Lovejoy had spent his entire career in the Eastern Conference, with the Pittsburgh Penguins, and he couldn't get to know his new teammate right away because Fowler was out with a concussion. But then a scouting meeting brought Fowler to life.
"We were doing video of the other team, and I remember seeing Cam on the point and I'm like, 'Who is this guy?" Lovejoy said with a laugh. " 'Why isn't he playing?' "
Lovejoy saw what many first see with Fowler: the skating ability and the natural offensive flair. Paired with Fowler since the end of last season, Lovejoy has seen the evolution in Fowler's game as he's developed the defensive side and taken the next step in his career.