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Ben Lovejoy | Defenseman | #12

Team: New Jersey Devils
Age / DOB:  (32) / 2/20/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 206
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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. Dec 7 - 12:25 AM

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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.
Nov 3 - 9:16 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.
Jul 1 - 12:47 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.
Jun 17 - 6:27 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.
Jun 13 - 9:21 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.
Jun 5 - 10:41 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.
Jun 4 - 11:41 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.
Jun 4 - 10:45 AM

Ben Lovejoy earned an assist for a second straight game on Thursday.

He had a plus-2 rating in Pittsburgh's 2-1 win over Tampa Bay in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final. Lovejoy has contributed one goal and four points in 18 playoff games.
May 27 - 8:40 AM

Ben Lovejoy led the Penguins with five hits Friday.

Unfortunately for the defenseman, he was minus-two on the game which the Penguins lost 4-3. Lovejoy has a goal and an assist in 15 post-season games so his fantasy value is not high.
May 21 - 7:31 AM

Ben Lovejoy will play in Saturday's game against the Detroit Red Wings.

The 32-year-old has been out with an upper-body injury since Feb. 21, but he's been a healthy scratch in the last few games. He has three goals and nine points in 57 games this season. He shouldn't be on your fantasy radar.
Mar 26 - 12:13 PM

Ben Lovejoy took Sunday's warm-ups, but was still scratched with an upper body injury against Washington.

Lovejoy has missed the last month of action due to the ailment but appears to be closing in on his return. Pittsburgh's next game is Thursday versus New Jersey. Through 57 games this season Lovejoy has nine points, 86 blocks, and 122 hits.
Mar 20 - 6:04 PM

Ben Lovejoy (upper body) might return on Saturday or Sunday.

Lovejoy hasn't played since Feb. 20, but he's been practicing for a little while now. He has three goals and nine points in 57 contests this season.
Mar 19 - 5:28 AM

Ben Lovejoy (upper body) won't play Tuesday, but his return to the lineup is expected to come soon.

"Lovejoy is, for all intents and purposes, ready to play," coach Mike Sullivan said. "We'd like to get him in a practice or two so that he gets more contact, more intensity to his practice before we make a decision on whether we put him in the lineup." He took part in Tuesday's practice.
Mar 15 - 4:45 PM

Ben Lovejoy (upper body) practiced on Friday.

He is getting close to a return to the lineup and while it was expected that he would be out long-term, his two-week injury has gone much better than expected. Lovejoy has only nine points in 57 games but is a solid defensive defenseman.
Mar 12 - 9:41 AM

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