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Johnny Peirson
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Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
170 lb (77 kg)
Teams Boston Bruins
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born (1925-07-21)July 21, 1925,
Winnipeg, MB, CA
Died April 16 2021 (aged 95),
Massachusetts
Pro Career 1946 – 1958

Johnny Frederick Peirson (born 21 July 1925 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, died April 16, 2021 in Massachusetts) was a former National Hockey League player who played right wing for the Boston Bruins.

Playing Career[]

In 1946, after spending a season with the McGill Redmen, Peirson was invited to join the Boston Bruins main farm team Hershey Bears. After two seasons he made it as regular with the Bruins.

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.[1]

Gallery[]

Video[]

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.

External Links[]

  • https://www.boston.com/sports/boston-bruins/2021/04/17/johnny-peirson-bruins-player-broadcaster-dies-age-95
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