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Lovejoy: Nothing but good memories of the 'Burgh

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Ben Lovejoy of the Anaheim Ducks skates against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

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By Josh Yohe
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.

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