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Former Bruins player, broadcaster, Johnny Peirson dies at age 95

"Sad day for Boston Bruins fans."

Johnny Peirson, Boston Bruins player, circa 1948. Boston Globe Archive

Former Bruins player and color commentator Johnny Peirson has died at age 95, the team shared Saturday.

“The Boston Bruins send their heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of former Bruin and longtime broadcaster Johnny Peirson,” the Bruins said via Twitter.

Peirson played in two NHL All-Star games, hit the 20-goal plateau four times, and finished his career with 153 goals and 173 assists for 326 points in 545 games.

He joined the WBZ radio broadcast booth in 1969 and called games alongside play-by-play announcer Fred Cusick. They then transitioned to television together, where they announced Bruins games for 18 years.

Many admirers expressed their condolences on Twitter.

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