RI’s Angilly officially becomes Bruins anthem singer

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Todd Angilly sings the national anthem before Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the St. Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins, Monday, May 27, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — After a year-long audition, Todd Angilly was officially named as the Boston’s Bruins national anthem singer.

Angilly, who is a Warwick native, is a classically trained opera singer.

In a video posted on the Bruins Twitter page, Angilly said he has covered a couple of games a season for the past several years.

He temporarily took the role last year after Rene Rancourt retired after 42 years as the team’s anthem singer.

Angilly – who is also a bartender at AT&T Sports Deck on TD Garden’s fifth floor – said it’s surreal following Rancourt.

“They went from a legend to a guy who’s up in the fifth-floor bar. It’s kind of weird,” Angilly said.

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