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Jay Pandolfo
Jay Pandolfo
Left Wing
Number: 20
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 190
Shoots: Left
Born: Dec 27, 1974
Birthplace: Winchester, MA, United States
Drafted: NJD / 1993 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (32nd overall)
LAST SEASON: Completed his 11th NHL season, all with NJD…Appeared in his 700th career NHL game March 25 vs. Pittsburgh... Recorded points in season-high three straight games February 6-9 (2g-2a-4pts); also had points in back-to-back contests four times, most recently March 13-15 (1g-2a-3pts)... Assist February 20 vs. San Jose marked his 200th career NHL point; assist February 6 at Buffalo marked his first point since November 24... Returned to lineup/removed from Injured Reserve list February 4 vs. Pittsburgh... Placed on I.R. January 1, retroactive to November 28... Missed 28 games November 30-February 2 (groin), snapping consecutive games-played streak at career-high 307... Stretch was third longest in team history (currently fourth); trailed only K. Daneyko (388), S. Brylin (328) and K. Muller (321)... Passed A. Broten for third longest stretch in NJD history October 17 at Pittsburgh... Recorded first career hat trick/matched career high with six shots October 31 vs. Tampa Bay... Also had 1g-1a-2pts March 15 at Colorado, February 9 vs. Carolina and October 17 at Pittsburgh... Has averaged nearly 71 games during each of his nine full NHL campaigns... Is plus-39 over an eight-season span after going minus-two through 1998-99... Named team’s Unsung Hero/Players’ Player in 2007-08, as voted by his teammates, for the third straight season; Unsung Hero for fifth time in career... Saw action in all five post-season contests.


2006-07: Is Devils’ ironman; has played in a careerhigh 283 straight games…Consecutive games stretch played is fourth longest streak in Devils’ history; trails only K. Daneyko (388), K. Muller (321) and A. Broten (288)…Matched career high with 27 points (‘98-99); established career high with 14 assists…Recorded points in season-high three straight games twice: March 30-April 3 (3g-1a-4pts) and December 30-January 4 (3a)…Posted points in back-to-back games January 26-27 (1g-1a-2pts) and December 1-2 (1g-1a-2pts)…Scored his sixth career shorthanded goal February 8 vs. NY Islanders…Recorded four multiple-point games overall, including fifth career two-goal game April 1 vs. Boston…Had 1g-1a-2pts on two occasions: February 24 vs. Washington, and December 9 at Boston…Also posted two assists in home-opener October 12 vs. Toronto…Has averaged nearly 73 games during each of his eight full NHL campaigns…Is plus-29 over a seven-season span after going minus-two through 1999-00…Named team’s Unsung Hero/Players’ Player in ‘06-07, as voted by his teammates, for the second straight season…Appeared in all 11 post-season contests; has not missed a playoff game since 1998.

Was one of six Devils, including five forwards, to appear in all 82 games…Recorded 10g-10a- 20pts overall; reached ten-goal mark for third time…Posted career-high (tie) two assists February 7 vs. Tampa Bay…Assist February 7 marked his first power play point of season and first PP assist since November 21, 1998…Played in his 500th NHL game November 1 vs. Pittsburgh…Did not score a regular-season shorthanded goal for first time since 2000-01…Named team’s Unsung Hero and Players’ Player, as voted on by his teammates… Added 1g-4a-5pts in nine post-season contests; totals included shorthanded/game-winning goal in game four of Eastern Conference Semifinals vs. Carolina, and three assists in game 2 of ECQF vs. the NY Rangers…Opened post-season by appearing in his 100th career playoff game…

2004-05: Played in 19 contests with Salzburg (Aus.) in 2004-05; recorded 5g-7a- 12pts…Participated in former teammate I. Larionov’s farewell game December 13, 2004 at Luzhniki Arena in Moscow…

2003-04: One of just three Devils’ players (S. Brylin & P. Elias) – all forwards – to appear in every game…Eighty-two games played established a new career high (since tied)…Completed season tied for second (J. Langenbrunner) on squad with career-high two shorthanded goals…Also posted career-high 140 shots on goal; previous best was 100 in 1998-99…Thirteen goals passed his mark (10) from the previous two seasons combined… Goals in three straight games November 13-19 (3g) matched career high…

2002-03: Honored by his teammates as Unsung Hero for the second time (1998- 99)…Appeared in 68 regular-season games for his most appearances since 1999-00…Posted 6g-11a-17pts overall for his most offensive production since 1998- 99…Recorded assist February 19 vs. Ottawa for his 100th career point; appeared in his 400th NHL game March 27 at Tampa Bay…Missed 4 games January 13-18 due to slight concussion…Also missed ten of 13 games October 25-November 23 with groin injury…Matched career high with a plus-12 mark (’01-02)…Posted 6g-6a-12pts in playoffs; nearly matched the point total (14) of his previous 70 post-season games played…Tied J. Friesen and S. Niedermayer for the team scoring lead with 3g-2a-5pts in ECF vs. Ottawa…

2001-02: Played in 65 games overall after appearing in 63 the previous season…Dressed for first 32 games of season, including 37 straight matches since March 31, 2001…Suffered bruised ribs December 19 and missed 6 games and hip injury January 21 and missed ten contests…Played in his 300th NHL game December 8 vs. Washington…Posted New Jersey’s first SH tally of season January 17…Four goals matched his output from previous season…

2000-01: Posted 4g-12a-16pts in 63 games to surpass his assist (8) and point totals (15) from 1999-00…Suffered bruised shoulder October 14 vs. Anaheim; missed 13 games as a result…Played in all 25 post-season games; recorded 1g-4a-5pts…Total included 1g in game 2 of ECF vs. Pittsburgh for his first post-season tally since 1998-99…

1999-00: Played in 71 regularseason games, one more than in 1998-99…Missed 3 games February 2-8 with facial lacerations suffered January 29 at Detroit…Played in his 200th NHL game March 15 vs. Dallas…Appeared in all 23 playoff games…

Posted NHL career highs across the board with 14g, 13a (since surpassed) and 27 points (since tied)…Was recipient of Devils’ Unsung Hero Award as voted by his teammates…Recorded his first career overtime tally November 19 vs. Carolina…Appeared in his 100th NHL contest December 23 vs. St. Louis…Attempted his first career penalty shot December 30 at Washington; was unsuccessful vs. R. Tabaracci…Played in 39 straight games to begin regular-season sked…Missed 10 games March 20-April 8 with bruised right shoulder…Finished fourth on club with four game-winning tallies…Had his first career post-season goal in game 1 of ECQF vs. Pittsburgh…Represented United States at World Championships…

1997-98: Appeared in 23 games with Devils during six NHL stints; also played in 51 games with Albany (AHL)…Scored his first assist/point of season in October 3 seasonopener at Tampa Bay…Was assigned to Albany October 8 for first of five trips to the AHL…

1996-97: Began his first full pro season on River Rats’ roster; posted 3g-9a-12pts in 12 AHL appearances until November 14 call up to New Jersey for first time…Made NHL debut that night; posted first assist/point in following match November 16 and posted first career NHL goal December 28…

Signed with Devils April 4, 1996 upon completion of his collegiate season…Was immediately assigned to Albany, where he began his professional career…Recorded 3g-1a-4pts in five AHL games as regular-season came to a close…Was a Hobey Baker finalist in 1995-96; also a First Team All- American, Hockey East Player of the Year and was named to the HE All-Star and All-Tournament Teams his senior season…Led league with 38g in 1995-96…Four-season totals at Boston University show 78g-89a-167pts and 55 penalty minutes in 133 games…Represented United States at 1994 World Junior Championships…Drafted by Devils after 1992-93 freshman season…Is one of just four Devils’ draft choices ever selected directly from Hockey East (S. Pellerin, ’89; D. Emma, ’89 and B. Gionta, ’98) since league was formed in 1984-85.

Married Juliane Oliver in July 2005…Travels between Massachusetts and New Jersey during the off-season months…A Red Sox fan; participated in ceremonial puck drop with Japanese pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka prior to game December 14, 2006 at TD Banknorth Garden…Made a surprise visit with Stanley Cup in 2003 to Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Joey Kramer, Brad Whitford and Tom Hamilton of Aerosmith in Andover, MA…Also visited Boston Area Police and Fire Departments…Appeared in 2003 episode of Whoopi, along with S. Stevens…Attended 1998 Entry Draft in Buffalo as brother Mike, who signed with Lowell (AHL) in August 2006, was selected in third round by Sabres…Cousin Mark spent last season with Trenton (ECHL), and signed with Lowell (AHL) in August…Jay’s first job was as a construction worker…Lists U2 as his favorite musical group.