Jeff LoVecchio
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Jeff LoVecchio

Hometown:

Chesterfield Missouri

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1985-08-26

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2003

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

Free agent, 2008

Weight:

195 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2007-08:  Junior season serving as co-captain of the Western Michigan Broncos. He finished third on the team in scoring with 21 points (nine goals, 12 assists) in 35 games. On Nov. 23 when he had a hand in all four goals, including tallying the game-winner in Western Michigan’s 4-2 win over Ohio State. Most recently, LoVecchio was named one of the finalists for the CCHA’s Defensive Forward of the Year award.  LoVecchio was signed by the Bruins and began his pro career, appearing in 14 regular season games for the Providence Bruins.  He scored 3 goals and added 2 assists for 5 points.  In 6 playoff games for the Bruins, LoVecchio picked up 1 assist.

2008-09: While still in the Bruins system, a concussion knocked the winger out for the season.

2009-10: LoVecchio returned to action with the Providence Bruins.  In 65 games, he scored 15 goals and chipped in 9 assists for 24 points.

Talent Analysis

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. While he’s not an overly physical player, he won’t shy away from playing the body when necessary. LoVecchio possesses great on-ice vision and his anticipation is quite good, particularly in defensive situations.

LoVecchio excels in his play around the net. He can frequently be seen driving hard to the net and has shown a willingness to take the punishment in front of it to finish plays. LoVecchio has a very good shot and can get it off quickly.

Future
Checking forward.