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Don Cherry’s Hockey Greats and More by Cherry, Don
ISBN 9780385691864 – DOUBLEDAY CAN TITLES – RANDOM HOUSE US Paperback 272 pp – Oct 2019
Most fans of DON CHERRY know him for his blistering seven minutes of “Coach’s Corner” on Hockey Night in Canada, but they might have forgotten Don’s incredible journey through the world of hockey. In 1955, he played his one and only NHL game for the Boston Bruins. He then went on to coach in just about every level of hockey, from high school, to the American league, to the OHL, to International, to the NHL. Don won a state High School Championship, a Canada Cup, Coach of the Year in the AHL and the NHL, and has a .601 winning percentage in the NHL. After his coaching career, a chance appearance on Hockey Night in Canada launched a 35-year-long broadcasting career. In 2004, Don was voted the 7th All-Time Greatest Canadian and in 2015, Don and his “Coach’s Corner” partner Ron MacLean were inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame. His Rock’em Sock’em videos are all-time bestsellers and his syndicated radio show, Grapeline, has been on the air for over 30 years. Don’s just about done it all- player, coach, television and radio star, restaurateur and bestselling author.
Broadcasting icon and bestselling author Don Cherry is back to give us more of what we want- behind-the-scenes sports stories that are as colourful as his wardrobe.
For the last sixty years, Don Cherry has lived and breathed hockey. He has interviewed all of hockey’s biggest names on Grapevine and “Coach’s Corner,” and he coached some of them too. But Don’s interests span across all sports, and even beyond. In this unforgettable book, Don grants us unparalleled insider access to some of the most legendary athletes and figures of our time.
Follow Don to the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs and to the pitcher’s mound at Rogers Centre (and learn how the Blue Jays’ Josh Donaldson saved his neck). Jet back in time to meet Bobby Hull, Phil Esposito, Scotty Bowman, John Ferguson and other greats–up close and unfiltered. Discover Don’s opinions on the toughest guys he ever played against, “hockey parents,” the role of fighting in the game, and the Hall of Fame (and who should be in it). Learn about Don’s friendship with Gord Downie–the incomparable late frontman of the Tragically Hip and a lifelong hockey fan.
This is Don Cherry in all his hilarious and frank glory, spinning his yarns with the best of them.