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Ken Dryden | #29

G | 6' 3" | 207 lb
100 Greatest Players Hockey Hall of Fame
Career
GP W L OT GAA Sv%
397 258 57 -- 2.24 .922
  • Ken Dryden
  • Born: August 8, 1947
  • Birthplace: Hamilton, ON, CAN
  • Catches: Left
  • Draft: 1964 BOS, 3rd rd, 2nd pk (14th overall)
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Season GP GS W L T OT SA GA GAA Sv% SO MIN
NHL Career 397 389 258 57 74 -- 11,083 870 2.24 .922 46 23,329
Season GP GS W L T OT SA GA GAA Sv% SO MIN
NHL Career 397 389 258 57 74 -- 11,083 870 2.24 .922 46 23,329

News

Ken Dryden News

Awards

Ken Dryden Awards
Vezina Trophy
Season Team
1972-1973 Montréal Canadiens
1975-1976 Montréal Canadiens
1976-1977 Montréal Canadiens
1977-1978 Montréal Canadiens
1978-1979 Montréal Canadiens
Conn Smythe Trophy
Season Team
1970-1971 Montréal Canadiens
Calder Memorial Trophy
Season Team
1971-1972 Montréal Canadiens
Stanley Cup
Season Team
1970-1971 Montréal Canadiens
1972-1973 Montréal Canadiens
1975-1976 Montréal Canadiens
1976-1977 Montréal Canadiens
1977-1978 Montréal Canadiens
1978-1979 Montréal Canadiens

Bio

Ken Dryden Bio

As the 1971 Stanley Cup Playoffs approached, no team in hockey was more feared than the Boston Bruins. They had the greatest player in the sport, Bobby Orr. They had the most prolific offensive force in the game, Phil Esposito, who had just scored 76 goals in the regular season. The defending Stanley Cup champions had rung up numbers as if they were playing pinball, averaging 5.1 goals per game and counting four players with more than 100 points, led by Esposito (152) and Orr (139).

Paired against the Montreal Canadiens in the opening round, the Bruins seemed to have little cause for concern, having won five of the six meetings during the season, including two blowout victories -- by a combined score of 13-5 -- soon before the playoffs. When Al MacNeil, the Canadiens coach, announced that he was going with a 23-year-old kid out of Cornell University, Ken Dryden, as his goaltender, more than a few observers figured the Bruins would pummel Dryden, a veteran of six NHL games.

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