Jay Pandolfo – Associate Head Coach
Jay Pandolfo ('96) returned to Boston University in July 2021 as the men's ice hockey program's associate head coach after a successful playing and coaching career in the NHL.
Pandolfo most recently completed his fifth season as an assistant coach with the Boston Bruins in 2020-21 and helped them reach the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs for the fourth straight year. The Burlington, Massachusetts, native joined the Bruins' management team following a 15-year playing career, first as a player development coach in the 2014-15 season and in 2015-16 as the team's director of player development, during which time he worked with the team's drafted prospects throughout their system.
Drafted by the New Jersey Devils as the 32nd overall pick in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft, Pandolfo played 899 NHL games with New Jersey, the New York Islanders and Boston and had career NHL totals of 100 goals, 126 assists and 226 points. He won two Stanley Cup championships with the Devils in 2000 and 2003 and formally retired as a player in January 2014 after playing his last season with Boston in 2012-13.
Pandolfo was a standout for the Terriers during his four-year collegiate career, totaling 169 points (79g, 90a). He was a 1996 Hobey Baker Award finalist as a senior after recording 67 points (38g, 29a) and was an instrumental part of the Terriers' 1995 national championship while helping lead the Terriers to four straight Frozen Fours, two Beanpot titles and two Hockey East championships.
LEN QUESNELLE – ASSISTANT COACH
Len Quesnelle, a 29-year NCAA coaching veteran and formerly an amateur scout for the Detroit Red Wings, enters his fifth season as an assistant coach for the Boston University men’s ice hockey team.
Quesnelle, who was a standout defenseman at Princeton and later served as head coach of the Tigers, spent four years (2013-17) with the Red Wings after a nine-season stint as an assistant coach at Massachusetts.
In all, Quesnelle spent 20 years at Princeton as a student-athlete and a coach. The Ontario native arrived on campus in 1984 and went on to earn All-Ivy honors as a senior in 1987-88, when he helped the team reach the NCAA Tournament and achieve a ranking as high as sixth in the national polls.
Following graduation, he joined Princeton’s coaching staff as an assistant and remained in that role for 12 years before becoming the program’s 14th head coach in 2000. His final nine seasons as an assistant were under head coach Don Cahoon, a standout on BU’s first two national championship teams in 1971 and 1972.
At the helm, Quesnelle became the first coach in Princeton history to lead the Tigers to consecutive seasons of .500-or-better records in ECAC play.
Quesnelle moved to Hockey East in 2004 when he reunited with Cahoon as an assistant coach at UMass. In Amherst, Quesnelle was key in the recruitment and development of five of the program’s top 10 all-time scorers and led the Minutemen to their first NCAA Tournament appearance, as the 2006-07 team came within one game of reaching the Frozen Four.
As an amateur scout with the Red Wings, Quesnelle’s primary scouting area and responsibility was high school hockey, junior hockey, and NCAA hockey throughout the United States.
A native of Bramalea, Ontario, Quesnelle appeared in 106 games at Princeton and earned All-Ivy League honors as well as the Class of 1941 Championship Award for winning spirit.
Quesnelle and his wife, Jennifer, have two daughters, Rémi and Georgia.Read more »
Doug Friedman – Director of Hockey Operations
Doug Friedman ('94) returned to the Boston University men's ice hockey program in July 2021 as the program's director of hockey operations.
Friedman joined BU after serving as the program director and head coach of the Twin City Thunder in the USPHL. He guided the Thunder to 47 wins over two seasons while also helping his players advance to the next level in the NCAA. Prior to his stint with the Thunder, Friedman was the director of athletics and head boys' varsity hockey coach at the Kents Hill School in Maine from 2014-18. He also served as the junior coach for the Portland Junior Pirates from 2011-14.
Selected by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1993 NHL Draft, Friedman played seven seasons of professional hockey, skating for the Edmonton Oilers and Nashville Predators of the NHL in addition to stints with four AHL squads and the Milwaukee Admirals of the IHL. Friedman won the 1997 Calder Cup as an assistant captain of the Hershey Bears and was also an assistant captain with Milwaukee, the Cornwall Aces, Hamilton Bulldogs, Worcester Ice Cats and Kentucky Thoroughblades.
A native of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Friedman was a four-year standout for BU, leading the Terriers to three Frozen Fours and two appearances in the national title game. He captained the Terriers to the title game in 1994 after being named as the top defensive forward in New England. Friedman also won two Beanpots and two Hockey East championships with BU.