Ed Jovanovski biography

Ed Jovanovski

Ice Hockey, Ice hockey player

1976 –


Who is Ed Jovanovski?

Edward Jovanovski is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman and captain for the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League. He was born in Windsor, Ontario, and is of Macedonian descent.

He played major junior for two seasons with the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League, earning First All-Star, Second All-Star and All-Rookie Team honours. He was selected first overall in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft by the Florida Panthers. During his rookie season, he earned All-Rookie Team honours and helped the Panthers advance to the Stanley Cup Finals, where they lost to the Colorado Avalanche. After three-and-a-half seasons in Florida, Jovanovski was traded to the Vancouver Canucks in a seven-player deal for Pavel Bure. During his tenure with Vancouver, he was awarded the Babe Pratt Trophy as the team's best defenceman three consecutive years. He also led the club's defencemen in scoring four consecutive years. In July 2006, Jovanovski became an unrestricted free agent and signed with the Coyotes. He led the team's defencemen in scoring during his first three years with the club. Known as a two-way defenceman, he has recorded three 40-point and one 50-point campaign in the NHL.


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Jun 26, 1976
Also known as
  • Edward Jovanovski
  • Jovo
  • JovoCop
  • Eddy
  • Canada
Lived in
  • Windsor

on July 23, 2013

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