Don Cherry Bio

(Sportswriter, Commentator)

Relationship Statistics of Don Cherry

What is Don Cherry marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Married
When did Don Cherry get married ? (married date):, 1999
How many children does Don Cherry have ? (name):Two (Tim Cherry, Cindy Cherry)
Is Don Cherry having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Don Cherry gay ?: No
Who is Don Cherry wife ? (name):Luba Cherry

More about the relationship

The relationship status of Don Cherry is married to Luba Cherry since 1999.

Previously he was married to Rosemarie Cherry from 1957 and had two children- Tim and Cindy Cherry. Unfortunately, Rosemarie passed away in 1997 after she lost her battle to liver cancer.

A street along the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, is located on “Rose Cherry Place”, a street that was named in honor of Don’s late wife, Rosemarie Cherry.

Who is Don Cherry?

Canadian Don Stewart Cherry is the 2019 American Hockey League Hall of Fame inductee.

Cherry has been a longtime supporter of the Police Services. On November 14, 2005, he was granted the Honorary Membership of the Police Association of Ontario.

Don Cherry is a commentator, a retired professional ice hockey player, and a National Hockey League coach. In 1953, Cherry won the Memorial Cup as a defenceman.

Dan is involved in charities and is a philanthropist.

Don Cherry’s Age, Family, Ethnicity

Don Cherry was born Donald Stewart Cherry on February 5, 1934, in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Moreover, his Zodiac sign is Aquarius.

His parents are Delmar and Maude Cherry and they belong to the Anglo-Saxons race. Mr. Cherry was an electrician with the Canadian Steamship Lines.

His paternal grandfather, Sub/Cst. John T. Jack Cherry was the original member of the North-West Mounted Police, also known as Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He was also the Captain of ship ‘Great Lakes’.

Don grew up with his young brother Richard John Cherry- a retired professional ice hockey player.

Don Cherry’s Professional Life

  • Career

Cherry played junior hockey with the Barrie Flyers and the Windsor Spitfires in the Ontario Hockey Association. In 1954, Cherry dropped out of high school and signed with the American Hockey League’s, Hershey Bears.

In 1960, 1965, 1966, 1968 Don won the Calder Cup championship with Springfield Indians and Rochester and in 1970, he retired as a player.

  • A Coach

In the 1971-72 season, Cherry became the coach of American Hockey League’s Rochester Americans.

After his three-year in Rochester, he was promoted to the NHL as head coach of the Boston Bruins. Cherry’s team had a successful run of two Stanley Cups and three first-place finishes.

In 1979, Cherry went on to coach the Colorado Rockies. Cherry’s NHL career ended on a positive note when they defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 5–0 in the final game of the season.

  • Broadcasting

In 1981, CBC hired Don as a Color Commentator. He didn’t last long in that role due to his tendency to openly cheer for one of the teams, especially the Boston  Bruins or Toronto Maple Leafs.

In the 1980s, Cherry hosted his own half-hour interview show, Don Cherry’s Grapevine. In the 1987–88 NHL season, he also hosted the weekly television show Don Cherry’s This Week in Hockey. 

ESPN announced that Cherry was joining Barry Melrose as a commentator for the remainder of the 2008 NHL Playoffs. He provided pre-game analysis for the conference finals, pre- and post-game analysis for the Stanley Cup finals and also appeared in ESPNews and ESPN Radio.

From 1984 to 2019, Cherry co-hosted Don Cherry’s Grapeline with Brian Williams. The show was aired over 100 stations across Canada and on several stations in the United States.

Don Cherry’s Charity

Cherry created the Don Cherry Pet Rescue Foundation. He donates all his profits to animal charities.

Don Cherry’s Awards, Accolades

In 1976, Don won Jack Adams Award as NHL Coach of the Year.

On November 14, 2005, Cherry was granted Honorary Membership of the Police Association of Ontario.

In February 2008, Cherry was awarded the Canadian Forces Medallion for Distinguished Service for ‘unwavering support to men and women of the Canadian Forces.

In 2004, he ranked at number 7 on the CBC’s miniseries The Greatest Canadian. 

Don Cherry’s Net Worth

Don’s net worth is $14 million USD. His earnings as a commentator is $32k US.

Don Cherry’s Height, Weight

Don has light hair and blue eyes. His height is 5 ft and 10 inches and his weight is 82kg.

Don Cherry’s Social Media

He has around 799.3k followers on Twitter.

 

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