Yesterday we did “Know Your Bruin” on Brad Marchand and today we’re keeping up with the forwards as we look at Jeffrey LoVecchio
KNOW YOUR BRUIN
D.O.B: 8/26/1985 (24) Position: LeftWing Height: 6’2” Weight: 159lbs Number: 57 How he came to Boston: Acquired in 2008 as a free agent Playing Experience with Boston: None at this time; Played in 20 games for the Providence Bruins (14 regular season, 6 post season)
Quick Biography: LoVecchio signed with the Bruins on March 18, 2008. LoVecchio played in 20 total games for the Providence Bruins in the 2007-2008 season. In 14 regular season games (2007-2008 season) for the Providence Bruins, LoVecchio posted 3 goals and 2 assists (5 points). In the 2007-2008 postseason, LoVecchio played 6 games, posting 0 goals and 1 assist (1 point).
While getting ready for the Bruins rookie camp this season, LoVecchio was working at out a rink in Chesterfield, MO when he hit a rut in the ice and crashed into the boards, leaving him unconscious and with a concussion.
LoVecchio battled through post-concussion syndrome and has played well so far in the pre-season for the Bruins.
"LoVecchio is a two-way forward with size. As good as he is offensively, he is equally, if not better, defensively. LoVecchio was one of the Broncos top penalty killers and saw significant time on the power play as well. He is an excellent skater, combining speed with power in his strides. He possesses good acceleration and transitions quite well. LoVecchio utilizes his size, speed and long reach very well. He can often be found helping out his defensemen in defensive zone plays and in turnover situations. LoVecchio is also an outstanding shot blocker."
Projected Roster: Providence Bruins roster Projected Slot: Second/third line winger for the P-Bruins
Here are some videos:
Jeff Lovecchio fights Sergei Kostitsyn (preseason)
"This city is such a great sports town, you want to be part of it for a long time...it's been a great experience."
-Milan Lucic during his press conference (10/07/2009)
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