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Ben Lovejoy | Defenseman | #12

Team: New Jersey Devils
Age / DOB:  (34) / 2/20/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
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Ben Lovejoy tried to find a positive side after the Devils fell to 3-1 in their first round series against Tampa Bay.
The Lightning earned a 3-1 win over New Jersey Wednesday night to push them to the brink of advancing to the second round. Game 5 will be played in Tampa Bay on Saturday. "This is a spot we’re comfortable - we’re comfortable being the underdog," Lovejoy argued. "We need to go out and win one game in Tampa." The Devils certainly weren't highly regarded going into this season and they proved a lot of critics wrong by getting this far. Going into this series, they were once again expected to fall short. So an argument can be made that if anyone is feeling the pressure right now, it would be Tampa Bay, but that hasn't helped the Devils enough in this series to date. We'll see if the Devils can manage to push this series into Game 6. Apr 19 - 4:51 AM

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Ben Lovejoy scored a goal in New Jersey's 5-2 win against Tampa Bay in Game 3 Monday night.

Lovejoy finished the 2017-18 regular season with two goals in 57 contests. This was his fifth goal and 15th point in 61 career playoff games.
Apr 17 - 5:09 AM

Ben Lovejoy will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Carolina Hurricanes.

The 34-year-old has now been scratched in back-to-back games. Lovejoy has two goals and eight points in 53 games this season. Drew Stafford and Jimmy Hayes will also watch the game from the press box.
Mar 27 - 6:24 PM

The New Jersey Devils will be making a couple of changes to the lineup that beat the Pittsburgh Penguins last night.

Mirco Mueller will come in for Ben Lovejoy while Stefan Noesen will replace Drew Stafford. Miles Wood (upper body) and Marcus Johansson (upper body) will also miss the game.
Mar 24 - 6:08 PM

Ben Lovejoy scored a goal and an assist in a 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night.

The defenseman got two points and went +2 in 16:23 of ice time Saturday. Lovejoy opened the scoring almost three minutes in vs. Tampa, before assisting on Pavel Zacha's second period goal to make it 3-2 for the Devils. New Jersey also got goals from Nico Hischier, Pavel Zacha, and Miles Wood in the victory. Lovejoy now has eight points in 38 games this season.
Feb 17 - 10:10 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Nico Hischier
2Travis Zajac
3Pavel Zacha
4Brian Boyle
5Blake Coleman
6Michael McLeod
7Kevin Rooney
LW1Taylor Hall
2Jesper Bratt
3Patrick Maroon
4Brian Gibbons
5Michael Grabner
6Miles Wood
7Blake Pietila
RW1Kyle Palmieri
2Marcus Johansson
3Drew Stafford
4Stefan Noesen
5Christoph Bertschy
6Jimmy Hayes
7Nick Lappin
D1Sami Vatanen
2Damon Severson
3Will Butcher
4Andy Greene
5John Moore
6Mirco Mueller
7Ben Lovejoy
8Brian Strait
9Steven Santini
G1Cory Schneider
2Keith Kinkaid
3Eddie Lack