Todd Angilly sings the national anthem prior to Game One of the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Final. (Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Boston Bruins have officially named Todd Angilly as their home-game National Anthem singer, the team announced Thursday morning.
Angilly, 44, is a trained opera singer and probation officer from Warwick, Rhode Island—and also has a job as a bartender at TD Garden, working before and after belting out the Star-Spangled Banner.
He has additionally performed for the Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, and Revolution.
The singer stood out of the rotating crowd of singers the Bruins employed last season, when he sang at sixteen regular-season games as well as every home game of the Stanley Cup series against the Maple Leafs.
Earlier this year, WBZ NewsRadio's Drew Moholland caught up with Angilly, who said his job serving brews to excited B's fans before games helped get him amped for the anthem.
"The customers are coming in, and everybody's fired up and everybody's in a good mood," Angilly said. "It kinda takes my mind off it a little bit."
He took over for Rene Rancourt after Rancourt retired from the position after 42 years at the close of the 2017-2018 season.
Angilly will sing at about 80 percent of Bruins regular-season home games during the 2019-2020 season, with the rest of the games being covered by a rotating cast of singers.
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