Edward Jovanovski (born June 26, 1976) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently an Unrestricted Free Agent in the National Hockey League (NHL). 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 (OHL), 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 season in the NHL.Internationally, Jovanovski plays for the Canadian national team. A one-time Winter Olympian, he won a gold medal at the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City. At the under-20 level, he won gold at the 1995 World Junior Championship. He went on to play in four Men's World Championships, winning silver in 2005 and 2008. He also represented Canada at the 2004 World Cup, playing in one game due to injury in the championship-winning tournament. Wikipedia
Invited to attend Team Canada's 5-day Olympic orientation camp on Aug 15th that starts in Vancouver. [August 2005]
Wife Kirstin delivers twins, a son, Cole, and a daughter, Coco [May 2006]
Playing pre-season games with the Vancouver Canucks. [September 2003]
Ed and Kirstin welcomed twins, a son, Cole, and a daughter, Coco, in May 2006.
Won the World Cup in 2004
One of 4 assistant captains of the Vancouver Canucks.
Named to the World Cup roster for Team Canada, along with 13 other NHLers who also won gold in the 2002 Olympics, in Salt Lake City.
Eddie and Kirsten's two daughters Kylie and Kyra were flower girls at their second wedding.
Eddie and wife Kirsten renewed their wedding vows, in a second wedding, in Florida in late August 2003.
Speaks French and Macedonian.
His father Kostadin was a professional soccer player in Yugoslavia.
Played with the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario League
Played for Team Canada on numerous occasions
Was runner-up in 1996 Calder Trophy
Recorded 12 shots on goal, one off the Canucks franchise record, Oct. 8/00 at Tampa Bay
Named in 1995-1996 All-Rookie Team
Member of Team Canada's 2002 Gold Medal Winning Men's Hockey Team
He and his wife Kirstin have two daughters, Kylie and Kyra
Traded to Vancouver from Florida with Kevin Weekes, Dave Gagner, Mike Brown and first round draft choice in 1999 or 2000 in exchange for Pavel Bure, Bret Hedican, Brad Ference and 3rd round pick (in year that FLA exercises its option to convey the first round pick).
He was selected by the Florida Panthers with the first overall pick in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft.
Edvard Jovanovski Filmography
Hockey Night in Canada
It's Our Game: Team Canada's Victory at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey