Athlete Profile

Ed Jovanovski
Defenceman
Born: Windsor, Ont.
DOB: June 26, 1976. Height: 6-2, Weight: 210. Shoots: Left. NHL team: Vancouver Canucks.
International history: Played for Canada at the 2000 world hockey championships. A member of Canada's silver-medal winning 1996 team as a reserve, but didn't get into any games. Won a gold medal with Canada at the 1995 world junior championships.
What he brings: Physically, a dominating player, Jovanovski also possesses a surprising offensive upside, tending to score in double figures every season. Tends to be a high-risk, high-reward player, who occasionally errs when playing an aggressive, hard-hitting style.
Career highlights: Played in the 2001 NHL All-Star game. First Florida Panthers player named to the 1995-96 all-rookie team. A finalist for the 1995-96 Calder Trophy. Led the Canucks' defencemen with 47 points and 172 hits in 2000-01 season.