LoVerde, 25, played the past two seasons with the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League. He had 20 points (two goals, 18 assists) and 46 penalty minutes in 70 regular-season games this season with a plus-37 rating that was tied for second in the AHL. He split time with Manchester and the Ontario Reign of the ECHL in 2012-13, combining for 30 points in 78 games.
The 5-foot-11, 205-pound native of Chicago began his professional career in 2011-12 in Ontario with 24 points (five goals, 19 assists) and 54 penalty minutes in 64 games. Prior to turning pro, LoVerde played four seasons at the University of Miami (Ohio).