He is no Rene Rancourt, but tenor Todd Angilly is building a loyal following in Bruins Nation.

Angilly sings the American national anthem and sometimes the Canadian national anthem before the Boston Bruins home games at TD Garden.

Rancourt, born on August 4, 1939, in Lewiston, Maine sang the national anthem at Fenway Park before Game 6 of the 1975 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Cincinnati Reds when Kate Smith backed out. In 1976, he began singing "The Star Spangled Banner" at Boston Bruins home games.

Rancourt retired as the Bruins anthem singer at the end of the 2017-18 season after 42 years. In 2019, Todd Angilly stepped in.

Rancourt's were mighty big shoes to fill but Angilly is up to the task.

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In 1975, Angilly was born in Warwick, Rhode Island, the same year Rancourt delivered the national anthem at Fenway Park for the first time. A trained opera singer and graduate of Warwick High School, Angilly has performed the national anthem for all five professional Boston sports teams.

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A 1999 graduate of New Hampshire's Plymouth State University, Angilly lives in Lynnfield, Massachusetts, and works as director of workforce development at the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.

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Angilly spent 12 years as a probation officer with the Essex County Superior Court.

NBCBoston.com says in February 2024, Angilly launched a campaign for Essex County clerk of courts against incumbent Thomas Driscoll Jr. Angilly is listed as an independent candidate. 

Angilly earned a bachelor's degree in music from Plymouth State University and was accepted into the opera program at the New England Conservatory in Boston. 

While studying at the Conservatory Angilly worked at Fenway Park. His talent was discovered and Angilly was added to the list of rotating performers to sing the national anthem at the historic ballpark.

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