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Ben Lovejoy

Ben Lovejoy  #12

Pittsburgh Penguins  Defenseman
NUMBER: 12 BIRTHDATE: February 20, 1984  (AGE 31)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Concord, NH, United States
Shoots: Right
Played parts of 5 seasons with Pittsburgh from 2008-13, recording 25 PTS (4G-21A) in 98 games. 2015 POSTSEASON: His 5:01 of SH TOI/G is 3rd in the NHL and 2nd on PIT. Is 3rd on the team with 9 shots. His 2nd on PIT with 9 Bks. His 22:17 of TOI ranks 3rd on PIT. Led PIT with 5:35 SH/TOI and dished out an assist in Game 1 at NYR. 2014-15 REGULAR SEASON: His 170 hits finished 1st among PIT D-men. Finished 4th on PIT with 106 blocked shots. Recorded a career-high 9 hits Mar. 28 vs. ARI. Scored his 1st goal since rejoining PIT Apr. 4 at CBJ. Acquired from ANA for Simon Despres on Mar. 2. Had 11 PTS (1G-10A) in 40 GP with ANA this season. Helped the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to the AHL Calder Cup finals in 2008. Career Info: Highs: G: 2 A: 2 P: 2 SHOOTOUT NUMBERS w/PIT: 0 G, 0 Att, 0.0 Pct REGULAR-SEASON NUMBERS w/PIT: 118GP 5G-23A-28PTS PPG: 0 SHG: 0 Postseason Career Info: POSTSEASON NUMBERS w/PIT: 13GP 0G-4A-4PTS
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.
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I first met him when I was 19 years old and he coached me for 13 consecutive years. I don't know how many athletes who have had that pleasure. Al Arbour was a man that left us not only feeling like champions, but left us with a lot of great memories that we can carry on through life.

— Islanders Hall of Fame defenseman Denis Potvin on former coach Al Arbour, who passed away Friday at the age of 82