A former Burlington High Schools student and hockey players has been signed with the Boston Bruins.
Boston.com reported on Tuesday that Jay Pandolfo, of Burlington, was signed with the Bruins for a one year contract. The contract is a "two-way deal," meaning Pandolfo will be payed $600,000 while playing for the Boston Bruins and $350,000 if he plays with the seed team the Providence Bruins.
According to his Wikipedia page, Pandolfo was born in Winchester and grew up in Burlington. He played for the BHS Red Devils and graduated in with the Class of 1992.
He was also a member of the Burlington Hockey and Skating Association's Massachusetts 1998 state champion team for the Bantam age group. That team placed fifth in the US National tournament held in Chicago.
Pandolfo played for Boston University and started playing for the New Jersey Devils in the 1998-99 season, where he won two Stanley Cups in 2000 and 2003. He has also played for the New York Islanders during the 2011-12 season. During that time the Left Wing scored his 100th National Hockey League goal.
Also, during the 2005 lockout he was the assistant varsity coach for Burlington High School.
According to Boston.com Pandolfo will serve as the "bottom-six and penalty-killing depth" for the Bruins.
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