The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenseman Ben Lovejoy to a one-year entry-level contract, it was announced today by Assistant General Manager Chuck Fletcher.
Lovejoy played 72 games for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL) last season recording 20 points (two goals, 18 assists) and 63 penalty minutes. He appeared in 23 playoff games for the Penguins posting ten points (two goals, eight assists).
The 6-2, 214-pound defenseman joined the Norfolk Admirals (AHL) during the 2006-07 season following his senior season at Dartmouth College. Lovejoy appeared in five games with the Admirals recording six penalty minutes. He finished his college career with 60 points (11 goals, 49 assists) in 118 games with Dartmouth and Boston College. He scored career-highs in 2006-07 in goals (seven), assists (16) and points (23) leading all defensemen in all three categories at Dartmouth.
The native of Canaan, New Hampshire was acquired by Wilkes-Barre/Scranton as a free agent on June 14, 2007.