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Ben Lovejoy | Defenseman

Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/20/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 205
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The Anaheim Ducks are well aware that the Los Angeles Kings are great in elimination games.
"We can talk about that," Ben Lovejoy said. "We know this Kings team is as resilient as they get. They've all won Stanley Cups, they know what they’re doing." The Kings won four straight elimination games against the San Jose Sharks to win their first round series. The Anaheim Ducks are hoping to finish off the Kings in six games Wednesday night. May 14 - 9:02 AM

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The Anaheim Ducks have blocked 177 shots in 10 playoff games including 25 on Saturday.

The Kings are getting a lot of shots blocked as the Ducks are all in when it comes to helping out their netminders, but they have plenty of bruises to show for it. "It hurts like hell," Ben Lovejoy said. "Sometimes you get it in a meaty spot and you get a nice bruise that makes you look tough, but it doesn't hurt. But when you get in the bone, it hurts so much." Should the Ducks make it to the Cup final, there are only five weeks left of bruising.
May 12 - 9:09 AM

Ben Lovejoy led the Anaheim Ducks with six blocked shots on Saturday.

Lovejoy has been solid on the blueline for the Ducks and has a couple of goals in 10 playoff games after scoring five times with 13 assists in 78 regular season games. He was also plus-21 this season.
Source: LAKings.com
May 11 - 9:07 AM

Ben Lovejoy hopes Anaheim's 3-2 victory on Thursday has put "a seed of doubt" in the Kings.

Lovejoy scored the game-winning goal at 17:05 of the third period. With that, Anaheim has cut Los Angeles' series lead to 2-1. The Ducks need to win again on Saturday to regain home ice advantage in the second round series.
May 9 - 9:48 AM

Ben Lovejoy is hoping that the Ducks can plant a "seed of doubt" in the Kings' minds.

Los Angeles is up 2-0 in the second round series, but the Ducks remain confident. The Kings overcame a 3-0 deficit in the first round, so they know better than any team that this series isn't over.
May 6 - 3:11 PM

Ben Lovejoy was the beneficiary of some good luck Friday night.

His fourth goal came when his pass deflected off the boards behind goalie Semyon Varlamov and caromed off of him and into the net. "In between periods, Winnik said, 'Shoot something off the end boards because they're very lively,'" Lovejoy said. "Got a lucky bounce, my ninth-grade geometry class helped me tonight." Lovejoy has 15 points this season.
Source: LA Times
Mar 15 - 8:15 AM

Anaheim defenseman Ben Lovejoy thinks tonight's outdoor game between the Ducks and Kings at Dodger Stadium is a cool idea but he is adamant that he is not overly excited about the game.

"My wife has been asking me why I'm not more excited about this game and I told her it's because I'm a defenseman going up against the Kings," Lovejoy wrote in his blog at NHL.com. "This is a good team; they want to make me look stupid. They want to beat the crap out of us. It's going to be under a bigger microscope than normal because it is going to be on national TV in front of a crazy amount of fans. You don't want to be the guy to make a mistake. As excited as people are, and as excited I am, we're out here to play hockey Saturday night."
Source: NHL.com
Jan 25 - 9:10 AM

Ben Lovejoy recorded his first career two-goal game Friday in a 5-2 win against the Edmonton Oilers at Honda Center.

Lovejoy's first-period goals were both one-timers off drop passes from the right point on a rush. He now has three goals and nine assists in 41 games. Kyle Palmieri also had a strong game with a goal and an assist, while Andrew Cogliano and Tim Jackman also scored for the Ducks.
Jan 4 - 3:24 AM

Ben Lovejoy's first goal of the season with 3:06 to go in the third gave the Anaheim Ducks a point.

The Ducks tied the game at three with the goal as it eventually was decided in a shootout with San Jose winning 4-3. Lovejoy is currently in the lineup due to the injuries suffered by Francois Beauchemin, Sheldon Souray, Luca Sbisa and Bryan Allen. He has little fantasy value.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 06:12:00 AM

Ben Lovejoy registered an assist against his old team, the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Unfortunately for Lovejoy, it wasn't enough to turn the tide as the Penguins earned a 3-1 victory. It was just Lovejoy's second point in 21 games this season.
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 09:03:00 AM

The Ducks have been a perfect match for Ben Lovejoy, and the defenseman is excelling because of it.

Lovejoy was convinced if last season's campaign was canceled, his career was done, and now he has emerged as a workhorse blueliner, playing over 20 minutes per game, paired with Cam Fowler. "He was never able to crack the top six so he’s always been a seventh (defenseman)," coach Bruce Boudreau said. "And when you’re a seventh, what you do is you’re nervous when you get in. Because if you make a mistake, you’re back out of the lineup. I think when he got in and starting playing regularly, his confidence got up. He started playing like the guy that everyone thought he could be when he first went to Pittsburgh."
Sat, Oct 12, 2013 08:48:00 AM

Ben Lovejoy regrets his knee-on-knee hit against Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon.

The incident angered Avalanche coach Patrick Roy, who accused Lovejoy of taking a cheap shot. "That's not my game," Lovejoy said. "It was a quick play. ... I definitely wasn't targeting him. I wasn't targeting anyone. He was just a fast player coming with speed." Lovejoy admitted that he did get MacKinnon with his knee and he feels that it should have been a penalty. That being said, Lovejoy didn't spend any time in the sin bin as a result of the incident.
Fri, Oct 4, 2013 09:38:00 AM

Ben Lovejoy scored in OT as the Ducks beat the Sharks 3-2.

Emerson Etem and Corey Perry also scored for the Ducks while Tyler Kennedy and rookie Tomas Hertl scored for the Sharks. Hertl was also the first star of the game.
Sat, Sep 21, 2013 04:06:00 AM

Ben Lovejoy has inked a three-year/$3.3 million contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks.

Lovejoy was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent after completing his deal that came with an annual cap hit of just $525,000. Lovejoy had 10 assists and 29 penalty minutes in 35 games with the Ducks and Pittsburgh Penguins in 2013.
Fri, Jun 28, 2013 08:11:00 AM

Contract talks between Anaheim and Ben Lovejoy are reportedly not going well.

GM Bob Murray said that the two sides "we're a long, long way apart." Lovejoy became a top-four defenseman for the Ducks, while earning a salary of $525,000 over the past three seasons. He can become an unrestricted free agent in July.
Sat, Jun 22, 2013 01:26:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Getzlaf
2Ryan Kesler
3Rickard Rakell
4Nate Thompson
LW1Emerson Etem
2Jakob Silfverberg
3Dany Heatley
4Matt Beleskey
5Patrick Maroon
6Nick Ritchie
RW1Corey Perry
2Andrew Cogliano
3Kyle Palmieri
4Tim Jackman
D1Cam Fowler
2Francois Beauchemin
3Hampus Lindholm
4Ben Lovejoy
5Bryan Allen
6Sami Vatanen
7Clayton Stoner
8Mark Fistric
9Sheldon Souray
G1Frederik Andersen
2Jason LaBarbera
3John Gibson