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06/28/2012 10:17 EDT | Updated 08/28/2012 05:12 EDT
Jonathan Quick agreed to a 10-year contract extension on Thursday with the Los Angeles Kings, who locked up their playoff MVP goalie through the 2022-23 season.

Quick won the Conn Smythe Trophy while leading Los Angeles to its first Stanley Cup championship earlier this month, and the Kings rewarded him with an enormous new deal one year before he reached unrestricted free agency. He can't sign the contract until Sunday.

"We are very happy to have a long-term agreement in place with one of our top young players," Kings general manager Dean Lombardi said. "At this point, we would prefer to withhold further comment until on or around July 1."

Quick just finished a breakthrough season in which he was a finalist for the Vezina Trophy while establishing himself as one of the world's best young goalies.

The 26-year-old Connecticut native was among the NHL leaders in most goaltending categories, making his first All-Star team while setting the Kings' regular-season records for shutouts (10), save percentage (.929) and goals-against average (1.95). He played in a club-record 72 games, winning 39, and largely carried the NHL's second lowest-scoring team through a difficult regular season before their remarkable playoff push.

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