Langenbrunner was a veteran of 18 NHL seasons, which spanned two stints with the Dallas Stars and time with the New Jersey Devils and St. Louis Blues. Over his career he played 1,109 regular season games and another 146 playoff games. In addition, he won a Stanley Cup with the Stars and the Devils during his career.
Pandolfo also had a long illustrious career, which included time spent on the Devils with Langenbrunner. Pandolfo played 15 NHL seasons, which spanned more than 15 years with the lockout and a year almost entirely missed in 2010-11. He finished his career spending one season with the New York Islanders and one year with the Boston Bruins in the 2012-13 season. Up until that point he’d only been in the Devils organization. New Jersey drafted him in the 2nd round of the 1993 NHL Entry Draft.
Pandolfo also won two Stanley Cups, both with the Devils. The 2003 Devils team featured both Pandolfo and Langenbrunner.
Jay Pandolfo transitions from Development Coach to Director of Player Development; B’s hire Jamie Langenbrunner as Development Coach ^JI
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) September 12, 2015
Langenbrunner will join Pandolfo in the task of developing the Bruins prospects, three of which (all three of their 2015 1st round draft picks) notably failed conditioning tests this week.
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