Lovejoy turned pro after three collegiate seasons with Dartmouth. He finished his Big Green career with 54 points (11G-43A) in 96 games. In his senior campaign, he posted a career-high seven goals and 23 points, and was named second team All-Ivy and third team All-ECACHL (Eastern College Athletic Conference Hockey League).
The Pittsburgh Penguins have announced following today’s optional skate that the team has recalled defenseman Ben Lovejoy, from Wilkes Barre/Scranton.
Defenseman Jordan Leopold will not be available for Sunday’s game.
Lovejoy, 26, has appeared in 12 games with Pittsburgh this season, compiling three assists and an impressive plus-8 rating. He recorded his first NHL point with an assist Nov. 14 at Boston. Lovejoy, who made his NHL debut last season after seeing action in two games with Pittsburgh, finished with a plus or even rating in 11 of his 12 contests this campaign.
Lovejoy has been one of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s top defensemen this season, recording nine goals and 29 points in just 65 games. His nine goals tie for the lead among Wilkes-Barre/Scranton blueliners while his 29 points placed second. Lovejoy has two assists in two AHL playoff games against Albany.
Lovejoy (6-foot-2, 215 pounds) has played three seasons with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. In his career he has 18 goals, 62 assists, 80 points and a plus-137 rating in 213 games. He led the entire AHL with a plus-42 rating and topped all WBS blueliners with 31 points (7G-24A) in the 2008-09 season. For his efforts, he was named to the PlanetUSA All-Star Team.
The Concord, New Hampshire native has appeared in 37 playoff games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, helping the club to the Calder Cup Final in 2007-08. He has registered three goals, 11 assists and 14 points in his postseason career.