Jay Pandolfo

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Jay Pandolfo
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Born (1974-12-27) December 27, 1974 (age 39)
Winchester, MA, USA
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for New Jersey Devils
New York Islanders
Boston Bruins
National team  United States
NHL Draft 32nd overall, 1993
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 1996–2014

Jay Paul Pandolfo (born December 27, 1974) is a former American professional ice hockey forward. He spent most of his National Hockey League career with the New Jersey Devils before playing the 2011–12 season with the New York Islanders and the 2012-13 season with the Boston Bruins. His younger brother Mike was also once a member of the Devils organization.

Playing career[edit]

Pandolfo grew up in Burlington, Massachusetts and played hockey for Burlington High School, where he graduated in 1992.

He was a member of the Burlington Hockey and Skating Association's Massachusetts state champion team in 1989 for the Bantam age group. This team went on to place fifth in the US National tournament in Chicago.

Pandolfo was drafted by the New Jersey Devils 32nd overall in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft after his first season at Boston University. Pandolfo would play three more seasons as a star player at BU. He played 133 games there, scoring 78 goals and 89 assists for 167 points. In his last season he led Hockey East in goals with 38 and was named to the NCAA All-American Team, as well as being named the Hockey East Player of the Year.

It took Pandolfo two more seasons to become a regular with New Jersey, and his first full season in 1998–99 has been his best to date, scoring 14 goals and 27 points in 70 games. Pandolfo won two Stanley Cups in New Jersey, 2000 and 2003. His best playoff season was in 2003 when he scored 6 goals and 12 points in 24 games.

During the NHL lockout in 2005 he was the assistant varsity coach for Burlington High School, in Burlington, Massachusetts.

Pandolfo became a Frank J. Selke Trophy finalist for the first time following the 2006–07 season.[1] He served as one of four alternate captains for the Devils for the 2006–2007 and 2007–2008 seasons. Pandolfo netted his first career NHL hat trick against the Tampa Bay Lightning, in a 6–1 Devils win on October 31, 2007, which was also the first ever hat trick at the Prudential Center.

On November 30, 2007, Pandolfo's 307 consecutive games streak came to an end after suffering a pelvic injury when crashing into the boards in the Devils previous game. He had the fourth longest streak in franchise history with Travis Zajac holding the record at more than 389 games.[2]

The day before the free agent signing period opened on June 30, 2010, the Devils parted ways with Pandolfo, placing him on waivers and then buying out his contract.[3]

On September 3, 2011, Pandolfo accepted an invite to the New York Islanders training camp on a tryout basis. On October 4, 2011, Pandolfo signed with the Islanders for one-year. During the 2011–12 season on November 17, Pandolfo scored his 100th NHL goal in a game against the Montreal Canadiens.

On January 11, 2013, Pandolfo was invited to the Boston Bruins training camp on a pro tryout basis. He practiced with their AHL affiliate, the Providence Bruins and on February 17, 2013 he was called up to play against the Winnipeg Jets. He played 18 games for the Boston Bruins.

On December 6, 2013, Pandolfo announced his retirement.[4]

Hockey camp[edit]

Pandolfo runs a hockey camp in Andover, Massachusetts, along with former New Jersey Devils teammate Scott Gomez.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1992–93 Boston University HE 39 17 23 40 16
1993–94 Boston University HE 37 17 25 42 27
1994–95 Boston University HE 20 7 13 20 6
1995–96 Boston University HE 40 38 29 67 6
1995–96 Albany River Rats AHL 5 3 1 4 0 3 0 0 0 0
1996–97 Albany River Rats AHL 12 3 9 12 0
1996–97 New Jersey Devils NHL 46 6 8 14 6 6 0 1 1 0
1997–98 Albany River Rats AHL 51 18 19 37 24
1997–98 New Jersey Devils NHL 23 1 3 4 4 3 0 2 2 0
1998–99 New Jersey Devils NHL 70 14 13 27 10 7 1 0 1 0
1999–00 New Jersey Devils NHL 71 7 8 15 4 23 0 5 5 0
2000–01 New Jersey Devils NHL 63 4 12 16 16 25 1 4 5 4
2001–02 New Jersey Devils NHL 65 4 10 14 15 6 0 0 0 0
2002–03 New Jersey Devils NHL 68 6 11 17 23 24 6 6 12 2
2003–04 New Jersey Devils NHL 82 13 13 26 14 5 0 0 0 0
2004–05 EC Red Bull Salzburg EBEL 19 5 7 12 0
2005–06 New Jersey Devils NHL 82 10 10 20 16 9 1 4 5 0
2006–07 New Jersey Devils NHL 82 13 14 27 8 11 1 0 1 4
2007–08 New Jersey Devils NHL 54 12 12 24 22 5 0 0 0 2
2008–09 New Jersey Devils NHL 61 5 5 10 10 7 1 0 1 0
2009–10 New Jersey Devils NHL 52 5 4 9 6
2010–11 Springfield Falcons AHL 12 2 4 6 4
2011–12 New York Islanders NHL 62 1 2 3 8
2012–13 Boston Bruins NHL 18 0 0 0 2
NHL totals 899 100 126 226 164 131 11 22 33 12

International[edit]

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
1994 United States WJC 7 0 0 0 2
1999 United States WC 2 0 0 0 0
Junior int'l totals 7 0 0 0 2
Senior int'l totals 2 0 0 0 0

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-Hockey East All-Star 1995–96
AHCA East First-Team All-American 1995–96
Hockey East All-Tournament Team 1996 [5]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Chris Imes
Hockey East Player of the Year
1995–96
Succeeded by
Chris Drury