The legendary goaltender Ken Dryden will head to The Rock in the wake of the release his latest book Scotty: A Hockey Life Like No Other, a tribute to iconic coach Scotty Bowman.
Dryden will be signing copies of his new book, SCOTTY this Saturday at 10AM at COSTCO St. John’s 75 Danny Dr, St. John’s, NL A1H 1A3
Scotty Bowman is renowned as the best coach in hockey history, and one of the greatest coaches in all of sports. He won more games and more Stanley Cups than anyone else. Remarkably, despite all the changes in hockey, he coached at the very top for more than four decades, his first Cup win and his last an astonishing twenty-nine years apart. And uniquely, different from anyone who has ever lived, he has experienced the best of hockey continuously since he was fourteen years old. With his precious standing room pass to the Montreal Forum, he saw “Rocket” Richard play at his peak everySaturday night. He saw a seventeen-year-old Gordie Howe just starting out. He scouted a thirteen- year-old Bobby Orr in Parry Sound, Ontario. He coached Guy Lafleur and Mario Lemieux. He coached against Wayne Gretzky. For the past decade, as an advisor for the Chicago Blackhawks, he has watched Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin, and Connor McDavid. He has seen it all up close.
Ken Dryden was a Hall-of-Fame goaltender with the Montreal Canadiens. His critically acclaimed and bestselling books have shaped the way we read and think about hockey.
Now the coach and player who won five Stanley Cups together team up once again.
In Scotty, Dryden has given his coach a new test: Tell us about all these players and team syou’ve seen, but imagine yourself as their coach. Tell us how you would coach them and coachagainst them. And then choose the top eight teams of all time, match them up against one another in a playoff series, and, separating the near-great from the great, tell us who would win. And why.
This book is about a life—a hockey life, a Canadian life, a life of achievement. It is Scotty Bowman in his natural element, behind the bench one more time.
KEN DRYDEN was a goalie for the Montreal Canadiens in the 1970s, during which time the team won six Stanley Cups. He also played for Team Canada in the 1972 Summit Series. He has been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame and the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame. He is a former federal member of parliament and cabinet minister, and is the author of seven books, including The Game,Home Game (with Roy MacGregor), and Game Change. He and his wife, Lynda, live in Toronto and have two children and four grandchildren.
*Bio courtesy of Penguin Random House Canada