Anaheim Ducks
Anaheim Ducks
Ben Lovejoy
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BenLovejoy
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
SHOOTS: Right
WEIGHT: 206
BIRTHDATE: 02/20/1984
AGE: 30
BIRTHPLACE: Concord, NH, USA
DRAFTED: undrafted
AHL Second All-Star Team (2009) Signed as a free agent by Wilkes-Barre (AHL), June 14, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 7, 2008. Missed majority of 2011-12 due to broken wrist, knee surgery and as a healthy reserve. Traded to Anaheim by Pittsburgh for Anaheim's 5th round choice (Anthony Angello) in 2014 Entry Draft, February 6, 2013.

2013-14: Appeared in his sixth NHL season, his second with Anaheim…collected 5-13=18 points with a +21 rating with 39 PIM  in 78 games…recorded career highs in goals, GWG (2), points, plus/minus, appearances and shots (107)…led Anaheim in hits (215) and ranked second in blocked shots (150)…set a career high with his 18th point of the season (assist), Apr. 13 vs. COL…appeared in his 200th NHL game on Mar. 28 @ EDM and his 100th game as a Duck, Mar. 23 vs. FLA…scored his career-high fourth goal and second career GWG in a 6-4 victory, Mar. 14 @ COL…posted a career-best five-game point/assist streak (0-5=5) from Dec. 17-28, becoming the first Ducks defenseman to accomplish the feat since Lubomir Visnovsky (1-8=9) from Jan. 7-16, 2011…recorded his first career multi-goal game and tied a career high in points (2-0=2), Jan. 3 vs. EDM…scored his first goal a Duck, Nov. 30 @ SJ…logged a career-high 26:16 TOI, Nov. 26 @ DAL…PLAYOFFS: Appeared in all of Anaheim’s 13 postseason games vs. DAL and LA, recording two goals (2-0=2) with a +1 rating and eight PIM…led team defensemen and tied for fifth overall in shooting percentage (15.4)…also ranked second on the team in blocked shots (33)…scored his first career postseason GWG to lead Anaheim to a 3-2 win in Game 3 of the Second Round, May 8 @ LA…notched his first Stanley Cup Playoff goal in the series-clinching win in Game 6 of the First Round, Apr. 27 @ DAL.

CAREER: Signed by Anaheim to a three-year contract extension through the 2015-16 NHL season, June 27, 2013…2012-13: Appeared in his fifth NHL season, his first with Anaheim…scored 0-2=2 points while averaging 21:05 TOI in Anaheim’s seven-game CQF series vs. DET…split the regular season with Anaheim and Pittsburgh, earning 0-10=10 points with a +4 rating and 29 PIM in 35 games…began the season with the Penguins before being acquired by the Ducks on Feb. 6, 2013…ranked tied for second among Anaheim defensemen with 10 assists in 32 games…matched his career best (second time) with a +3 rating in a 5-2 victory, Apr. 3 vs. DAL…registered his first two points as a Duck (0-2=2) on Feb. 12 @ CHI, marking the third multi-point game of his career…appeared in his 100th career NHL game in a 6-5 Anaheim win, Feb. 9 @ STL…made his Ducks debut on Feb. 8 @ DAL…made his first three appearances of the season with Pittsburgh, going scoreless…2011-12: Appeared in his fourth NHL season with Pittsburgh, posting 1-4=5 points with a +3 rating and 13 PIM in 34 games…finished with a plus-or-even rating in 27 of 34 games…scored his fourth career NHL goal, Jan. 6 vs. NYR…suffered a knee injury on Mar. 25 vs. NJ and returned for two playoff games vs. PHI, going scoreless…2010-11: Made his Stanley Cup Playoff debut with Pittsburgh, earning 0-2=2 points with four PIM…earned his first career postseason points with a two-game assist streak (0-2=2) in Games 3-4 @ TB, Apr. 18-20…debuted in Game 1 of the CQF, Apr. 13 vs. TB…had 3-14=17 points with a +11 rating and 48 PIM in 47 regular-season games…set career bests in goals, assists, points, plus/minus, PIM and appearances…recorded a career-high four-game point streak (1-3=4), Mar. 13-21…scored his first career NHL goal (Clemmensen) in a 5-2 Pittsburgh victory, Dec. 22 vs. FLA…was charged with a career-high 12 PIM, Oct. 27 @ TB…2009-10: Appeared in his second NHL season with Pittsburgh, scoring 0-3=3 points with a +8 rating and two PIM in 12 games…earned his first career NHL point (assist) in a 6-5 Pittsburgh victory, Nov. 14, 2009 vs. Boston…collected an assist in the following game on Nov. 16 vs. Anaheim for his first career point/assist streak (0-2=2)…also played 65 games for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, recording 9-20=29 points with 92 PIM…established AHL career highs in goals and PIM…co-led team defensemen in goals and ranked second in scoring…added 0-2=2 points in two Calder Cup Playoff games…2008-09: Made his NHL debut with Pittsburgh, going scoreless in two games…his first NHL appearance came in a 4-3 Pittsburgh loss, Dec. 8 vs. BUF…played the remainder of the season with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, earning 7-24=31 points with a league-leading +42 rating and 84 PIM in 76 games…was named to the PlanetUSA All-Star team…set AHL career highs in scoring, assists, plus/minus and games played…led team defensemen in scoring, goals and assists…added 1-1=2 points with 14 PIM in 12 playoff games…2007-08: Appeared in his first full professional season with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, scoring 2-18=20 points with a +16 rating and 63 PIM in 72 games…led the AHL Penguins in plus/minus and ranked second among team defensemen in scoring and assists…helped lead Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to the Calder Cup Final, earning 2-8=10 points with 18 PIM in 23 playoff games…was signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh on July 7, 2007…2006-07: Made his professional debut with Norfolk (AHL), going scoreless with six PIM in five games…Miscellaneous: Played four years of collegiate hockey from 2002-07, including one at Boston College (Hockey East) and three at Dartmouth (ECAC)…combined for 11-49=60 points with 86 PIM in 118 career NCAA games…was named Second-Team All-Ivy League and Third-Team All-ECAC in his senior season at Dartmouth in 2006-07…was named to the Hockey East Scholastic Team as a freshman at Boston College in 2002-03.

PERSONAL: Married wife, Avery, in July 2010…grew up in Orford, New Hampshire…graduated Deerfield Academy in Deerfield, Massachusetts in 2003…his favorite player growing up was Ray Bourque…his best hockey memory was playing his first NHL game…spent most of his summer in Enfield, New Hampshire…Twitter handle is @RevLovejoy6.