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Don Cherry pictured at the CBC Winter Launch in 2010
|Born||February 5, 1934
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)|
|Played for||Hershey Bears
Vancouver Canucks (WHL)
Donald Stewart Cherry (born February 5, 1934) is a Canadian former ice hockey commentator. He is also a sports writer, as well as a retired professional hockey player and National Hockey League (NHL) coach.
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.
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.
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Cherry was inducted into the American Hockey League Hall of Fame in 2019.
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