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Wednesday, November 19, 2003
The Dryden file
By Phillip Lee
Special to ESPN Classic
Ken Dryden was originally selected by the Boston Bruins in the 1964 Amateur Draft, but decided to attend Cornell University instead.
Dryden went on to play for the Canadian national team before joining the Montreal Canadiens in 1970-71. He played only six regular-season games for the Habs, but starred in the post-season. Dryden played in all 20 playoff games, led Montreal to a Stanley Cup and earned Conn Smythe honors.
Dryden led the Canadiens to five more Stanley Cup titles before calling it quits in 1979. He was only 31. During his seven-plus seasons, Dryden's 258-57-74 mark ranks him first in all-time in winning percentage for a goalie with a .758 mark. He was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1983.
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