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Ben Lovejoy

32-Year-Old Defenseman – New Jersey Devils

2016-17 NHL Stats

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2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Lovejoy brings solid defensive play and championship experience following a Stanley Cup run with the Penguins, but donít expect the newly acquired blueliner to score much more in New Jersey than he did in Pittsburgh. The veteran has never managed more than 18 points in a sea...

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SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 206   DOB: 2/20/1984   BORN: Concord, New Hampshire   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a three-year, $7.8 million contract with the Devils in July of 2016.

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Lovejoy scored his first goal of the season against Vancouver on Tuesday, and it held up as the game-winner.

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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
2015-16 31 NHL PIT 66 4 6 10 9 30 90 4.4 0 0 18:52 0 0 0 0:06 154 104
2016-17 32 NHL NJ 26 1 2 3 -5 10 30 3.3 1 0 20:18 0 0 0 0:05 35 47

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Ben Lovejoy – Playing Time Overview

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2016-17 Time On Ice Stats

20:18

Average Time On Ice

On average, Ben Lovejoy was on the ice for 20:18.

0:05

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Ben Lovejoy was on the ice for 0:05 during power plays.

3:23

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Ben Lovejoy was on the ice for 3:23 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2014-15 18:33 0:09 1:44
2014-15 21:13 0:27 3:24
2015-16 18:52 0:06 3:12
2016-17 20:18 0:05 3:23

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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Dec 8 @MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 20:28 0:00
Dec 6 VAN 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 2 1 22:30 0:00
Dec 3 @NAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 20:08 0:04
Dec 1 @CHI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 23:27 0:06
Nov 29 @WPG 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 16:57 0:00
Nov 26 @PIT 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 3 23:54 0:06
Nov 25 DET 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 4 22:38 0:00
Nov 23 TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 20:14 0:00
Nov 21 @SAN 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 14:30 0:00
Nov 19 @LOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 16:02 0:00
Nov 17 @ANA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 2 17:28 0:05
Nov 15 @DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 4 20:18 0:00
Nov 12 BUF 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 18:37 0:15
Nov 11 @BUF 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 20:32 0:06
Nov 8 CAR 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 0 21:09 0:13
Nov 6 @CAR 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 22:17 0:02
Nov 5 @TAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 18:51 0:39
Nov 3 @FLA 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 0 20:55 0:10
Oct 29 TAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 22:56 0:00
Oct 28 CHI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 20:51 0:07
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Oct 25 ARI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 3 22:49 0:00
Oct 22 MIN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 17:45 0:00
Oct 20 @BOS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 3 21:32 0:00
Oct 18 ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 3 18:31 0:07
Oct 15 @TAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 20:38 0:00
Oct 13 @FLA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 4 21:42 0:00

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

Lovejoy is averaging 20:17 of ice time through three games.

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Lovejoy signed a three-year contract netting $2.6 million annually with the Devils on Friday, NHL.com reports.

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Lovejoy scored one goal and assisted on another against San Jose on Saturday.

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Lovejoy scored a goal on three shots to go along with two PIM and finished with a plus-2 rating in Thursday's Game 1 overtime loss to the Capitals.

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Lovejoy (upper body) will return to the lineup Saturday afternoon against the Red Wings, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Lovejoy (upper body) has been cleared to return, but may be a healthy scratch Thursday against New Jersey.

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Lovejoy (upper body) will sit out of the lineup Sunday against the Capitals, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Lovejoy (upper body) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's game against Washington.

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Lovejoy (upper body) is no longer on injured reserve, but will still be out for Saturday's matchup with the Flyers, Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Lovejoy (upper body) is not in the lineup Thursday agaisnt the Hurricanes.

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Lovejoy (upper body) is close to returning, but coach Mike Sullivan would like him to get in another full practice before suiting up in a game, which rules him out against the Islanders on Tuesday, Wes Crosby of NHL.com reports.

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Lovejoy (upper body) skated with the team at practice in a non-contact jersey Thursday, Josh Getzoff of PensTV reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016-17

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2014-15

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. Heís now 30 and heíll still deliver more than 200 hits as a number-six defender. But 15 points could be the top-end for this late bloomer.

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.