Johnny Peirson

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Johnny Peirson
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pictured c. 1946 at McGill University
Born (1925-07-21) July 21, 1925 (age 91)
Winnipeg, MB, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Boston Bruins
Playing career 1946–1958

John Frederick Peirson (born July 21, 1925) is a retired National Hockey League player who played right wing for the Boston 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. Following his retirement, Peirson became a prominent broadcast color 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 on WSBK television, initially with Don Earle and then for many years with Cusick, who had moved from radio to TV. During World War II, he served in the Canadian Army.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1943–44 Montreal Jr. Canadiens QJHL 15 1 2 3 4 3 2 0 2 8
1945–46 McGill Redmen MCHL 6 13 5 18
1946–47 Boston Bruins NHL 5 0 0 0 0
1946–47 Boston Olympics EAHL 10 5 10 15 24
1946–47 Hershey Bears AHL 26 11 11 22 32 11 3 2 5 10
1947–48 Boston Bruins NHL 15 4 2 6 0 5 3 2 5 0
1947–48 Hershey Bears AHL 36 14 26 40 39
1948–49 Boston Bruins NHL 59 22 21 43 45 5 3 1 4 4
1949–50 Boston Bruins NHL 57 27 25 52 49
1950–51 Boston Bruins NHL 70 19 19 38 43 2 1 1 2 2
1951–52 Boston Bruins NHL 68 20 30 50 30 7 0 2 2 4
1952–53 Boston Bruins NHL 49 14 15 29 32 11 3 6 9 2
1953–54 Boston Bruins NHL 68 21 19 40 55 4 0 0 0 2
1955–56 Boston Bruins NHL 33 11 14 25 10
1956–57 Boston Bruins NHL 68 13 26 39 41 10 0 3 3 12
1957–58 Boston Bruins NHL 53 2 2 4 10 5 0 1 1 0
NHL totals 545 153 173 326 315 49 10 16 26 26

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