JovoCop Joins Panthers Broadcast Team

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Windsor native Ed Jovanovski is returning to the Florida Panthers. 

The first number 1 overall NHL draft pick in Panthers history has been named a television analyst covering the team for Fox Sports Florida. 

Nicknamed JovoCop’ -- the blueliner was traded to Vancouver as part of the Pavel Bure blockbuster deal in 1999. 

He also returned to the Panthers as a free agent in 2011 and was later named team captain before his contract was bought out in 2014. 

Jovanovski, 43, will join another former NHL defenceman, Jeff Chychrun, as analysts on the Panthers television broadcast for the 2019-20 NHL season.

Together, the pair have a combined 26 seasons of National Hockey League experience.