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Ben Lovejoy

30-Year-Old Defenseman – Anaheim Ducks

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Lovejoy enjoyed his first full NHL season in 2013-14 after playing in parts of the previous five seasons. He delivered 18 points and a plus-21 rating in 78 games, but will be hard-pressed to replicate those numbers. Hes now 30 and hell still deliver more than 200 hits as a...

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STATUS:  Injured Reserve    INJURY:  Finger    EST. RETURN:  12/5/2014
SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 205   DOB: 2/20/1984
BORN: Canaan, New Hampshire   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Agreed to a three-year contract with the Ducks in June of 2013.

October 27, 2014  –  Ben Lovejoy News

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Lovejoy is expected to miss the next six-to-eight weeks with a fractured finger. The Ducks have placed him on injured reserve.

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Ben Lovejoy NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2008-09 24 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 11:53 0 0 0 0:50 1 1
2009-10 25 12 0 3 3 8 2 14 0.0 0 0 16:37 0 0 0 1:03 14 14
2010-11 26 NHL PIT 47 3 14 17 11 48 60 5.0 0 0 15:00 0 1 1 0:06 44 60
2011-12 27 NHL PIT 34 1 4 5 3 13 48 2.1 0 0 13:15 0 0 0 0:02 30 37
2012-13 28 NHL ANH 32 0 10 10 6 29 51 0.0 0 0 18:13 0 3 3 0:54 74 39
2012-13 28 NHL PIT 3 0 0 0 -2 0 7 0.0 0 0 13:36 0 0 0 0:00 2 3
2013-14 29 NHL ANH 78 5 13 18 21 39 107 4.7 2 0 19:24 0 1 1 0:16 215 150
2014-15 30 NHL ANH 9 0 1 1 2 7 9 0.0 0 0 17:58 0 0 0 0:18 20 8
2014-15 Proj 30 NHL ANH 75 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Ben Lovejoy

Age is determined on October 1st of each season.

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Time On Ice Stats

17:58

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Ben Lovejoy was on the ice for 17:58.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Ben Lovejoy was on the ice for 0:18 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 13:36 0:00
2013-14 19:24 0:16
2014-15 17:58 0:18

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Ben Lovejoy 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 28 at CHI Did Not Play
Oct 26 SJ 0 0 0 -1 5 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 13:45 0:24
Oct 24 CLS 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 19:51 0:04
Oct 22 BUF 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 5 2 19:18 0:00
Oct 19 STL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 19:12 0:20
Oct 17 MIN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 17:49 0:30
Oct 14 at PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 6 0 19:31 0:10
Oct 13 at BUF 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 0 16:48 0:48
Oct 11 at DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 17:21 0:15
Oct 9 at PIT 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 18:08 0:09

Ben Lovejoy: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Lovejoy's late-third-period goal Thursday in Los Angeles gave the Ducks a 3-1 cushion, and it ended up being the game-winner thanks to a late Kings goal.

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Lovejoy scored a goal during the second period of a 5-4 overtime win over the Stars in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup playoffs on Sunday.

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Lovejoy scored a goal during the first period of a 3-2 defeat at the hands of the Capitals on Tuesday.

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Lovejoy scored a goal during the second period of a 6-4 defeat of the Avalanche on Friday.

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Lovejoy (illness) will not play Wednesday vs. the Flames.

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Lovejoy will be a game-time decision Wednesday due to illness, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

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Lovejoy has gone without a point over the last 11 games.

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Lovejoy got a power play assist during the third period of a 9-1 pulverizing of the Canucks on Wednesday.

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Lovejoy scored a pair of goals during a 5-2 win over the Oilers on Friday.

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Lovejoy netted the game-winning assist in a 3-2 overtime victory over the Coyotes on Saturday.

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Lovejoy picked up an assist at the end of the second period of a 3-2 win over the Capitals on Monday.

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Lovejoy notched an assist during the second period of a 3-2 overtime defeat of the Devils on Friday.

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2014-15

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2013-14

Lovejoy has toiled as a third-pairing defender (or been a healthy scratch) for most of his NHL career. But it's clear that he just didn't find much of a fit within the systems he was playing in, except perhaps for the Ducks in 2012-13. He plays hard and smart, and can chip in some offense. And word to the wise -- don't stand in front of the puck when it comes off his stick. He won the hardest shot competition back in the 2009 AHL All-Star Game with a 92 mph rocket. He's part of a blue-collar group in Anaheim where it'll be rare for one guy to stand out. But he could come close to 25 points if given the opportunity to showcase his howitzer. Consider him a sleeper for 2013-14.

2012-13

For the most part, Lovejoy lost his "sixth defenseman" battle with Deryk Engelland and sat out on numerous occasions, even when he was healthy. For the year, the defender potted just one goal and added four assists in 34 contests. Lovejoy has been the subject of trade talk and, with the system well-stocked with defensemen, it would be surprising to see him stay with the Pens for another season. If he ever became a top-four blueliner, then it might be good to re-visit Lovejoy's stock, but for now it's hard to recommend him in fantasy pools.

2011-12

Lovejoy rotated with Deryk Engelland as the team's sixth defenseman in 2010-11 and will likely do so again this season. His game is tilted toward the offensive end of the rink, but his defense doesn't allow for him to see as many minutes as the team's other blueliners. He could move into a top-four role for short spells if injuries strike, but the organization appears to like him better as no. 5 or no. 6 defenseman. He totaled 17 points (3 G, 14 A) in 47 games and could hit the 20-point mark with some luck in 2011-12.

2010-11

Lovejoy will need to have an outstanding training camp to start the season with Pittsburgh in 2010-11. He showed he can handle the speed of the NHL last year and has a solid all-around game. He could turn out to be fantasy worthy if the team suffers injury to any of its top-six defenders. Lovejoy totaled nine goals and 29 points in 65 contests at the AHL level and seems ready to take the next step at some point during the NHL season.

2009-10

Lovejoy figures to see time with Pittsburgh in 2009-10, but how much remains to be the big question. Even if he doesn't start the season at Mellon Arena, history suggests that the questionable health of several of the team's top six blueliners will clear a path for Lovejoy to the NHL. The 25 year old with a right-handed shot collected 31 points (7, 24) in 76 games with the Baby Penguins a year ago. He doesn't have much offensive upside and the Pens already have plenty of that, anyhow.

2008-09

Lovejoy has a right-handed shot and a bit of offensive potential for a blueliner -- 20 points in 72 games for Wilkes-Barre last year. Still, Lovejoy is in a crowded line of defensemen vying for a shot in Pittsburgh and likely won't see the Mellon Arena after training camp.