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Johnny Peirson
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Position right wing
Teams Boston Bruins
Nationality Canada
Born July 21, 1925,
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Pro Career 1946 – 1958


Johnny Frederick Peirson (born 21 July 1925 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a retired National Hockey League player who played right wing for the Boston Bruins.

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.

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