Today it was announced that ex-Boston University star Jay Pandolfo has been invited to attend the Bruins training camp on Sunday.
Pandolfo was a part of the New York Islanders organization last season and appeared in 62 games with the team. He registered 1 goal and 2 assists with an average of 10:55 time on the ice. His career high was 14 goals in 1998-1999 season with the New Jersey Devils.
Pandolfo could easily fit into the third line mix and fill the position that was attained by Benoit Pouliot last season. Or, the Bruins could bump up fourth line Daniel Paille to the third and fit in Chris Bourque, Lane MacDermid, Ryan Spooner or Pandolfo into the mix.
Pandolfo has been skating in Boston for the past week at BU and the Ristuccia Arena, sporting a Bruins jersey for the first time during Friday’s practice. Pandolfo told Boston reporter Fluto that the jersey was given to make him feel like he fit in.
With the Bruins set to take on the Rangers in the home opener, a veteran player may be the right choice to go rather than put a ‘new’ guy in big boy skates, but that’s something that is left for the coaches to determine and not us. We shall see when next weekend comes.