In case you missed it on Ducks Weekly, the always affable Ben Lovejoy was featured in a "ride-along" segment. Among the highlights:
- "My dad was a very average college player ... Hi, Dad."
- On growing up idolizing Ray Bourque: "I wish I had a little bit more of his game in mine. I've had to settle, unfortunately."
- On his favorite movie, The Count of Monte Christo: "I love the calculated revenge. I didn't love the book. I think I had to read it in high school, but I love the movie."
- On the incident during his time in Pittsburgh that was documented on HBO's 24/7
. "I scored my first goal, got in my first fight ... and got hit with a slap shot in the face. The left side of my face just exploded. I had another third added on to my face. It became the Ben Lovejoy Hat Trick. I became a bit of a reality TV star in Pittsburgh in Canada. Still to this day I'll sign photos of it."
- "I've been lucky, and been able to make a great living playing an awesome game."
Here's the whole feature: