07-29-2006, 07:59 AM
Ring of Famer
Join Date: Dec 2002
G - Ken Dryden Montreal Canadiens 1970-1979
- In eight seasons, Dryden won 258 games to only 57 losses and 74 ties. His .758 winning percentage is the best in NHL goaltending history.
- He had 46 career shutouts. Incredibly, he had only nine more losses than shutout wins for his career.
- 2.24 lifetime goals-against average.
- He appeared in 112 playoff games, winning 80, with 10 shutouts and a 2.40 average.
- Helped lead Montreal to six Stanley Cup victories, including underdog wins against the Blackhawks and Bruins.
- The Canadiens called Dryden up from the minors to play goal near the end of the 1970-71 season. In 6 games, he gave up only 9 goals, and he started for the Canadiens in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Dryden won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player in the playoffs.
- The following season, he won the Calder Trophy as the NHL's outstanding rookie.
- Won the Vezina Trophy, awarded to the league's top goaltender, five times: 1973 and from 1976 through 1979.
- In September of 1972, Dryden shared goaltending duties with Tony Esposito on a victorious Team Canada in its legendary 1972 Summit Series against the Soviet Union.
- An All-American at Cornell, Dryden sat out the 1974-75 season to earn his law degree at McGill University in Montreal. He retired after the 1978-79 season to practice law.
- A member of Canada's Liberal Party, the popular and influential Dryden may one day wind up as the Canadian Prime Minister.
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