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Ken Dryden

Born:August 8, 1947Draft:1964 Bruins 14th Overall
Hometown:Hamilton, OntarioPosition:G
Known For:Hall of FameShoots/Catches:Left
National Team:Canada

Kenneth Wayne Dryden (born August 8, 1947) is a Canadian politician, lawyer, businessman, author, and former National Hockey League (NHL) goaltender. He won six Stanley Cups with the Montreal Canadiens – whom he played his entire eight-year career with. He also won the Vezina Trophy five times.

He is an officer of the Order of Canada and a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. Dryden was a Liberal Member of Parliament from 2004 to 2011, and served as a cabinet minister from 2004 to 2006. In 2017, Dryden was named one of the ‘100 Greatest NHL Players’ in history. He received the Order of Hockey in Canada in 2020.

Ken Dryden #29 of the Montreal Canadiens
MONTREAL, CANADA – CIRCA 1975: Ken Dryden #29 of the Montreal Canadiens looks on during a game at the Montreal Forum circa 1975 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Denis Brodeur/NHLI via Getty Images)

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Achievements

  • All-ECAC First Team — 1967, 1968, 1969
  • AHCA East All-America — 1967, 1968, 1969
  • ECAC All-Tournament First Team — 1967, 1968, 1969
  • NCAA All-Tournament First Team — 1967
  • NCAA All-Tournament Second Team — 1968, 1969
  • NCAA Champion — 1967
  • Conn Smythe Trophy — 1971
  • Calder Memorial Trophy — 1972
  • Vezina Trophy — 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979
  • Selected to Five NHL All-Star Games — 1972, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978
  • NHL First Team All-Star — 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979
  • NHL Second Team All-Star — 1972
  • Stanley Cup Champion — 1971, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979
  • Inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame — 1983
  • No. 29 Jersey Retired by Montreal Canadiens — 2007
  • No. 1 Jersey Retired by Cornell University — 2010

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