Ken Dryden & Conn Smythe DUAL Signed Montreal Canadiens Vintage Model Jersey
- Kenneth Wayne "Ken" Dryden, PC OC, (born August 8, 1947) is a Canadian politician, lawyer, businessman, author, and former NHL goaltender. He is an officer of the Order of Canada and a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. Dryden was a Liberal Member of Parliament from 2004, also serving as a cabinet minister from 2004 to 2006, until losing his seat in the 2011 Canadian federal elections. On January 27, 2017, in a ceremony during the All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles, Dryden was part of the second group of players to be named one of the '100 Greatest NHL Players' in history.
- Originally drafted by the Bruins in the 1964 NHL Amateur Draft and immediately traded to the Canadiens, Dryden deferred his professional playing career to complete his bachelor's degree at Cornell. He made his NHL debut in 1971 for the Canadiens. Dryden played only six regular-season games after a late-season call-up but sporting a minuscule 1.65 goals-against average. This earned him the number 1 goalie job for the playoffs ahead of veteran All-Star Rogie Vachon, and the Canadiens rode their hot young goalie to win the Stanley Cup. He then became the backbone of 5 more Stanley Cup-winning teams in 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, and 1979. During that first playoff season, Dryden won the Conn Smythe Trophy (1971), as the playoffs' most valuable player. The following year Dryden won the Calder Trophy, 1972, as the Rookie of the year because the previous year he did not play enough regular season games to become eligible. He remains the only NHL player to ever win the Conn Smythe Trophy before winning the rookie of the year award. In the autumn of 1972 Dryden played for Team Canada in the 1972 Summit Series against the Soviet national ice hockey team.
- Constantine Falkland Cary Smythe (February 1, 1895 – November 18, 1980) was a Canadian businessman, soldier and sportsman in ice hockey and horse racing. He is best known as the principal owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1927 to 1961 and as the builder of Maple Leaf Gardens. As owner of the Leafs during numerous championship years, his name appears on the Stanley Cup eight times: 1932, 1942, 1945, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1951 and 1962.
- Smythe is also known for having served in both World Wars, organizing his own artillery battery in the Second World War. The horses of Smythe's racing stable won the Queen's Plate twice among 145 stakes race wins during his lifetime. Smythe started and ran a successful sand and gravel business. He was a big supporter of the Ontario Society for Crippled Children and the Variety Club and founded the Conn Smythe Foundation philanthropic organization.
- This stunning and captivating signature jersey from Ken Dryden, and Conn Smythe himself, the man who the NHL playoff MVP trophy is named after is one of the most impressive signature jerseys the collecting world has ever seen.
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