Ed Jovanovski joins Coyotes The Phoenix Coyotes waded into the free-agent frenzy Saturday, signing star defenceman Ed Jovanovski to a $32.5-million US, five-year contract. Jovanovski will get roughly $2.7 million of the $4 million owed to him by the Panthers as buy-out candidates get two-third their contract price per the collective bargaining agreement. Ed Jovanovski joins James Cybulski and Perry Solkowski to talk about NHL players being in shape and ready for training camp and how strength … "[Friday) we thought … 1 … A big, check-throwing defenseman, Jovanovski was the No. Ed Jovanovski, Vancouver Canucks. Twelve years after trading Ed Jovanovski away, the Florida Panthers re-signed the defenseman to a four-year contract Friday. In our data (qualified contracts), only three players 35 or older have signed a 4-year contract (Ed Jovanovski, Mark Streit, and Shane Doan), and only 10 players over 35 have signed 3-years contracts. Ed Jovanovski joins James Cybulski and Perry Solkowski to give insight into what players look for during contract talks. He returned late in the season to help the […] Ed Jovanovski is heading back to Toronto today without a contract. The team is … Ed Jovanovski finally became a Panther instead of Panthers' property Friday when he signed a four-year, $5.7-million contract. On this day in 1999, the Vancouver Canucks traded Pavel Bure, Brad Ference, Bret Hedican and a 3rd round draft pick to the Florida Panthers for Ed Jovanovski, Kevin Weekes, Dave Gagner, Mike Brown and a 1st round pick. Ed Jovanovski : biography June 26, 1976 – Midway through the 2003–04 season, he suffered a third-degree shoulder separation during a game against the Nashville Predators on January 25, 2004. The trade of Pavel Bure, who had scored 50 goals three times in his seven seasons with the Canucks, caught no one off guard. Social Sharing With one year remaining on his four-year, $16.5 million contract, the Panthers have opted to use one of their two remaining compliance buyouts on Jovanovski, the team announced Monday. "We talked again," said Panthers general manager Bryan Murray. Colliding with opposing forward Martin Erat, he fell to ice and slide into the rink boards. Essentially, we created a binary feature that indicated whether it was possible for a player to sign a max-length contract. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images) ... On January 27th, 2003, Jovanovski signed a three-year contract extension worth just under $9 million. On Sunday the Panthers placed veteran defenseman Ed Jovanovski on waivers with the intent of buying out the final year of his contract.