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LA Kings Recall Parse; Quick, Drewiske Signed To Contract Extensions

Scott Parse Photo: LA Kings/NHL

Scott Parse
Photo: LA Kings/NHL

EL SEGUNDO, CA — On October 23, the Los Angeles Kings recalled forward Scott Parse from the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League, their primary minor league affiliate, and they signed goaltender Jonathan Quick and defenseman Davis Drewiske to three-year contract extensions.

Parse, 25, led the Monarchs in overall scoring (eleven points) and in assists (nine).

The 5-11, 197-pound native of Portage, Michigan played in 74 games with the Monarchs last season, scoring fifteen goals and adding 24 assists for 39 points.

Parse, who was selected by the Kings in the sixth round (174th overall) of the 2004 National Hockey League Entry Draft, played four seasons with the University of Nebraska-Omaha and had a brief, late-season stint with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL in 2006-07.

Quick, 23, has played in portions of three NHL seasons with the Kings and has started fifty of the last sixty Kings games dating back to last season.

The 6-1, 223-pound native of Milford, Connecticut was named the NHL’s Second Star of the Week for the week ending October 11, 2009 after posting a record of 3-0-0 while stopping 80 of 88 shots in victories over the San Jose Sharks on October 6), the Minnesota Wild on October 8 and the St. Louis Blues on October 10.

On the season, Quick has a 6-3-0 record, a 3.01 goals-against average (GAA), and a .893 save percentage in nine appearances.

Last season, Quick ranked third among NHL rookie goaltenders with a 21-18-2 record, a 2.48 GAA, a .914 save percentage, four shutouts, 44 appearances and 1,097 saves. His 21 wins were the third most ever recorded by a Kings’ rookie goaltender since Mario Lessard had 23 in 1978-79 and Bob Janecyk had 22 in 1984-85.

Quick was also 4-1 in shootouts, stopping ten of fourteen shots (71 percent) and 3-0 in shootouts on the road last season. He started 41 of the final fifty Kings’ games in 2008-09 after being recalled from Manchester on December 16, 2008.

Quick attended Team USA’s Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Orientation Camp this past summer (August 17-19). His contract is reported to be worth $5.4 million, an average of $1.8 million per year.

Drewiske, 24, enters his second season with the Kings after getting called up to the Kings last season on March 20, 2009. His three-year extension is reported to be worth $1.8 million, an average of $600,000 per season.

The 6-2, 222-pound native of Hudson, Wisconsin has played in all ten Kings games this season, scoring a goal and adding two assists for three points with ten penalty minutes. He also leads the team with a +6 plus/minus rating.

Drewiske made his NHL debut last season, playing in seventeen games (three assists, eighteen penalty minutes). He also played in 61 games with the Monarchs, scoring a goal and contributing thirteen assists for fourteen points.

Drewiske, made his pro debut with the Monarchs in 2007-08 after playing his college hockey at the University of Wisconsin, where he served as team captain.

Drewiske signed with the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 1, 2008.


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One Response to LA Kings Recall Parse; Quick, Drewiske Signed To Contract Extensions

  1. I’m a Ducks guy, but the Kings’ first line is out of control…got to hand it to Kopitar, Wms and Smyth. Now they’ve got depth, too…we’ll see how the next 70 games go, but for now they look good.

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