry Draft, but chose to forego a year of US junior hockey to return to Salisbury for his senior year of prep school. In November of 2006 Quick committed to Michigan of the CCHA where he played his freshman season in 2007-2008. Everything appeared to be on track for Quick at Michigam and by midseason of his first year with the Wolverines he was playing regular minutes on the blueline posting 2 goals and 4 points in 21 games with 12 penalty minutes. However, Quick destroyed his college career quickly by becoming embroiled in an identity theft scandal in which he stole from a teammate of his on the Michigan hockey club. In February of 2008, Quick was dismissed permanently from the club while facing charges from the Ann Arbor police.

Professional Career

After being kicked out of school for his poor decisions off the ice, Quick was given a second chance by the Lightning organization and signed an amateur tryout contract with the Norfolk Admirals. In 18 games with the Admirals, Quick had 4 assists and 6 penalty minutes and a -7 rating. He is expected to be signed to his entry level NHL contract in the summer of 2008 and will likely spend the next few seasons learning his craft against grown men in the AHL.

Scouting Report

Strengths: 

Quick is an excellent skater and talented puckhandler who helped lead his team to the New England Prep School championship. He has a hard one time shot on the power play and is as smart in the defensive zone as he is in the offensive third of the ice as he was +45 after 20 games this season. He doesn't have ideal size but he isn't afraid to mix it up physically. Red Line compares him to Buffalo's Brian Campbell and sees him as a player who was "definitely flying under the radar" going into the draft.

Weaknesses: 

Undersized. Has only played prep level competition to this point and it remains to be seen how he will handle the next level of hockey.

Projection: 

Prior to his off ice issues at Michigan, Quick was considered one of the organization's brightest prospects and the heir apparent to Dan Boyle some day. Although it does not compare to the damage done to his reputation, Quick's mistakes have probably hurt his development as well. Expect the next season or two to be a difficult adjustment period for Quick. Just a year ago he was playing against teenagers in prep school. Now he is playing in the second best hockey league in the world. He has the talent to make the transition and become a top four defenseman in the NHL, but the road just became much more difficult.

Statistics

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2004-2005 Salisbury SchoolUSHS27 3 912 3|        
 2005-2006 Salisbury SchoolUSHS28 3 2023 6|        
 2006-2007 Salisbury SchoolUSHS25 1 1011 10|        
 2007-2008 Univ. of MichiganNCAA21 2 24 12|        
  Norfolk AdmiralsAHL18 0 44 6|        
 2008-2009 Tampa Bay LightningNHL6 0 11 0|        
  Norfolk AdmiralsAHL49 1 89 8|        
  Augusta LynxECHL18 2 46 10|        
  Elmira JackalsECHL0 0 00 0|Playoffs9 0 11
 2009-2010 Norfolk AdmiralsAHL47 0 44 10|        
 2010-2011 Norfolk AdmiralsAHL45 0 1515 0|Playoffs2 0 00
 2011-2012 Norfolk AdmiralsAHL14 0 22 2|        
  Florida EverbladesECHL34 0 1010 4|Playoffs16 1 34 12 
 2012-2013 South Carolina StingraysECHL64 3 1417 28|Playoffs4 0 11
  Rockford IceHogsAHL3 0 00 0|        
 2013-2014 South Carolina StingraysECHL10 0 44 4|Playoffs4 0 00
 2014-2015 Dundee StarsEIHL60 4 2327 34|        
 2015-2016 Indy FuelECHL37 1 1213 10|        
  South Carolina StingraysECHL9 1 23 4|        
  Nottingham PanthersEIHL14 1 56 6|Playoffs4 1 12
 2016-2017 China DragonAsia League- - -- -|        

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AHL Game Night 2/20: Senators at Admirals

Is there a player hotter than Segal these days?

BNG-2
NOR-5

Riku Helenius allowed 2 goals on 36 shots for the win.

First Period
NOR Rosehill, (4) (Potulny, Quick), 4:35 (PP)
NOR Keller, (9) (Bochenski, Jones), 12:49 (PP)

Second Period
BNG Hamel, (19) (Regin, Karlsson), 1:39 (PP)
NOR Segal, (20) (Smolenak, Szczechura), 15:44

Third Period
NOR Keller, (10) (Bochenski), 7:36
NOR Segal, (21) (Smolenak, Quick), 16:06
BNG Kudelka, (7) , 19:59

Justin Keller, Brandon Bochenski, and Brandon Segal were the game's three stars. Other hopeful omens? Kevin Quick with a multi-point night.

Norfolk moves back to 4 games under .500.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night 1/29: River Rats at Admirals

50 shots on goal for the Admirals tonight.

ALB-4
NOR-5

Mike McKenna allowed 4 goals on 33 shots for the win.

First Period
ALB Paiement, (1) (Samson, Dodge), 6:03 (PP)
ALB Jensen, (6) (Angelidis, Flood), 9:51
NOR Keller, (7) (Quick, Konopka), 11:37
NOR Bochenski, (14) (Keller, Konopka), 13:06

Second Period
NOR Rosehill, (3) (Kearns, Lundin), 5:25
ALB Helminen, (11) , 18:49

Third Period
NOR Konopka, (11) (Jones, Lundin), 6:06 (PP)
NOR Bochenski, (15) (Jones, Keller), 6:48
ALB Weston, (4) (Samson, Borer), 11:43

Brandon Bochenski and Justin Keller were the game's first and second stars. Kevin Quick heard we were talking about him on the message boards and registered his first AHL point of the season.

The Ads pull back to 4 games under .500 and 13 points out of the final playoff spot.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

Lightning Recall Wishart; Reassign Quick

According to the St. Pete Times, as part of the organization's plan to rotate defensemen from the Norfolk Admirals roster to the Tampa roster in its continuing process of evaluating talent in the system, the Lightning have recalled prospect defenseman Ty Wishart and reassigned Kevin Quick.

Despite Tocchet's comments that the switch was just part of the plan, the acquisition of Cory Murphy as a small-body puckmover and power play quarterback clearly made Quick's contributions to the roster less of a necessity and allows the organization to bring up a bigger and more physical blueliner in the form of the 6.04 Wishart, especially with the absence of Matt Smaby from the lineup. Quick was relegated to just 9:50 of ice time against Dallas with Murphy in the lineup as compared to 17:52 against Florida on Saturday night.

NHL Game Night 1/19: Stars at Lightning

Total team effort.

DAL-2
TB-4

Mike Smith allowed 2 goals on 25 shots for the win.

First Period
01:33 TB Lecavalier (20), (St. Louis)(SH)
01:53 DAL Richards (12), (Parrish, Robidas)(PP)

Second Period
04:19 DAL Eriksson (22), (Modano, Richards)

Third Period
11:46 TB Stamkos (6), (Downie, Jokinen)
14:54 TB Lecavalier (21), (Murphy, Recchi)(PP)
19:11 TB Prospal (11), (St. Louis, Lecavalier)

For Vincent Lecavalier, that's now 9 straight seasons of 20 or more goals. Len Barrie, Oren Koules, Brian Lawton; come closer to the monitor. If you trade #4, Lightning Nation burns the Forum down. Capice?!

Steve Downie had 1 assist, 2 penalty minutes, and was +1 with 3 hits and 1 blocked shot in 8:19. Slick, slick play on the Stamkos goal. Might a Stamkos/Schenn/Downie line be a future staple in Tampa Bay?

David Koci was +1 with 1 hit in 4:33.

Kevin Quick was +1 with 1 blocked shot in 9:50.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

NHL Game Night 1/17: Panthers at Lightning

It was an organization-wide choke fest tonight.

FLA-4
TB-3

Mike Smith allowed 4 goals on 21 shots in the loss.

First Period
04:37 TB Lecavalier (19), (Smaby, Prospal)
13:36 TB Prospal (10), (St. Louis, Lecavalier)(PP)
17:55 FLA Campbell (9), (Peltonen, Dvorak)
18:46 TB Malone (13), (St. Louis, Meszaros)

Second Period
06:39 FLA Stillman (10), (Horton, Bouwmeester)(PP)
10:56 FLA Zednik (6), (Booth, Horton)
19:59 FLA Bouwmeester (10), (Stillman, Horton)(PP)

Third Period
NO SCORING

In the NHL, you can never take your foot off the gas and expect a team to lay down when you only have a two goal lead. Lukas Krajicek allowed himself to be outhustled by Nathan Horton to set up Florida's second goal and it was all downhill from there. By the time the Lightning got back to playing at full speed, Florida had gone into full blown trap mode. This is something they've done a couple of times before this season, and hopefully they'll finally get the message. No two goal lead is really safe.

Matt Smaby had 1 assist and 2 penalty minutes in 14:53.

David Koci was +1 in 4:08.

Kevin Quick was +1 with 3 shots in 17:52. He was also out on the ice when the Lightning pulled Smith at the end of the game. That speaks volumes about how the coaching staff feels about Quick.

Now, that said, I am really looking forward to the team getting Paul Ranger back in the lineup and healthy. Playing Lukas Krajicek and Steve Eminger 25+ minutes a night just isn't a sustainable way to win hockey games.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

NHL Game Night 1/15: Flyers at Lightning

I may not have much faith in this club's ownership or the GM, but I believe in Rick Tocchet.

PHI-1
TB-4

Mike Smith stopped 31 of 32 shots for the win. He never looked completely settled or comfortable tonight, but the team played great in front of him.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
05:21 PHI Lupul (15), (Carter, Carle)(PP)
14:48 TB St. Louis (17), (Stamkos, Recchi)
15:13 TB Meszaros (2), (Malone, Recchi)(PP)
16:51 TB Craig (2), (Pettinger, Hall)

Third Period
12:34 TB Lecavalier (18), (unassisted)(PS)

I said after the debacle in San Jose that the last 36 hours was going to be a real test of whether or not Rick Tocchet has gotten these guys to buy into what he's doing in Tampa Bay. It would've been easy for these guys to lay down against a physical Philadelphia team on a short turnaround after a West Coast swing. They're down in the standings and they just got embarassed. It would've been so simple for these guys just to not show up tonight.

Test passed. A+. I don't know if these guys can play much better than they did tonight. Philly had no answer. They outhustled and outmuscled a Flyers franchise that has lived playing that style for some 30+ years. I'll say it again: I don't trust this ownership. I blame Len Barrie for a lot of the garbage that's happened this season, and Oren Koules is the guy whose bright idea it was to bring in Barry Melrose. I don't have a lot of faith in Brian Lawton either, as I'm not sure his philosophy meshes perfectly with what Tocchet is doing and he clumsily unloaded an entire clip in his foot with the Lecavalier situation. But Rick Tocchet? Mike Sullivan? Wes Walz? Cap Raeder? I believe in what these coaches are doing. I hope the rest of the clowns in ownership and the front office shut their yaps and quit the power plays and the backroom politics and take a look at what is happening on the ice. Rick Tocchet and his staff are building something here. Give the man what he needs to finish the job, and then get the hell out of the way.

Steve Downie had 2 penalty minutes, 3 shots, and 2 hits in a pesty, pesky 11:22. I love players in the Darcy Tucker/Sheldon Keefe agitator mold like fat kids love chocolate cake, and I can't wait until Downie is a full time member of this team.

David Koci had 10 penalty minutes in 6:55.

Kevin Quick had 1 shot, 1 hit, and 1 blocked shot in 10:07. Other than a pretty stinky early shift, he was good tonight in a game where, on paper, you'd expect him to struggle against a big, physical opponent. He's changing the pecking order in this organization with every shift.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

NHL Game Night 1/13: Lightning at Sharks

The Lightning finally implode under the weight of injuries and youth.

TB-1
SJ-7

Karri Ramo allowed 7 goals on 42 shots in the loss. He was mediocre on a night where the Lightning needed a lot better to stay competitive. His rebound control wasn't there all night, although a couple of the rebound goals San Jose got came off of initial shots that were tipped on the way in. Still, you saw the difference tonight between what Mike Smith has been doing all season in controlling rebounds and what Ramo couldn't do.

First Period
02:17 SJ Setoguchi (20), (Thornton, Murray)
14:19 SJ Thornton (10), (Marleau, Blake)(PP)

Second Period
07:47 TB Stamkos (5), (Recchi, Artyukhin)
10:00 SJ Thornton (11), (Setoguchi, Marleau)
17:21 SJ Michalek (10), (Cheechoo, Vlasic)(PP)
19:56 SJ Clowe (18), (Pavelski, Michalek)(PP)

Third Period
00:34 SJ Pavelski (12), (Michalek, Murray)
02:12 SJ Plihal (5), (Staubitz, Semenov)

This is a critical next 36 hours or so for the coaching staff. They can't allow the team to quit or pout based on what happened tonight. They went 2-2-0 on the west coast swing. Is that perfect? No. But, it's acceptable given the rash of injuries on defense and the fact they had to play two games with just 3 or 4 NHL caliber defensemen. The team showed briefly tonight that their system can work, even against a team as deep and as talented as San Jose, just like it worked against LA and Anaheim. This is where Tocchet's got to make sure the room stays fully invested in the foundation that's being laid.

David Koci was +1 with 12 penalty minutes and 5 hits in 9:08. He got some shifts on defense in the third period once things got out of hand. When you're down six goals, why the heck not?

Paul Szczechura left the game after 3:10 of ice time with an injury.

Kevin Quick was -1 with 1 shot in 15:40 in his NHL debut. He made an ill-advised pass that eventually led to San Jose's last goal. Other than that, he wasn't bad. He didn't look timid and he used his wheels to keep pucks moving and the play in front of him. I was struck by how much better he looked at this level than Mihalik or Wishart. It's just 1 game for Kevin, and it was just 1 game for Wishart, but I have to wonder if the pecking order in the organization may get a second look now.

Vladimir Mihalik was -2 with 2 penalty minutes, 1 shot, and 4 blocked shots in 15:25. He really needs a brain transplant. With his size and athleticism, he could be a world beater if you could wire the six inches of gray matter between his ears properly.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

Lightning Recall Kevin Quick

The Tampa Bay Lightning have announced that they have recalled defenseman Kevin Quick on an emergency basis. Wow.

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