Jay Pandolfo
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Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
AHL Team Providence Bruins
Nationality Flag of the United States American
Born December 27 1974 (1974-12-27) (age 45),
Winchester, MA, U.S.
NHL Draft 32nd overall, 1993
New Jersey Devils
Pro Career 1996 – present

Jay Pandolfo (b. December 27, 1974, Winchester, Massachusetts) is an American ice hockey forward who currently plays for the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League.

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 5th 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 has 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.

Pandolfo is primarily a defensive specialist, and has played his entire NHL career in New Jersey. His younger brother Mike is also a member of the Devils organization.

Pandolfo became a Frank J. Selke Trophy finalist for the first time following the 2006–2007 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 third longest streak in franchise history with Ken Daneyko holding the record at 388 games.

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