Jay Pandolfo is in his third season as an assistant coach with the team, having joined the coaching staff on May 24, 2016 following two years in the club's front office working in player development.
The native of Burlington, MA joined the Boston management team following a 15-year playing career, first as a player development coach in the 2014-15 season and in 2015-16 as the team's Director of Player Development, during which time he worked with the team's drafted prospects throughout their system.
Drafted by the New Jersey Devils as their second pick, 32nd overall, in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft, Pandolfo played
899 NHL games with New Jersey, New York Islanders and Boston and had career NHL totals of 100 goals, 126 assists and 226 points. He won two Stanley Cup championships with the Devils in 1999-2000 and 2002-03 and formally retired as a player in January, 2014 after playing his last season with Boston in 2012-13.
The left wing played four years of college hockey at Boston University from 1992-1996 with career college totals of 79 goals and 169 points in 136 games. That included a 38-goal, 67-point season in 40 games as captain in 1995-96 when he was a Hobey Baker Award finalist. He won an NCAA championship with the Terriers in 1994-95.
Pandolfo and his wife Juliane have two children, son Sam and daughter Liv.