FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - FOX Sports Florida, the exclusive television home of the Florida Panthers, announced former Panthers captain Ed Jovanovski and former NHL defenseman Jeff Chychrun have joined its roster of Panthers on-air talent for the 2019-20 season. In their new roles, Jovanovski and Chychrun will appear on broadcasts throughout the season as a pre-post-and-intermission analysts. Together, the pair will bring their combined 26 seasons of National Hockey League experience to fans and help fortify FOX Sports Florida's "blue line" by bringing viewers their unique perspectives.
Jovanovski was selected first overall in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft by the Florida Panthers where he would continue to play for four seasons before being traded to the Vancouver Canucks (1999-2006). After five seasons with the Phoenix Coyotes, Jovanovski returned to Florida where he finished his NHL career after 19 seasons with a career total of 1128 games played and 500 points. Jovanovski was inducted to the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 2009 with his teammates from the 2002 Olympic hockey team.
Chychrun was drafted 37th overall in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers. He made his NHL debut in the 1986-87 season with the Flyers, and stayed with them until the 1990-91 season. He also spent time in the NHL with the Los Angeles Kings, Pittsburgh Penguins and Edmonton Oilers. He played 262 games over his NHL career, scoring 3 goals and 22 assists. His name was engraved on the Stanley Cup in 1992 as a member of the Penguins. His son, Jakob Chychrun, was drafted 16th overall by the Arizona Coyotes in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft and is entering his fourth season with the team.
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