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Dave Dryden

Dave Dryden  #1

Goalie
NUMBER: 1 BIRTHDATE: September 5, 1941
BIRTHPLACE: Hamilton, ON, Canada
Brother of Ken OHA-B First All-Star Team (1959) OHA-Sr. Second All-Star Team (1963) OHA-Sr. First All-Star Team (1964, 1965) CPHL Second All-Star Team (1967) WHA First All-Star Team (1979) Ben Hatskin Trophy (WHA Best Goaltender) (1979) Gordie Howe Trophy (WHA Most Valuable Player) (1979) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1974) Loaned to NY Rangers by Toronto (Toronto-OHA-Jr.) to replace injured Gump Worsley in 2nd period, February 3, 1962. (Toronto 4, NY Rangers 1). Signed as a free agent by Chicago (Buffalo-AHL), March 12, 1965. Suspended by Chicago (Dallas-CHL) after refusing assignment to minors, October, 1969. Traded to Pittsburgh by Chicago for cash, June 10, 1970. Traded to Buffalo by Pittsburgh for cash, October 9, 1970. Selected by New England (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. WHA rights traded to Chicago (WHA) by New England (WHA) for future considerations, June, 1974. Claimed by Edmonton (WHA) from Chicago (WHA) in WHA Dispersal Draft, May 19, 1975. Traded to New England (WHA) by Edmonton (WHA) with Jack Carlson, Steve Carlson, Dave Keon and John McKenzie for future considerations (Dave Debol, June, 1977), Dan Arndt and cash, January, 1977. Suspended by New England (WHA) for refusing to report to WHA club, January, 1977. Traded to Edmonton (WHA) by New England (WHA) with Brett Callighen and future considerations for Jean-Louis Levasseur, September, 1977. Reclaimed by Buffalo from Edmonton prior to Expansion Draft, June 9, 1979. Claimed as a priority selection by Edmonton, June 9, 1979.
Quote of the Day

What we expected is what we got. Very mature young individual that's focused. He is on the right track. He's not only a great hockey individual, but he's a good person off the ice. He seemed to take a leadership role with this group right off the hop and ran away with it, and was vocal, was respectful, was everything it takes to be a Panther. His future looks bright.

— Florida Panthers director of player development Brian Skrudland on defenseman Aaron Ekblad's performance at development camp