Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jay Pandolfo
Jay Pandolfo stepped onto the stage of hockey in a big way while attending Boston University from 1992 to 1996. In his senior year, he was selected to the Hockey East All-Star Team, to the NCAA East First All-American Team and was the Hockey East Player-of-the-Year. A member of the U.S. World Junior team in 1994, Pandolfo was a standout player at Burlington Prep School before he was recruited by BU.

But the New Jersey Devils had decided they liked Pandolfo well before his final year of college, drafting the young recruit back in 1993. During his first three seasons with the Devils, he picked up some big-league experience here and there while shuttling back and forth between Jersey and their AHL affiliate, the Albany River Rats.

In 1998-99, however, Pandolfo finally earned a regular spot on the Devils' roster and his strong play throughout the regular season earned him a sport the U.S. World Championship team later that spring. But as an NHLer, his role underwent a drastic change from his high-scoring days at Boston College. In the pro ranks, he became a stronger two-way player, and well schooled defensively. In exchange for his humbled position with the club, Pandolfo was able to ride the Devils' momentum all the way to a Stanley Cup victory in 2000.

Since that time, Pandolfo has established himself as a solid, up-and-down winger who plays an exemplary team game. He has sufficient size to battle in the corners and is feverishly intense as a forechecker and penalty killer. Pandolfo earned his stripes in the mold of the prototypical Devils forward who plays a tight, tough and tenacious game. In 2003, Pandolfo earned his second Stanley Cup ring.

Aside from his WJC appearances, Pandolfo represented his homeland at the 1999 World Championships.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1989-90 Burlington High School High-MA 23 33 30 63 18
1990-91 Burlington High School High-MA 20 19 27 46 10
1991-92 Burlington High School High-MA 20 35 34 69 14
1992-93 Boston University Terriers H-East 37 16 22 38 16
1993-94 Boston University Terriers H-East 37 17 25 42 27
1993-94 United States WJC-A 7 0 0 0 2
1994-95 Boston University Terriers H-East 20 7 13 20 6
1995-96 Boston University Terriers H-East 39 38 29 67 6
1995-96 Albany River Rats AHL 5 3 1 4 0 3 0 0 0 0
1996-97 New Jersey Devils NHL 46 6 8 14 6 -1 6 0 1 1 0
1996-97 Albany River Rats AHL 12 3 9 12 0
1997-98 New Jersey Devils NHL 23 1 3 4 4 -4 3 0 2 2 0
1997-98 Albany River Rats AHL 51 18 19 37 24 +9
1998-99 New Jersey Devils NHL 70 14 13 27 10 +3 7 1 0 1 0
1998-99 United States WC-A 2 0 0 0 0
1999-00 New Jersey Devils NHL 71 7 8 15 4 0 23 0 5 5 0
2000-01 New Jersey Devils NHL 63 4 12 16 16 +3 25 1 4 5 4
2001-02 New Jersey Devils NHL 65 4 10 14 15 +12 6 0 0 0 0
2002-03 New Jersey Devils NHL 68 6 11 17 23 +12 24 6 6 12 2
2003-04 New Jersey Devils NHL 82 13 13 26 14 +5 5 0 0 0 0
2004-05 EC Red Bull Salzburg Austria 19 5 7 12 0
2005-06 New Jersey Devils NHL 82 10 10 20 16 +2 9 1 4 5 0
2006-07 New Jersey Devils NHL 82 13 14 27 8 -5 11 1 0 1 4
2007-08 New Jersey Devils NHL 54 12 12 24 22 +10 5 0 0 0 2
2008-09 New Jersey Devils NHL 61 5 5 10 10 -12 7 1 0 1 0
2009-10 New Jersey Devils NHL 52 4 5 9 6 -10
2010-11 Springfield Falcons AHL 12 2 4 6 4 -2
2011-12 New York Islanders NHL 62 1 2 3 8 -14
2012-13 Boston Bruins NHL 18 0 0 0 2 -2
NHL Totals 899 100 126 226 164 131 11 22 33 12


Hockey East First All-Star Team (1996)
Hockey East Player of the Year (1996)
NCAA East First All-American Team (1996)
Signed as a free agent by Salzburg (Austria), December 27, 2004. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Springfield (AHL), November 22, 2010. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, October 4, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Boston, February 12, 2013. Missed majority of 2012-13 as a healthy reserve. Officially announced his retirement, December 7, 2013.