One of the proudest records Don was ever involved in, was having eleven 20+ goal scorers on his 1977/78 season with the Bruins. You can contribute this fact as Don’s team never ran up scores. When the game was well in hand, he’d played his 3 & 4th line on the power plays and penalty killers would get a regular shift. Plus, his team was well balanced, with not so many super stars.
The last player to get his 20th was Bobby Millar under unusual circumstances. Toronto’s coach Roger Neilson pulled his goalie for a 6th man cause they were losing. But when the face off was in his own end, he still left the goalie out. Don specifically left Millar out there to get his 20th, which he did after thinking better as not to pass it to Bobby Schmautz. It was quite the celebration on the ice when he scored, and no fans or commentators on TV could figure out why.
The black & white picture was a favourite in Don Cherry’s Sport Grills to be asked to hockey trivia buffs that were always stumped. What significance was this picture? And if they got it, who didn’t belong in it? And who was he replacing? (because he was not at practice due to a knee injury). Be the highest bidder, and we will tell you the answer.
When Don went down to Boston to celebrate its 40th Anniversary of such a still record holding feat, he was given some posters that were signed by all that were in attendance. A very unique keepsake to say the least celebrating a record that will never ever be broken!
Watch the players talk about this feat:
or watch the celebration on Feb.13,2018 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyNy6ZUw0fU