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Former Bruins player and broadcaster Johnny Peirson has passed away at the age of 95. The team shared the news of his passing on social media, with a tweet reading “the Boston Bruins send their heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of former Bruin and longtime broadcaster Johnny Peirson.”

Peirson joined the Bruins in 1946, and spent 11 years in Boston. The right winger played in 544 career games, totaling 326 points on 153 goals and 173 assists. He was named an NHL All-Star twice, in 1950 and 1951.

Following his playing career, Peirson moved to the broadcast booth. He spent 18 years as the teams color commentator between TV and radio, calling games with play-by-play announcer Fred Cusick.

Originally from Winnipeg, Peirson played his junior hockey with the Montreal Jr. Canadiens and McGill University. He served in the Canadian Army during World War II.