Don Cherry Detroit Octopus Autographed Coaches Corner 8×10 Photo
This Don Cherry Detroit Octopus Autographed Coaches Corner 8×10 Photo has been personally autographed by Mr. Cherry. Included with your purchase is a Certificate of Authenticity from AJ Sportsworld.
Learn More about Don Cherry:
Don Cherry is best known as the very outspoken commentator on the Coaches Corner segment of Hockey Night in Canada. He began his hockey journey as a player in the OHL and later moved on to the minor American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears. He spent 20 years playing in the minors with only one call up to the Boston Bruins where he played in one playoff game in 1955. He retired as a player but returned to the Rochester Americans a couple of years later. Midway through the season, he began coaching the club and was awarded Coach of the Year in 1972.
Having success in the minors, Don Cherry became head coach of the Boston Bruins in 1974. He was an eccentric, flamboyant coach that encouraged the physical part of hockey and the team under Cherry’s leadership became known as “the Big Bad Bruins.” He led the team to four straight division championships and in 1976 won the Jack Adams Award for coach of the year. He was also coach of Team Canada during the 1976 Canada Cup.
He became a broadcaster in 1980 and he began his tell-it-like-it-is segment Coaches Corner, during the first intermission of hockey games. Don Cherry is a strong support of tough “Canadian” type hockey that encourages fighting and physical play. Cherry had his own video series, Don Cherry’s Rock Em’, Sock Em Hockey that included hockey highlights and his trademark banter. He is also the owner of a successful chain of restaurants as well as an owner of the Mississauga Ice Dogs.
Own a piece of hockey history with a Don Cherry Detroit Octopus Autographed Coaches Corner 8×10 Photo!