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Ben Lovejoy | Defenseman | #12

Team: New Jersey Devils
Age / DOB:  (33) / 2/20/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
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Ben Lovejoy will be a healthy scratch on Thursday night as the New Jersey Devils visit the Montreal Canadiens.
Lovejoy as a goal and four assists in 17 games so far this season. He hasn't recorded a point since November 20th, a seven-game span. He will be joined in the Bell Centre press box by Dalton Prout and the injured Taylor Hall. Thu, Dec 14, 2017 07:39:00 PM

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Ben Lovejoy will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Los Angeles Kings.

Lovejoy has accumulated four points in 17 games this season. He's been scratched in three of New Jersey's last four games. Dalton Prout will also watch the game from the press box.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 07:01:00 PM

Ben Lovejoy will be a healthy scratch on Tuesday night against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Lovejoy has one goal and four points in 16 games with the Devils so far this season. The veteran defenseman has been a regular in the press box this season, and will be joined by teammates Pavel Zacha and Dalton Prout.
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 07:15:00 PM

Ben Lovejoy had a goal and an assist Sunday.

Lovejoy had been a healthy scratch the previous two games and only played Sunday when Steve Santini came down with an injury. Lovejoy took full advantage and had a big offensive showing. "It was fantastic to see Ben tonight," coach John Hynes said. "He’s a high-character guy, he’s a great veteran and really important to our team. I think he’s taken the situation he’s had in stride. If you look at the game he played tonight, we wanted him to be a little bit better with the puck, we wanted him to, when he had opportunities, to provide offense. He did that tonight, and defensively, he was very good." He has a goal and two helpers in six contests and has been a healthy scratch in the other seven games. He had only a goal and seven points all of last season in 82 games so don't expect a lot more this season.
Mon, Nov 6, 2017 08:26:00 AM

Ben Lovejoy will be a healthy scratch in Wednesday's game against Vancouver.

Lovejoy has just one assist in five games this season. He won't have fantasy value in standard leagues. Dalton Prout will also watch the game from the press box.
Wed, Nov 1, 2017 09:53:00 PM

Devils head coach John Hynes has announced that Ben Lovejoy will draw back into the lineup tonight against the New York Rangers.

Lovejoy has only played in one game this season, picking up zero points. He has no fantasy value moving forward. Dalton Prout will sit to make room for Lovejoy.
Sat, Oct 14, 2017 05:37:00 PM

Ben Lovejoy will be a healthy scratch in Wednesday's game against the Maple Leafs.

Lovejoy suited up in one of two games this season. He's more of a stay-at-home defenseman and he won't have any fantasy value going forward.Dalton Prout and Ben Lovejoy will also watch the game from the press box.
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 07:48:00 PM

Ben Lovejoy scored his first goal of the season during Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Canucks.

Through 25 games this season he now has three points. For his career, he has 16 goals and 80 points in 359 games.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 12:25:00 AM

Ben Lovejoy has an assist in eight games this season.

Lovejoy was never expected to be a major offensive contributor though. What he has done is play a big role on the Devils' defense as he's logged 20:51 minutes per game so far. He joined the Devils over the summer by signing a three-year, $8 million contract.
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 09:16:00 AM

The New Jersey Devils have signed defenseman Ben Lovejoy to a three-year/$8 million contract.

Lovejoy is coming off a Stanley Cup win with the Penguins and will provide the Devils with a veteran presence. He has no fantasy value but he will be a valued member of the Devils.
Fri, Jul 1, 2016 12:47:00 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins would like to re-sign Ben Lovejoy.

The potential roadblock there might be the Penguins' cap situation though. He's coming off of a very affordable three-year, $3.3 million deal and will presumably be looking for a raise.
Fri, Jun 17, 2016 06:27:00 PM

Ben Lovejoy watched the Penguins capture the Stanley Cup in 2009 as a prospect, but on Sunday he won the Stanley Cup as part of the team.

"Way better. I played two games in November that season," said Lovejoy. "I was happy to be there. We lost them both. I had no impact on the Cup. I had a great seat to watch that team do it." He contributed six points in the playoffs along with 10 in 66 contests during the regular season.
Mon, Jun 13, 2016 09:21:00 AM

Ben Lovejoy had his first multi-point game in his playoff career Saturday.

The 32-year-old defenseman had a goal and an assist in the 3-2 overtime loss to San Jose. It took 57 games for Lovejoy to have a multi-point game in the post-season and this effort cannot hurt his status as he is slated to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 should the Pens and Lovejoy not agree on a new contract. Lovejoy has no real fantasy value so this effort has really come out of no where.
Sun, Jun 5, 2016 10:41:00 AM

Ben Lovejoy had a goal and an assist in Pittsburgh's 3-2 overtime loss to San Jose in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Patric Hornqvist scored the Penguins' other goal. Olli Maatta registered his sixth assist of the playoffs on Hornqvist's marker.
Sat, Jun 4, 2016 11:41:00 PM

Ben Lovejoy has been a solid member of the Penguins defensive corps.

Lovejoy is not a big fantasy producer as his goal and four points this post-season indicate but he has been terrific in preventing goals. "It’s different," Lovejoy said of playoff hockey. "It’s significantly more stressful, but it is a level where you’re so excited. "You know everybody is going to play their best game, is going to have their most energy. It is a great time of year to be playing hockey." Lovejoy is slated to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 and while his fantasy value is negligible, his play on the ice will be attractive, especially if he has a Stanley Cup ring.
Sat, Jun 4, 2016 10:45:00 AM

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C1Travis Zajac
2Nico Hischier
3Pavel Zacha
4Brian Boyle
5Blake Coleman
LW1Taylor Hall
2Brian Gibbons
3Miles Wood
4Jesper Bratt
RW1Kyle Palmieri
2Marcus Johansson
3Drew Stafford
4Stefan Noesen
5Jimmy Hayes
D1Damon Severson
2Andy Greene
3John Moore
4Will Butcher
5Ben Lovejoy
6Mirco Mueller
7Sami Vatanen
8Steven Santini
G1Cory Schneider
2Keith Kinkaid
3Ken Appleby