Jay Pandolfo named Director of Player Development for The boston Bruins
BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeneyannounced today, September 11, that Jay Pandolfo has transitioned to Director of Player Development and Jeremy Rogalski has transitioned to Hockey Operations Assistant. Sweeney also announced that the club has hired Jamie Langenbrunner as a Development Coach, Dennis Bonvie as a Professional Scout, Alain Bissonnette as an Amateur Scout, Erkki Rajamaki as an Amateur Scout, Andrew Shaw as an Amateur Scout, Bob Wetick as an Amateur Scout, J.P. Buckley as Video Coordinator and Julie Nicoletti as a Sports Nutritionist.
As Director of Player Development, Pandolfo will be responsible for overseeing and aiding in the development of players and prospects throughout Boston’s system. Pandolfo had previously served as Development Coach for the Bruins, primarily working with Boston’s prospects in Providence.
Pandolfo appeared in 899 NHL games throughout his career, notching 100 goals and 126 assists for 226 points. The forward also brings 131 games of postseason experience to Boston, where he racked up 11 goals and 22 assists, winning two Stanley Cups with the New Jersey Devils in 2000 and 2003. The Burlington, MA native played his final NHL season with the Boston Bruins in the 2012-13 season, where the winger skated in 18 games.
Prior to being drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft (second round, 32nd overall), Pandolfo skated four seasons at Boston University (1992-96) where he picked up a career 169 points (ranks 11th most in school history) and 79 goals (tied for ninth in school history). Under Head Coach Jack Parker and Assistant Coaches Bill Berglund, Mike Eruzione and Blaise MacDonald, Pandolfo and his BU teammates won the NCAA National Championship in 1995. The left wing was named Terrier Captain in 1996 – the same season he finished as the runner-up for the Hobey Baker Award.
Pandolfo announced his retirement from his 15-season NHL career in January of 2014.
INTRODUCING THE NEW MICRO ICE PROGRAM DIRECTOR DAVID BREEN
Micro Ice Training Centers is proud to announce the hiring of our new Program Director David Breen. David is very accomplished in both business and sport, that combination will serve Micro Ice well as we continue to be the best Skill Development Facility on the North Shore. With David's on-ice coaching & skill development knowledge Micro Ice Programs will continue to provide skill based learning in a fun-positive environment with a fresh cutting edge approach.
David Breen grew up in North Andover and played for several local programs including Phillips Academy, the Valley Junior Warriors, and Merrimack College. At Merrimack, David was the 2002-2003 Hockey East Top Scholar Athlete. He remembers well the championship game of the 2002 RPI/HSBC Holiday Hockey Tournament where he helped Merrimack win its first ever Division I tournament.
David completed his college career at Trinity College in Hartford, CT where he both played and later went on to be an assistant coach. After Trinity, David was an assistant coach for the Winsor School, an all-girls school in Boston. David was also the first head coach of Merrimack College's ACHA Division II Club Hockey Program. Prior to joining Micro Ice, David
has been an assistant coach for Curry College's men's team, which competes in the NCAA Division III's ECAC Northeast league.
In addition to David's college playing and coaching experience he has extensive experience teaching and coaching hockey skills for Dynamic Skating. For over twelve years, David has worked with current and former NHL skills and skating coaches, along with NCAA coaches, regarding cutting edge techniques and concepts in player development. During his time working for Dynamic Skating, David developed a variety of teaching methods which allow him not only to demonstrate development concepts but most importantly to communicate these to players. David has experience delivering on multiple mediums to accommodate different learning approaches. This includes on-ice instruction, video instruction and traditional "chalk boarding." David has broad experience teaching many aspects of hockey skills including skating, shooting, passing, and stick-handling to players of all levels having worked with ADM level players to professionals.
USA OLYMPIAN makes SURPRISE VISIT to MICRO ICE TO MEET OUR ADM league skaters
USA OLYMPIAN and Toronto Maple Leaf star James van Riemsdyk made a memorable morning for the players of the Micro Ice ADM League by showing up to their sunday games to take pictures and sign autographs.
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