The Boston Bruins announced their next national anthem singer on Thursday. Uxbridge, Mass. native and Nashville recording artist Shanna Jackman will sing the U.S. and Canadian anthems before the B’s take on the Edmonton Oilers at TD Garden.
Jackman is based in Massachusetts and has performed the national anthem for the Bruins before, going back to Nov. 2009. She’s an award-winning singer-songwriter, most recently winning Limelight Magazine’s Unsung Hero award in 2016. She’s the second singer to get anthem duties at TD Garden, following Todd Angilly’s performance at the home opener against the Ottawa Senators.
Jackman has also performed the anthem at a number of military and charity events in recent years. She’s worked as a public safety dispatcher for local police, fire, and EMS units for more than 14 years.
The Bruins will continue to employ a variety of national anthem singers at home games following their search for a replacement for the retired Rene Rancourt this past summer. Jackman was among the 52 finalists to partake in live auditions, as was Angilly.
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