Ed Jovanovski - Canada

Ed Jovanovski
- is a Canadian professional hockey defenceman currently playing for the Phoenix Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has previously played for the Florida Panthers, with whom he was originally drafted in 1994, and Vancouver Canucks. Jovanovski was born in Windsor, Ontario, to Macedonian immigrants. Coming from an athletic family, his father Kostadin was a professional soccer player in Macedonia.

Ед Јовановски е професионален одбранбен хокеј играч кој моментално игра за Феникс Којотис од NHL. Претходно играл за Флорида Пентерс, со кои ја започнал кариерата во 1994та година,како драфтуван играч од Ванкувер Кенучк. Јовановски е роден и пораснат во Виндзор, Онтарио, од страна на македонски емигранти. Потекнува од спортска фамилија, неговиот татко Костадин бил професионален фудбалер во Македонија.

Wikipedia deutsch
Ed Jovanovski (* 26. Juni 1976 in Windsor, Ontario) ist ein kanadischer Eishockeyspieler mazedonischer Abstammung, der aktuell bei den Phoenix Coyotes in der National Hockey League spielt.

Wikipedia englisch
Jovanovski was born in Windsor, Ontario, to Kostadin and Lilja Jovanovski.[2] His parents immigrated to Canada in 1973 from Macedonia.[2] Coming from an athletic family, Kostadin was a semi-professional soccer player in Yugoslavia.[2] Jovanovski followed after his father and played organized soccer growing up.[1] He did not start playing hockey until age 11, when his older brother, Denny, joined a team.[1]

During his junior career, Jovanovski and two other Windsor Spitfire teammates were charged with sexually assaulting a 24-year-old woman in February 1995.[6] After a pre-trial hearing in June, the Crown attorney dropped the charges in August due to a lack of convincing evidence.[6]

Beginning his NHL career with the Florida Panthers, he owned a condominium in Boca Raton, Florida.[6] He met his wife, Kristin, in Florida and retained a residence in Boca Raton, where he spent his summers.[37][59] Jovanovski and Kristin had their first child, daughter Kylie Everett on August 22, 1998.[60] Three years later, Kyra was born, while her twin sister died in utero.[61] Kristin was later pregnant with twins a second time and gave birth to son Cole and daughter Coco on May 25, 2006, in Florida.[59][61]

In 2005, Jovanovski was featured in a documentary aired on multicultural network Omni Television. Entitled The Late Bloomer: Ed Jovanovski, it explored his career, family tragedy and attachments to his Macedonian heritage.[62]