Ducks Acquire Ben Lovejoy From Penguins
ANAHEIM DUCKS ACQUIRE BEN LOVEJOY FROM PITTSBURGH IN EXCHANGE FOR 2014 DRAFT PICK
ANAHEIM, Calif. The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has acquired defenseman Ben Lovejoy from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a fifth-round selection in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
Lovejoy, 28 (2/20/84), appeared in three games for Pittsburgh this season, going scoreless while averaging 13:36 time-on-ice (TOI). The 6-2, 215-pound defenseman has appeared in five NHL seasons with the Penguins, earning 4-21=25 points with a +20 rating and 63 PIM in 98 career games. He set numerous career highs in 2010-11, including goals (3), assists (14), points (17), plus/minus (+11) and games played (47). Lovejoy has also played in nine career Stanley Cup Playoff games with Pittsburgh, scoring 0-2=2 points with four PIM.
Signed as a free agent on July 7, 2007, Lovejoy has played four seasons in the American Hockey League (AHL) with Norfolk (2006-07) and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (2007-10). In 218 career AHL games, Lovejoy recorded 18-62=80 points with a +57 rating and 245 PIM between the Admirals and AHL Penguins. The Concord, NH native also made appearances in the Calder Cup Playoffs, including a trip to the Calder Cup Final in 2008. He appeared in 37 career Calder Cup Playoff games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, scoring 3-11=14 points with a +3 rating and 34 PIM.