By James Garrison
Jay Pandolfo was named the head coach of the Boston University Men’s Hockey team Thursday, per a report of Andrew Mahoney of the Boston Globe.
Pandolfo is the 13th coach in program history.
A native of Burlington, Massachusetts, Pandolfo played four seasons at Boston University from 1992 to 1996, tallying 79 goals and 90 assists for 169 points in his four years as a Terrier.
During his time as a player, the Terriers won two Hockey East titles, two Beanpot titles, and captured an NCAA National Championship in 1995.
Pandolfo also collected a number of individual awards for a standout 1995-96 campaign, including a Walter Brown Award, first team All-American, and Hockey East player of the year.
Following his time playing on Comm. Ave, Pandolfo spent 15 seasons in the NHL, playing 13 of those seasons with the New Jersey Devils and one each with the New York Islanders and his hometown Boston Bruins.
Pandolfo served as an associate head coach under Albie O’Connell for the 2021-22 season, where the Terriers posted a 19-13-3 record along with a Beanpot Championship.
Prior to returning to his alma mater, Pandolfo spent five years as an assistant coach for the Boston Bruins under Bruce Cassidy, making the playoffs each season from 2017-2021 and making the Stanley Cup Final in 2019.
More to come on a developing story.