According to Cherry, a baseball injury suffered in the off season kept him from making the NHL.
Don is the agent for Jason Spezza who plays for the Ottawa Senators.
Don Cherry played tenor drum in a civilian pipe and drum band in Ontario.
He was granted honorary membership of the Police Association of Ontario in 2005.
Cherry contributed in developing Rose Cherry's Home for Kids in Milton, Ontario.
In 1997, Cherry's wife, Rose, died of cancer.
In 1985, the first of a chain of franchised sports bars/restaurants bearing Don Cherry's name was opened in Hamilton.
He appeared in The Tragically Hip's video The Darkest One.
His voice was also used in Disney's animated feature The Wild.
Cherry was named to the top ten Greatest Canadians by a CBC program in 2004.
Cherry owns a bull terrier named Blue.
Cherry is the part-owner and the former coach of the Ontario Hockey League's Mississauga IceDogs.
He was hired in 1980 to coach the Colorado Rockies in the AHL.
Cherry was fired by the Boston Bruins for making a costly mistake in the 1979 playoff series against the Montreal Canadians.
Cherry won the Jack Adams Award in 1976.
In the 1974-75 season, Cherry became an NHL head coach for the Boston Bruins
He was named AHL coach of the year in 1974.
Cherry became the coach of the Rochester Americans in the middle of the 1971-72 season.
Don has a younger brother, Dick Cherry, who played 145 NHL games: 6 with the Boston Bruins and 139 with the Philadelphia Flyers.
Cherry retired from hockey in 1970.
Cherry played 15 season in the American Hockey League.
Cherry won the Memorial Cup with Barrie in 1953.
He played junior hockey with the Barrie Flyers and the Windsor Spitfires in the Ontario Hockey Association.
He is a highschool drop-out.
Cherry is the host of multiple Rock'em Sock'em videos.
He played one game for the Boston Bruins when they were in the 1955 playoffs.
Don coached Boston for a few years as well as the Colorado Rockies.
Cherry: The greatest hockey player who ever lived: Bobby Orr, and I love him.
Cherry: Anybody who says they don't like fighting in the NHL have to be out of their minds.
Cherry: It's always been a part of the game. The fans love fighting. The players don't mind. The coaches like the fights. What's the big deal?
Cherry (On hockey visors): Most of the guys that wear them are Europeans and French guys.
Cherry: If it keeps going like this, the Zamboni driver is going to be the first star.
Cherry: I died on May 10, 1979; at 11:10 p.m. to be exact. Two shots killed me. The first, which left me critically wounded, was fired by Guy Lafleur. The one that wiped me out came from the stick of Yvon Lambert. Had I survived these attacks I have no doubt that I would still be coach of the Boston Bruins today and, quite likely, governor of Massachusetts.
Cherry: I consider my style that of the men of the 1930s, where men had an elegant style, tight suits, tight collars, lots of jewellery, a clean sharp image. I must admit my style has been called foppish, but I like it.
Ron McLean (On working with Don Cherry): Don's the only guy I know who you can't quite predict. There are times when he just snaps and I have to make a decision: Can I carry on with this, or must I totally back off and save us both?
Joe Thornton (Talking about Don Cherry): Everybody's a fan of his growing up; we all watched Coach's Corner. I'm his number one fan.
Cherry (On Don Saleski, who he coached in Colorado): I remember taking a look at him and saying 'Anyone who perms his hair has got to go'. So we sent him to Fort Worth.
Cherry: If Saddam Hussein put up 1,000 missiles at our country, who would you go to for help? The Russians or the U.S.?
Cherry: I think the people, the working-man people, made a statement here, that you don't have to be a college graduate to be a good Canadian.
Cherry (After a goal, Islanders' Zigmund Palffy kisses teammate Travis Green on the lips): I know those guys who wear visors are sweeties, but that's a little too much.
Cherry: I look around and I wish sometimes I could just walk into a building and be like any other coach, but I can't and I realize that. ... I have to be Don Cherry to the kids who go to the games. ... I think I owe it to them to sign autographs.