45. Jonathan Quick, G - Los Angeles Kings
While rookie goaltenders Steve Mason and Pekka Rinne have stolen the headlines, Quick has quietly been the only reason the Kings remained in the playoff discussion for as long as they did in 2009. When the Kings offense disappeared, it was Quick who stepped up his game and kept them in the hunt with a goals-against average and save percentage that are both well above the league average. Quick was always viewed as an athletic goaltender with a ton of potential but no real indication of how much of that potential he would eventually develop. Given the chance to shine in Los Angeles, Quick has shown how far he has come in his development and has not looked back, emerging as a legitimate NHL starter despite less than two years experience in professional hockey.