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Ducks Sign Defenseman Lovejoy to Three-Year Contract Extension

Thursday, 06.27.2013 / 4:49 PM / News
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Ducks Sign Defenseman Lovejoy to Three-Year Contract Extension
The Ducks have signed defenseman Ben Lovejoy to a three-year contract extension through the 2015-16 NHL season. Per club policy, financial terms were not disclosed.

Lovejoy, 29 (2/20/84), scored 0-10=10 points with a +4 rating and 29 penalty minutes (PIM) in 35 games with the Ducks and Pittsburgh Penguins last season. Acquired from Pittsburgh in exchange for a fifth-round selection in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft on Feb. 6, 2013, Lovejoy ranked tied for second among Anaheim defensemen with 10 assists in 32 games. The 6-2, 215-pound blueliner also added 0-2=2 points while averaging 21:05 time-on-ice (TOI) in seven Stanley Cup Playoff games against Detroit.

Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh on July 8, 2008, Lovejoy has appeared in five NHL seasons with the Penguins and Ducks. In 130 career NHL games, he has earned 4-31=35 points with a +26 rating and 92 PIM. Lovejoy set numerous career highs with Pittsburgh in 2010-11, including goals (3), assists (14), points (17), plus/minus (+11) and games played (47). He has also played 16 career Stanley Cup Playoff games, scoring 0-4=4 points with four PIM.

A native of Concord, New Hampshire, Lovejoy played four seasons in the American Hockey League (AHL) with Norfolk (2006-07) and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (2007-10) after signing his original AHL contract on July 7, 2007. In 218 career AHL games, Lovejoy recorded 18-62=80 points with a +57 rating and 245 PIM between the Admirals and AHL Penguins. He also made appearances in the Calder Cup Playoffs, including a trip to the Calder Cup Final in 2008. Lovejoy appeared in 37 career Calder Cup Playoff games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, scoring 3-11=14 points with a +3 rating and 34 PIM.

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