Former New Jersey Devil Jay Pandolfo Signs With the Boston Bruins
The NHL side of the contract is worth $600,000. Pandolfo would earn $350,00o if he plays in the minors for the remainder of the season.
“I’m really excited,” Pandolfo said in an interview after inking the deal. “I was hoping this day was going to come. Now it’s here. I’m really excited to be part of this organization.”
Pandolfo who currently lives in the Boston Area was also a star at Boston University before being chosen by the Devils in the 1993 Entry Draft. He was the 32nd pick overall.
Following the 2006-07 season, Pandolfo was a finalist for the Frank J. Selke Trophy. The Selke Trophy is awarded to the leagues best defensive forward.
Pandolfo was a fan favorite when he was in New Jersey and parted ways with the Devils after he was placed on waivers in the summer of 2010 before the organization bought out his contract.
The forward attended the New York Islanders training camp last season on a try-out basis. After making the team, he scored one goal and had two assists in 62 games.
Pandolfo has been practicing with the Bruins since the lockout ended. During the last lockout in 2005, Pandolfo was an assistant varsity coach for a high school hockey team in Burlington, Massachusetts.
In the off-season, he and former Devil teammate and current San Jose Shark, Scott Gomez, run a hockey camp together in Andover, Massachusetts.