|5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
170 lb (77 kg)
|Born||July 21, 1925,|
Winnipeg, MB, CA
|Died||April 16 2021 (aged 95),|
|Pro Career||1946 – 1958|
Peirson finished his NHL career with 153 goals and 173 assists for 326 points in 545 games, and played in the NHL All-Star Game in 1950 and 1951.
He retired first in 1954, but after a season came back and lasted until 1958.
Following his retirement, Peirson became a prominent broadcast analyst for the Bruins, first on WBZ radio with Fred Cusick -- with whom as a player he had done a TV demonstration during one of CBS-TV's short-lived weekly NHL telecasts. Then he went on WSBK television, initially with Don Earle and then for many years with Cusick, who had moved from radio to TV.
The Boston Bruins organization announced that he passed away on April 16, 2021 at the age of 95.
An incredible video featuring the 1951 off-season activities of 15 NHL players in the days when most worked during the summer. Brief, excellent game footage of each is shown. Players featured are Ted Lindsay, Johnny Peirson, Bill Mosienko, Bill Gadsby, Bill Juzda, Leo Reise, Jack Gelineau, Edgar Laprade, Doug and Max Bentley, Chuck Rayner, Gus Mortson, Pentti Lund, Glen Harmon, Elmer Lach.