October 02, 2015

Tom Songin

Known for his heavy slapshot, Tom "The Bomber" Songin was a baseball and hockey standout at Boston College.

The native of Norwood, Massachusetts scored 71 points in 82 collegiate hockey games, helping Boston College win the famed 1976 Beanpot championship. He was inducted into the Boston College athletic Hall of Fame in 1996.

Songin turned pro in 1977 and established himself as a solid goal scorer at the AHL level. The Bruins called upon him to play 42 NHL games over three seasons from 1976-1979. The lanky right winger responded with five goals and five assists for 10 career points.

Songin now works as a Ambassador to Youth Hockey for the Boston Bruins. He is also very active in the Boston Bruins alumni association.

He also has become the focus of an upcoming documentary as, in an unlikely set of circumstances, befriended a man with physical and mental health issues, inviting him into his home and enriching his life.

Though as Songin puts it, it is he who has had his life enriched, saying "he opened my world and, yeah, gave me a life."

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