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David Murray "Sod" Dryden (born September 5, 1941) is a Canadian retired ice hockey goaltender. Dryden has the distinction of creating (as well as being the first goaltender to employ) the modern day goaltending mask consisting of a fiberglass mask with a cage.[1]

Dave Dryden
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Dryden with the St. Michaels Majors, c. 1961
Born (1941-09-05) September 5, 1941 (age 77)
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 186 lb (84 kg; 13 st 4 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for New York Rangers
Chicago Black Hawks
Buffalo Sabres
Salt Lake Golden Eagles
Chicago Cougars
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 1961–1979

Born in Hamilton, Ontario,[2] the son of Murray and Margaret Dryden, Dryden played in the National Hockey League and World Hockey Association from 1962 to 1979, playing for the New York Rangers, Buffalo Sabres, Chicago Black Hawks, Chicago Cougars, and Edmonton Oilers. On March 20, 1971, in a game between his Sabres and the Montreal Canadiens, Dryden faced his brother Ken, the only time in the history of the NHL that brothers opposed each other as goalies.[3][4]

Dryden's best years came in the WHA, playing for the Cougars and Oilers. He was the goalie against whom Wayne Gretzky scored his first professional goal.[5] In 1979, he won the Ben Hatskin Trophy as the WHA's top goaltender, and the Gordie Howe Trophy as league MVP. In 1977, Dryden designed the first mask-cage combination goalie mask. Maskmaker Greg Harrison transferred his design drawings into a final product which he wore for the Oilers. The mask is on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. The mask-cage combination goalie mask is now the norm in modern hockey.

Dave Dryden is the chair person of Sleeping Children Around the World charity (founded by his father) which provides bed kits to children in developing countries.

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Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1958–59 Aurora Bears MetJHL 48 2880 170 3 3.54
1959–60 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 12 5 6 1 720 39 1 3.25 1 0 0 20 2 0 6.00
1960–61 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 18 1080 66 1 3.67
1961–62 Toronto Marlboros MetJHL 32 17 8 6 1880 99 3 3.16 12 7 5 720 49 0 4.08
1961–62 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 1 0 40 3 0 4.50 .885
1961–62 Rochester Americans AHL 1 0 0 0 20 2 0 6.00
1962–63 Galt Hornets OHA-Sr. 40 2400 174 2 4.35 4 240 27 0 6.75
1963–64 Galt Hornets OHA-Sr. 39 2340 141 0 3.62 11 6 5 660 36 1 3.27
1964–65 Galt Hornets OHA-Sr. 35 2040 106 1 3.12 1 0 1 60 6 0 6.00
1964–65 Buffalo Bisons AHL 4 4 0 0 240 6 1 1.50
1965–66 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 11 3 4 1 453 23 0 3.05 .921 1 0 0 13 0 0 0.00 1.000
1966–67 St. Louis Braves CPHL 48 17 17 14 2880 158 2 3.29
1967–68 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 27 9 9 2 1268 1 69 3.26 .900
1968–69 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 30 12 11 2 1475 79 3 3.21 .904
1969–70 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 2 0 2 0 120 6 0 3.00
1970–71 Buffalo Sabres NHL 10 3 3 0 409 23 1 3.37 .900
1970–71 Salt Lake Golden Eagles WHL 8 1 6 0 364 34 0 5.60
1971–72 Buffalo Sabres NHL 20 3 9 5 1026 68 0 3.98 .887
1972–73 Buffalo Sabres NHL 37 14 13 7 2018 89 3 2.65 .908 2 0 2 120 9 0 4.50 .873
1973–74 Buffalo Sabres NHL 53 23 20 8 2987 148 1 2.97 .894
1974–75 Chicago Cougars WHA 45 18 26 1 2728 176 1 3.87 .895
1975–76 Edmonton Oilers WHA 62 22 34 5 3567 235 1 3.95 .878 3 0 3 180 15 0 5.00
1976–77 Edmonton Oilers WHA 24 10 13 0 1416 77 1 3.26 .889
1977–78 Edmonton Oilers WHA 48 21 23 2 2578 150 2 3.49 .879 2 0 1 91 6 0 3.96
1978–79 Edmonton Oilers WHA 63 41 17 2 3531 170 3 2.89 .890 13 6 7 687 42 0 3.67
1979–80 Edmonton Oilers NHL 14 2 7 3 744 53 0 4.27 .848
NHL totals 203 69 77 28 10,420 555 9 3.20 .897 3 0 2 133 9 0 4.06 .885
WHA totals 242 112 113 10 13,820 808 8 3.51 .886 18 6 11 958 63 0 3.95

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pre-Game Skate -- Evolution -- Goaltender's Equipment". 26 September 2008.
  2. ^ Cole, Stephen (2006). The Canadian Hockey Atlas. Doubleday Canada. ISBN 978-0-385-66093-8.
  3. ^ Stubbs, Dave (8 March 2016). "Deadline recall started Dryden's road to glory". NHL.com. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  4. ^ Denault, Todd (11 June 2011). "Backchecking: Dave Dryden". TheHockeyNews. The Hockey News. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  5. ^ The Rebel League: The Short and Unruly Life of the World Hockey Association, p.224, McLelland and Stewart, Toronto, ON, ISBN 0-7710-8947-3

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