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Veteran NHL defenceman Ben Lovejoy announced his retirement on Wednesday after 11 seasons in the league.

Lovejoy spent time with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Anaheim Ducks, New Jersey Devils and Dallas Stars during his career, winning the Stanley Cup as a member of the Penguins in 2016.

The 35-year-old had two goals and nine points in 71 games with the Devils and Stars last season, adding one assist in 13 playoff games with the Stars.

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· Aug 29, 2019
If you turned on @NHLNetwork last night or this morning, you may have caught a glimpse of former #wbspens defenseman Ben Lovejoy ( @RevLovejoy6 ) begins the announcers’ desk.

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Lovejoy announced during the broadcast that he was hanging up the skates after a 12 year playing career, which included seeing his name engraved on the Stanley Cup.

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The Concord, New Hampshire native played in 544 career NHL regular season games tallying 20 goals and 81 assists for 101 points. He added five goals and 11 assists for 16 points in 76 playoff games.

Lovejoy started his professional career with the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League after going undrafted. He previously played three years at Dartmouth of the NCAA.

On December 7, 2017, Lovejoy announced he would be donating his brain to concussion research, becoming the first active NHL player to do so.

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