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Ben Lovejoy announces retirement after 11 NHL seasons

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Veteran defenseman Ben Lovejoy is hanging up his skates after 11 NHL seasons.

The 35-year-old announced his retirement during a broadcast on NHL Network on Wednesday night.

Undrafted, Lovejoy broke into the NHL with the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 2008-09 season. He also spent time with the Anaheim Ducks and the New Jersey Devils before finishing his career with the Dallas Stars in 2018-19.

Lovejoy captured a Stanley Cup with the Penguins in 2016, contributing two goals and six points while averaging 17:46 of ice time over 24 playoff contests.

The 6-foot-1 rearguard recorded 20 goals and 101 points over 544 career games.

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