Jay Paul Pandolfo (born December 27, 1974) is an American former 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. He currently works as an assistant coach for the Boston Bruins.
Pandolfo during his tenure with the New Jersey Devils.
December 27, 1974|
Winchester, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
New Jersey Devils|
New York Islanders
|National team||United States|
32nd overall, 1993|
New Jersey Devils
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 with the Devils in 2000 and 2003. His best playoff season was in 2003 when he scored 6 goals and 12 points in 24 games.
Pandolfo became a Frank J. Selke Trophy finalist for the first time following the 2006–07 season. 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.
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.
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 January 30, 2014, Pandolfo announced his retirement.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|1989–90||Burlington High School||HS-MA||23||33||30||63||18||—||—||—||—||—|
|1990–91||Burlington High School||HS-MA||20||19||27||46||10||—||—||—||—||—|
|1991–92||Burlington High School||HS-MA||20||35||34||69||14||—||—||—||—||—|
|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|
|1999–2000||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||4||5||9||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||New York Islanders||NHL||62||1||2||3||8||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honorsEdit
|All-Hockey East All-Star||1995–96|
|AHCA East First-Team All-American||1995–96|
|NCAA College Hockey Champion||1995|
|Hockey East All-Tournament Team||1996|||
|NHL Stanley Cup champion||2000, 2003|
- "Pandolfo a worthy Selke candidate". National Hockey League. 2007-04-01. Retrieved 2007-05-01.[dead link]
- "A Closer Look at Travis Zajac's Season As He Becomes an Ironman for the New Jersey Devils". 2011-03-16. Retrieved 2011-03-25.
- "Jay Pandolfo: End of Devils career hasn't sunk in yet". NJ.com. 2010-06-30. Retrieved 2010-09-23.
- The Canadian Press (2014-01-30). "TWO-TIME STANLEY CUP-CHAMPION JAY PANDOLFO ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT".
- "2013-14 Hockey East Media Guide". Hockey East. Retrieved 2014-05-19.