He is considered one of the greatest goalies of his generation and of all time. Yet he never won a Vezina nor was he ever on a NHL All Star team.
In my newest biography, I look at Gerry Cheevers, one of the most entertaining, truculent and clutch goaltenders of any era. I also take a look into the story behind his unmistakable mask, and look at his junior career which actually saw him play as a forward for part of his final junior season.
Also, below is a YouTube video with commentary from Cheevers former coach, Donald S. Cherry. Nice footage and some good stories from Grapes.