Jonathan Quick, currently the goaltender for the Los Angeles Kings, is the present record-holder for earning the most number of shutouts in US history, with a total of 49 shutouts to date. He is also a two-time nominee for the Vezina Trophy, a distinction awarded annually to the top goaltender in the NHL who has been adjudged to be the best at this position.
After winning two consecutive New England Prep Championships with his high school hockey team and racking up a total of nine shutouts during his senior year, Quick was soon recruited as the goaltender for the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2005. Here, not only did he become well-known on campus for his remarkable 0.929 save percentage and for leading their team to its first-ever NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championships, but for opening up his dorm room to host various study groups as well.
Despite being drafted as the 72nd overall pick by the Los Angeles Kings during the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Quick soon established his potential as a top contender by earning his first NHL shutout in 2008 and his first Stanley Cup playoffs shutout in 2011. By 2012, he was leading the NHL with the league's second-lowest GAA (goals against average) of 1.95 and an LA Kings' record of ten shutouts, and has since gone on to help lead the LA Kings to two Stanley Cup victories.