He also somehow found the time to write 5 books, including The Game, universally regarded as the best hockey book ever written.
Since losing out on a Liberal Party leadership bid in 2006 he has been somewhat quiet, at least on the national political scene. But he's back making headlines, thanks to the release of his new book.
Calm down hockey fans. Dryden's new book has little to do with hockey. Becoming Canada: Our Story, Our Politics, Our Future. Buy The Book: Amazon.ca - Chapters - Amazon.com
Becoming Canada is very much about politics. Dryden lays out his vision of a new nationalism, a new way of seeing this country that leaves behind the tired cliches of our past and embraces the modern and incredibly diverse country that Canada has become.
That means putting aside our traditional French/English divide and our anti-Americanism. He wants us to embrace being "the most global country in a global world."