By Kris Smith
The left winger from Revere, Massachusetts joined the Stars in 2013 from Dutch side, Friesland Flyers, where he put up 60 points (27 goals + 33 assists) in 38 games.
Pollastrone brought with him over 11 years of professional hockey experience to Dundee, as the then 28-year-old had previously played in the US High School Prep League, the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association), the East Coast Hockey League and the Central Hockey League.
The American begun his career back in 2002 with Salisbury Prep School before committing to the University of New Hampshire for four years.
Two years in Las Vegas with the Wranglers followed before he split the 2011-2012 campaign between South Carolina Stingrays and Bloomington Blaze, then Jerry’s next move was to the Netherlands.
The forward did not even see out his only season in Tayside, as he was poached by a Swedish team from the Allsvenskan league, called Mora in February.
However, in the 2013-2014 season, Pollastrone played in 38 Elite League matches, made 10 Challenge Cup appearances and racked up a total of 61 points.
With 49 league points, he was on target for career-high year in Dundee before moving mid-season and his best was 53 league points back in 2004-2005.
Jerry was a memorable player and played a key role in securing the Gardiner Conference championship but after scoring 25 goals and creating 36 more in a Stars jersey, his explosive speed, excellent skating and offensive capabilities were noticeably missed throughout the rest of the campaign.
At the end of the season, Pollastrone re-signed with Mora for another season before moving on to play in Italy with HC Bolzano in the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga.
He would spend the next five seasons competing in the same league and after one year in Italy, Jerry then joined Austrian outfit, Vienna Capitals, where he spent two years and played in the Champions Hockey League.
Finally, Pollastrone joined his current club, Villacher SV in 2018 and the now 34-year-old has signed up for another year in Austria but this time he will be contesting the newly renamed, EBEL, which is now known as the ‘bet-at-home ICE Hockey League’.
Next-up in our ‘Look Back’ series we will be bringing you a special Stats of the Stars for the 2013-2014 season and it will be available here at 12pm tomorrow.
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