LA Kings Quick Earns Second Team All-Star Honors; Seven Receive Qualifying Offers
June 21, 2012
Quick, who was a finalist for the Vezina Trophy, awarded annually to the NHL’s best goaltender during the regular season, lost out to New York Rangers netminder Henrik Lundqvist.
As expected, Lundqvist ran away with the voting, earning 17 votes, while Quick garnered just six.
NHL general managers vote for the Vezina Trophy./p>
Voting for the First and Second All-Star Teams was conducted among representatives of the Professional Hockey Writers Association at the end of the regular season. Lundqvist was named to the First All-Star Team.
Quick is the first Kings player to earn First or Second All-Star Team honors since defenseman Drew Doughty was voted to the NHL’s Second All-Star Team in 2010.
The Kings also announced that they have made qualifying offers to seven players, retaining their rights:
Justin Azevedo – C
Andrew Campbell – D
Thomas Hickey – D
Dwight King – LW
Stefan Legein – RW
David Meckler – LW
Jake Muzzin – D
The Kings did not make a qualifying offer to left wing Ray Kaunisto, who will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
The Kings’ 2012-13 pre-season schedule was also announced (all times Pacific):
September 24 vs. Phoenix Coyotes (split-squad) at Jobing.com Arena, Glendale, Arizona, 7:30 PM
September 24 vs. Phoenix Coyotes (split-squad) at Staples Center, 7:30 PM
September 26 vs. Colorado Avalanche, at Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado, 6:00 PM
September 29 vs. Colorado Avalanche at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV, 7:00 PM
October 1 vs. Anaheim Ducks, Honda Center, Anaheim, California
October 6 vs. Anaheim Ducks, Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California, 7:00 PM
October 8 vs. New York Rangers, Staples Center, 7:30 PM
Tickets for the two Kings preseason games at Staples Center are scheduled to go on sale later this summer. Tickets are currently on sale for the games in Las Vegas and in Ontario.
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