Friday, July 17, 2015

KEN DRYDEN

There is "Throwback Thursday" which was yesterday, so there ought to be a "Fro-back Friday" too! In this case it is a look back to January 1st, 2015 when The Hello Project launched with a legend.

For those of, ahem, a certain age, Ken Dryden was the NHL legendary goaltender for Montreal Canadiens. Every kid playing street hockey, pond hock or even lacrosse wanted to be goalie, Ken Dryden.

So many basement tv rooms in friends homes had posters of Ken on their wall. He was larger than life. In this photo, Ken sits beside my desk in the newsroom and we chatted for a couple of hours.

A tall, imposing man, Ken's size is the thing of dread on the ice, but to speak with him, his soft voice and comforting manner are disarming.

Today, living in Hamilton, Ontario, Ken is a lawyer, a politician, a businessman, an author and a recipient of the Order of Canada and a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.

PHOTO: SPENCER WYNN

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