Don Cherry, famous for his vibrant attire and peculiar as well as his wide mouth comments is a former ice hockey commentator based out of Ontario, Canada. He is better known for being a sports writer and former professional ice hockey player and NHL coach for the Boston Bruins. His famous penned books include Don Cherry’s Sports Heroes and Don Cherry’s Hockey Stories. For the last 33 years, Cherry co-hosted Coach’s Corner. Though his controversial comments made him famous in the realm of hockey commentating it additionally lead to his ruin when he, in November 2019, was terminated by Sportsnet for remarking on Canadian immigrants profiting by Canadian veterans and neglects to give the honor.
Don Cherry’s Bio
Real Name: Donald Stewart Cherry.
Birthday: 5 February 1934
Birthplace: Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Age: 85 years
Profession: Sports Writer, Former Ice Hockey Player, and Commentator
Height: 5’ 7”
Weight: 180 lbs
Wife: Rosemarie (Rose) Cherry (Died 1997) and Luba Cherry (1999- present)
Children: Cindy Cherry (Daughter) and Tim Cherry (Son)
Parents: Skylar Montgomery (Father) and Darlene Montgomery (Mother)
Net Worth: $14 million approx
Don Cherry Family
Cherry was born in Kingston, Ontario on February 5, 1934, to Delmar and Maude Cherry. His younger brother, Dick Cherry is also an Ice hockey player. He played at various levels, including two seasons in the National Hockey League with the Philadelphia Flyers. Don married his first wife Rosemarie “Rose” Cherry in 1957. They have a daughter Cindy Cherry and son Tim Cherry. Cindy also became a kidney donor for her brother’s transplant procedure. And on June 1, 1997, Rose died after her battle with liver cancer. In honor of her perseverance, Don started “Rose Cherry’s Home for Kids”. In 1999, Don married for the second time with Luba.
Don Cherry as a Hockey Player
In Cherry’s broad minor Hockey career, he had to move over fifty times during his early playing years to continue competing. In 1955, he played his only NHL game when the Boston Bruins called him up during the playoffs. According to Cherry, despite his almost 20 years playing in the minor leagues, an injury kept him away from making the NHL. He retired as a player in 1970 but came out of retirement two years later to play 19 final games with the Rochester Americans.
As a part of his position, Don has often been approached for various acting features. Likewise, he enacted Jake Nelson in the television series “Power Play.” Also, provided his voice in the animated television series “Zeroman”. Don also appeared on an episode of Goosebumps called “Don’t Go to Sleep!”. In 2008, Don also appeared on an episode of the widely-popular home improvement show “Holmes on Homes”.
Don Cherry Net Worth
So far, Don has enjoyed a very successful career as a hockey commentator, as well his years as a hockey coach in both the AHL and NHL. He is one of the Richest Sportscaster who was born in Canada. His estimated net worth stands at $14 million.
After Don finished his playing career, he worked as a Cadillac salesman and construction worker. Don Cherry got his breakthrough becoming the coach of the AHL Rochester Americans for the 1971-1972 season and won Coach of the Year. He got his name on the American Hockey League Hall of Fame in 2019.