Lovejoy: Nothing but good memories of the 'Burgh
By Josh Yohe
Published: Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Q: Did you feel like you got a fair shake in Pittsburgh, or did you feel like every mistake here could be your last? There was always a perception that you were on thin ice during your time here.
A: I was absolutely given a fair shake in Pittsburgh. I was an undrafted free agent out of college who signed an AHL contract, on this contract I could not be called up to play in the NHL. I worked my way up with lots of help from everyone in the entire organization. It was a team effort. Pittsburgh taught me how to play hockey and turned me into the player I am today. I am forever grateful to how I was treated.
Q: Will you look back on your time in Pittsburgh in a favorable way?
A: Every single day.
Q: What's Bruce Boudreau been like to deal with? He came across as quite an entertaining guy while with the Washington Capitals during the filming of 24/7.
A: He has been great so far. Extremely fun to play for, and really lets players play to their strengths.
Q: Teemu Selanne is a living legend and still going strong. How cool is it to play with him?
A: My prized possession as a 10-year-old was an Upper Deck Teemu Selanne rookie card. It was worth $4.40, and was by my most valuable hockey card. It's been pretty cool.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
- Penguins’ Neal suspended five games for Marchand hit
- Penguins players are not out looking for fights
- Rossi: Penguins’ Orpik among select NHLers going without gluten
- Penguins’ Orpik out; Neal to have phone hearing
- Penguins have never been better on power play
- Baby Penguins notebook: Goaltenders find their places in system
- Backup goalie Zatkoff has Penguins talking
- Penguins notebook: Injury keeps Malkin out against Sharks
- Penguins’ Orpik taken off ice on stretcher in loss to Bruins
- Penguins notebook: Scuderi could practice within a week
- Jokinen takes center stage as fill-in for Pens’ Malkin