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Ben Lovejoy

31-Year-Old Defenseman – Pittsburgh Penguins

2014-15 NHL Stats

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12

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25

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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SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 206   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.

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Lovejoy assisted on the Penguins' lone goal in Thursday's Game 1 loss to the Rangers.

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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 40 1 10 11 3 17 50 2.0 0 0 18:33 0 0 0 0:09 99 73
2014-15 30 NHL PIT 20 1 2 3 -7 8 36 2.8 0 0 21:13 0 0 0 0:27 71 32
2014-15 Proj 30 NHL PIT 75 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Ben Lovejoy

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Ben Lovejoy – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Right Defenseman
  1. Ben Lovejoy
  2. Ian Cole
  3. Christian Ehrhoff  OUT
  4. Kris Letang  OUT
  5. Olli Maatta  IR
Pittsburgh Penguins

Time On Ice Stats

21:13

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Ben Lovejoy was on the ice for 21:13.

0:27

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Ben Lovejoy was on the ice for 0:27 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2013-14 19:24 0:16
2014-15 18:33 0:09
2014-15 21:13 0:27

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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
Apr 24 at NYR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 25:27 0:00
Apr 22 NYR 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 4 23:39 0:01
Apr 20 NYR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 18:32 0:19
Apr 18 at NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 3 24:08 0:45
Apr 16 at NYR 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 2 22:51 0:00
Apr 11 at BUF 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 3 0 24:47 0:00
Apr 10 NYI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 3 1 21:27 0:00
Apr 7 at OTT 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 24:14 0:55
Apr 5 at PHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 3 3 23:39 0:00
Apr 4 at CLS 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 4 1 24:33 0:16
Apr 1 PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 6 3 27:02 0:00
Mar 29 SJ 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 3 27:44 0:00
Mar 28 ARI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 9 3 19:49 1:12
Mar 26 at CAR 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 0 20:04 0:00
Mar 24 STL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 3 20:50 0:04
Mar 21 at ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 5 3 23:47 1:49
Mar 19 at DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 18:00 0:00
Mar 17 at NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 16:28 0:00
Mar 15 DET 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 5 0 21:40 1:45
Mar 14 BOS 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 2 16:58 0:03
Mar 12 EDM 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 0 19:09 1:01
Mar 9 at SJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 5 18:39 0:00
Mar 7 at LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 0 19:19 0:00
Mar 6 at ANH 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 16:44 0:48
Mar 4 at COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 1 19:27 0:00
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Mar 1 CLS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 5 3 23:07 0:07
Feb 25 at WAS Did Not Play
Feb 22 FLA Did Not Play
Feb 21 at STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 6 19:44 0:00
Feb 19 CLS Did Not Play
Feb 17 WAS Did Not Play
Feb 15 at CHI 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 19:31 0:00
Feb 12 at OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 5 4 19:19 0:20
Feb 11 DET Did Not Play
Feb 7 at VAN Did Not Play
Feb 6 at CGY 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 5 19:29 0:00
Feb 4 at EDM Did Not Play
Feb 1 NSH Did Not Play
Jan 30 at NJ 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 1 17:16 0:00
Jan 28 at WAS Did Not Play
Jan 27 WPG 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 16:16 0:14
Jan 21 CHI 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 3 3 18:30 0:00
Jan 20 at PHI Did Not Play
Jan 18 NYR Did Not Play
Jan 16 at NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 18:57 0:00
Jan 13 MIN Did Not Play
Jan 10 at MON Did Not Play
Jan 7 BOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 2 17:08 0:00
Jan 3 MON Did Not Play
Jan 2 TB 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 17:31 0:14
Dec 31 CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 1 19:30 0:00
Dec 29 at NJ Did Not Play
Dec 27 WAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 4 3 19:34 0:04
Dec 23 at TB Did Not Play
Dec 22 at FLA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 20:38 0:00
Dec 20 FLA Did Not Play
Dec 18 COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 23:12 0:47
Dec 15 TB Did Not Play
Dec 13 at CLS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 4 18:52 0:08
Dec 12 CGY 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 2 18:12 0:00
Dec 8 at NYR Did Not Play
Dec 6 OTT Did Not Play
Dec 4 VAN Did Not Play
Dec 2 NJ Did Not Play
Nov 29 at CAR Did Not Play
Nov 28 CAR Did Not Play
Nov 26 TOR Did Not Play
Nov 24 at BOS Did Not Play
Nov 22 at NYI Did Not Play
Nov 21 NYI Did Not Play
Nov 18 at MON Did Not Play
Nov 15 NYR Did Not Play
Nov 14 at TOR Did Not Play
Nov 11 at NYR Did Not Play
Nov 8 at BUF Did Not Play
Nov 6 at WPG Did Not Play
Nov 4 at MIN Did Not Play
Nov 1 BUF Did Not Play
Oct 30 LA Did Not Play
Oct 28 NJ Did Not Play
Oct 25 at NSH Did Not Play
Oct 23 at DET Did Not Play
Oct 22 PHI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 5 2 19:18 0:00
Oct 18 NYI Did Not Play
Oct 16 DAL Did Not Play
Oct 11 at TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 17:21 0:15
Oct 9 ANH 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 was traded to the Penguins on Monday in exchange for Simon Despres, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Lovejoy will be a healthy scratch for Thursday's game against the Predators, NHL.com's Robby Stanley reports.

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Lovejoy scored a goal and added an assist in Wednesday's 6-3 victory over the visiting Flames.

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Lovejoy dished out a pair of assists and had three shots on goal in Friday's loss to the Senators.

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Lovejoy (finger) has been activated from injured reserve and will play Friday against the Oilers, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

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Lovejoy (finger) is expected to be activated from injured reserve in advance of Friday's game against the Oilers, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

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Lovejoy (finger) could return to the Ducks in a week or two, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

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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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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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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.