Trades & Signings

Penguins Trade Lovejoy to Ducks for ’14 Fifth-Round Pick

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By Brian Metzer

The Penguins have traded defenseman Ben Lovejoy to the Anaheim Ducks for a 2014 fifth-round draft pick.

The move isn’t much of a shock as Lovejoy had seemingly fallen out of favor with the team. He spent all but three games in the pressbox this season and probably only avoided being traded weeks ago by having Matt Niskanen sustain an injury. Once Simon Despres and Robert Bortuzzo stepped up and began to fill roles for the team he became expendable again.

Lovejoy recorded zero points, seven shots on goal and registered a minus-two in his three games this season. He notched 25 points (four goals), 63 shots on goal and registered a plus-20 in his five year career with the Penguins.

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About Brian Metzer

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Brian Metzer has been covering the Pittsburgh Penguins and National Hockey League since 2004. He currently serves as the Pittsburgh Penguins correspondent for NHL Network Radio on SiriusXM, does similar work for TSN 1050 in Toronto, is a contributing writer for NHL.com, the Beaver County Times and is the primary contributor for this site www.fromthepoint.com.

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