Jason Paul Pandolfo (born 27 December 1974 in Winchester, Massachusetts ) is a retired American professional ice hockey player of Italian descent who has played during his active career, among other things, for the New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders and Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League.
Pandolfo played during his junior time for the Boston University in the National Collegiate Athletic Association, among others, Mike Grier and Chris Drury together. The New Jersey Devils selected him in the NHL Entry Draft in 1993 in the second round, 32nd position. 1996 brought the Devils him in their farm team, the Albany River Rats in the American Hockey League
In the 1996/97 season Pandolfo debuted in the NHL. Even if it never brought in a season Pandolfo to more than 27 points, he was a pillar of his team. His strengths lay in the defensive work. Especially positive fell to the fairness, for he had collected more than 23 penalty minutes in any season. He helped the Devils at their two Stanley Cup victories in 2000 and 2003. His play earned him a nomination for the Selke Trophy Frank J..
In 1999, he played for the United States in the World Ice Hockey Championship. After the 2004/05 season was canceled due to a strike, he completed 19 games for the EC Red Bull Salzburg in the Austrian Hockey League.
After the 2009/10 season still be ongoing contract with the New Jersey Devils was dissolved and Pandolfo paid. Pandolfo was initially some time without a club before he was hired by the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League for a try-out in November 2010. After twelve AHL games with six points scorer his commitment to the Falcons in December 2010 has been terminated again. In September 2011, Pandolfo took part in the training camp of the New York Islanders, where he roughly a month later received a contract for the 2011/12 season. In February 2013 he was taken by the Boston Bruins under contract. After the end of the season 2012/13 the Americans ended his active career.
His brother Mike Pandolfo played in the NHL.
Awards and achievements
Represented the U.S. at:
- U20 Junior World Cup 1994
- 1999 World Cup
( Key to Career statistics: Sp or GP = Games Played, T or G = goals scored, V or A = achieved assists; Pts or Pts = scored points scorer, SM or PIM = received penalty minutes, / - = Plus / Minus balance sheet; PP = scored majority gates; SH = scored shorthanded goals, GW = achieved victory gates; Play-downs/Relegation 1 )