Don Cherry

ice hockey coach, television commentator

Donald Stewart Cherry (born February 5, 1934) is a Canadian former[1] ice hockey commentator. He is also a sports writer, as well as a retired professional hockey player and National Hockey League (NHL) coach.

Don Cherry
Don Cherry in 2010.jpg
Don Cherry pictured at the CBC Winter Launch in 2010
Born (1934-02-05) February 5, 1934 (age 85)
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Hershey Bears
Boston Bruins
Springfield Indians
Rochester Americans
Vancouver Canucks (WHL)
Playing career 1954–1972

In 2004, Cherry was voted by viewers as the seventh-greatest Canadian of all-time in the CBC miniseries The Greatest Canadian.

Cherry played one game with the Boston Bruins, and later coached the team for five seasons.

From 1986 to 2019, Cherry co-hosted Coach's Corner—a segment aired during CBC's Saturday-night NHL broadcast Hockey Night in Canada.[2][3]

In November 2019, Cherry was fired by Sportsnet from Hockey Night in Canada for comments that suggested Canadian immigrants liked military veterans dying and benefited from it.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Don Cherry: Canadian hockey pundit fired for poppy rant". Retrieved 2019-11-11.
  2. "The Don Cherry Lexicon". CBC. Retrieved 2007-12-01.
  3. "Don Stewart Cherry". The Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2015-09-30.
  4. "'I don't regret a thing': Don Cherry speaks out on his firing and Ron MacLean | CTV News". www.ctvnews.ca. Retrieved 2019-11-12.

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