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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
Lovejoy has been a plus player in 5 of the last 6 NHL seasons. Scored PIT's 3rd goal and assisted on Malkin's OT winner on Nov. 25 vs. StL for his 2nd multi-point game of the season. Recorded season-high 24:07 TOI and was a plus-1 in PIT's SO win over MTL on Nov. 11. Assisted on Eric Fehr's game-winning shorthanded goal on Nov. 4 at VAN. Had 3 points (1G-2A) in 3-game stretch from Oct. 29-Nov. 4. Had season-high 5 hits on Oct. 31 at TOR. Recorded a goal and an assist on Oct. 29 vs. BUF - his first multi-point game since Jan. 21, 2015. Has finished even or better in 13 of 14 games this season. Finished with 15 shots in 4 preseason games. 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: 139GP 7G-26A-33PTS PPG: 0 SHG: 0
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. Traded to Pittsburgh by Anaheim for Simon Despres, March 2, 2015.
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It's a big milestone for me and I'm happy to help my team with lots of good teammates. It's fun.

— Detroit's Pavel Datsyuk, who on Wednesday became the ninth Russian-born player, and ninth Red Wings player, to score 300 NHL goals
World Cup of Hockey 2016