Behold: the Toledo Walleye's homage to hockey's wackiest, suitsiest legend, Don Cherry. The Walleye, a minor league affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings, will wear the jerseys on Jan. 23 to celebrate Hockey Night. The jerseys will be auctioned after the game, with proceeds going toward the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life.
Cherry, who is a CBC commentator after a long career playing and coaching in the NHL, is known for his less-than-conventional formal wear.
He wears cherries:
Like a bizarre slot machine RT @GoldAndOrSmith He's wearing himself again: pic.twitter.com/FgRIPyyi9P— The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) June 14, 2015
He dresses for Christmas in June:
He wears whales on his head:
Don Cherry is wearing Shamu on his head! pic.twitter.com/5AF8K2TFj3— Stefanie Gordon (@Stefmara) March 3, 2013
He wears your grandma's curtains:
May 31, 2015
Safe to say the Walleye's jerseys are a fitting tribute.