|BIRTHPLACE:||Windsor, ON, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||FLA: 1994-1 overall|
- Appeared in his 900th career NHL game at LA, Apr. 4
- Registered a goal and an assist in a 2-1 win vs. LA, Apr. 2
- Scored the GWG and was +3 in a 6-3 win vs. DET, Jan. 20
- Scored his first goal of the season (PP, GWG) at CGY, Nov. 4
2008-09 Season highs:
Goals: 1 - 9 times
Assists: 2 - 5 times
Points: 2 - 7 times
Shots: 7 - 2 times
Plus/minus: +3 - 2 times
TOI: 26:10 - Jan. 15 at VAN
Played in 80 games for the Coyotes, finishing with 12-39-51 and 73 PIM…Established new career-high in points (51)…Ranked 2nd on the team in assists (39) and 4th in points (51)…Led the team in TOI/game (22:32) and tied for team-lead in PP points (27)…Recorded his 50th point of the season with a goal vs. ANA, Mar. 22…Collected a goal and an assist while playing in his 800th NHL game at LA, Feb. 18…Registered 1-2-3 vs. LA, Feb. 16…Appeared in his fifth career All-Star Game on Jan. 27 in Atlanta…Registered a career-high four points (1-3-4) vs. SJ, Jan. 15…Scored his 100th NHL goal vs. DET, Dec. 29…Collected three assists vs. LA, Nov. 21…Registered 1-2-3 vs. DAL, Nov. 8…Scored his first goal of the season and collected an assist vs. ANA, Nov. 3…Recorded two assists while playing in his 750th NHL game vs. DAL, Oct. 27…Collected his first point of the season with an assist vs. MIN, Oct. 13.
Has played in five NHL All-Star Games during his career (2001, 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2008)…2006-07: Appeared in 54 games and recorded 11-18-29 in his first season with the Coyotes…Led all Coyotes defensemen in scoring and ranked 4th in points on the team (29)…Also ranked 2nd in PP goals (6), 2nd in average TOI (23:08), T-2nd in PP points (14), 4th in blocked shots (71), T-4th in goals (11), 5th in shots (135) and 5th in shooting percentage (8.1%)…Led the team in TOI in 22 of the 54 games he played in…Missed the final 22 games of the season due to a groin injury…Recorded his 200th NHL assist at CBJ, Feb. 6…Played in his 4th career NHL All-Star Game in Dallas, recording two assists…Scored two goals and added an assist while also posting season-highs in shots (8) and TOI (28:13) vs. STL, Jan. 15…Recorded a three-game point streak (1-3-4) from Jan. 7-Jan. 11…Collected a goal and an assist in a 5-2 win over DAL, Jan. 9…Missed five games with a groin injury, Dec. 21-Dec. 30…Registered a goal and an assist vs. CBJ, Dec. 14…Scored a goal in back-to-back games on Dec. 7 (at CHI) and Dec. 9 (vs. DAL)…Put together a three-game point streak (0-3-3) from Nov. 25-Dec. 1…Notched three points on a goal and two assists at ANA, Nov. 19…Scored the GWG and added an assist in a 6-4 win over LA, Nov. 4…Recorded his first goal as a Coyote at CBJ, Oct. 9…Picked up two assists in his first game in a Coyotes uniform on Opening Night vs. NYI, Oct. 5…2005-2006: In his 7th season with Vancouver, played in 44 games, recording 8-25-33 and 58 PIM…Ranked 11th among NHL defensemen in points per game at .75 (minimum 10 games played)…Returned after missing 27 games due to a groin injury and scored GWG, Apr. 8 vs. CGY…Out with groin injury, Dec. 31-Apr. 3…Led the team in scoring (1-2-3) vs. NSH, Dec. 28…Collected three assists and led the team in scoring vs. EDM, Dec. 21…Was named the Molson Cup Three Star award winner for the month of November…Recorded his 300th and 301st NHL career points (1-1-2) at SJ, Nov. 16…Recorded two points (1-1-2) vs. MIN, Nov. 2…Scored a goal and an assist, Oct. 22 vs. COL…Scored his first goal of the season and added an assist vs. PHX, Oct. 20…Registered three assists, Oct. 16 vs. DAL…Recorded two assists and led the team in ice time (31:08), Oct. 8 at EDM…Led Canucks’ defensemen in scoring for three consecutive seasons from 2000-01 through 2002-03 and was honored with the Walter “Babe” Pratt Award as the Canucks’ top defenseman in each of those campaigns…In 2001-02, ranked second among NHL defensemen with 17 goals and set career highs in both goals and points (48)…Ranks 5th in Canucks’ history in scoring among defensemen with 234 points with the club…2003-04: Finished the season with 7-16-23 in 56 games…Returned to the line-up after missing 25 games with a shoulder injury, recording two assists on Mar. 21 vs. CBJ…Sustained a shoulder injury, Jan. 25 vs. NSH…Scored two goals and an assist, Jan. 13 at PHX…Scored the game-tying goal, unassisted on an end-to-end rush, Dec. 11 vs. COL…Scored two goals and an assist, led all players with 10 shots on net, Nov. 18 vs. MON…Scored his first goal of the season and finished the game with a plus-2, Oct. 20 vs. BUF…2004 Playoffs: Played seven games with VAN, recording four assists…2002-03: Finished the season with a new career high with 40 assists…Recorded 46 points in 67 games played…Named to the Western Conference All-Star Team, Jan. 16…Collected his 37th assist, Mar. 23 vs. WSH…Recorded his 36th assist of the season, establishing a new career high for assists, Mar. 20 vs. NSH…Recorded his 25th assist and finished the game with a plus-3 rating, Feb. 23 vs.
CBJ…Recorded an assist on the overtime game-winning goal, Feb. 22 at EDM…Returned to the line-up
after being sidelined with a heel injury (14 games) and played 23 minutes, Jan. 30 vs. EDM…Scored one
goal, Dec. 19 at NSH…Recorded his 20th assist of the year while leading the team in ice-time (25:36) and shifts (32), Dec. 17 at CHI…Recorded two assists and led the team in ice-time, playing 25:07, Dec. 14 at EDM…Recorded his 16th assist, finishing with a plus-2 rating and extending his point streak to 4 games (1-4-5), Nov. 30 at FLA…Scored his third goal of the season, recorded a team-high five shots on net and led all players in ice-time playing 26:17, Nov. 27 at CAR…Collected his 11th and 12th assists of the season, extending his assist streak to five games and led the team in ice-time playing 26:39, Nov. 20 vs. CHI…Scored the GWG, his 2nd of the season, Nov. 2 at MIN…2003 Playoffs: Ranked T-6th among all defensemen in playoff scoring with 7-1-8 in 14 games…Led all defensemen in goals with seven…T-4th
among all post-season players in goals (7)…T-2nd in PP goals (4)…2001-02: Ranked 2nd among all NHL defensemen with 17 goals…Recorded a career high 17 goals and 48 points…Represented the Canucks at the NHL All-Star Game….Recorded his 31st assist of the season, setting a new career high for points with 48, Apr. 13 at CGY…Scored his 17th goal and 28th assist of the season, Apr. 3 at LA…Scored the GWG in OT, Dec. 12 at ANA…Scored a goal and an assist, Nov. 7 at CBJ…Won the October segment of the Molson Cup Three Stars…Recorded two assists, Oct. 30 vs. CBJ…Recorded 1-2-3, his fourth three point game, Oct. 9 at COL…2002 Playoffs: Tied for 1st among Canuck players in playoff scoring with 1-4-5 in 6 games…2000-01: Set new career highs in goals (12), assists (35), and points (47)…Won the Walter “Babe” Pratt Award (Top Defenseman)…Led all Canucks skaters with 1,971 minutes of ice-time…Played his 400th career NHL regular season game…Recorded two assists, setting a new career high for points, Jan. 24 vs. PHX…Recorded an assist in his first NHL All-Star Game…Recorded three assists for the second time in his career, Dec. 4 vs. NSH…Collected a single-game career high three assists, Oct. 14 vs. BUF…Recorded 12 shots on goal, one off the Canucks franchise record, Oct. 8 at TB…Scored the OT GWG, Oct. 6 at FLA…Named an assistant captain, Oct. 5…2001 Playoffs: Played four playoff games with VAN, collecting 1-1-2…1999-00: Led all Canucks skaters in total ice time with 1782 minutes…Ranked 3rd in the NHL with 30.31 shifts per game…Set new career highs for points (26) and assists (21)…Set a new career high for points in one game with three (1-2-3), Mar 6 vs. TOR…Had two three-game point scoring streaks (Oct. 24 to Oct. 28 and Nov. 7 to Nov 12)…Missed six games with a groin strain, Jan. 13 to Jan.23…1998-99: Acquired by VAN from FLA along with Dave Gagner, Mike Brown and Kevin Weekes on Jan 17…Set a career high in assists with his 17th of the season on Mar 24 at COL…Set a career high with 27 points…Had two multiple point games…1997-98: Completed his third NHL season and third as a Panther…Ranked 2nd among Panther defensemen with 23 points…Matched a career high in points and finished 2nd on the team in penalty minutes (158)…Played his 200th NHL game on Mar 26 vs. MON…1996-97: Tied for 3rd in scoring among Panthers defensemen with 23 points…Finished 2nd on the team in penalty minutes (172)…Sprained his knee on Jan 15 in EDM and missed 16 games before returning on Feb 22 vs. PHI…1997 Playoffs: Played five playoff games (no points)…1995-96: Named to NHL’s All-Rookie Team, becoming the first Panther to ever receive this honor…Chosen as a finalist for the league’s Calder Trophy and was named Rookie of the Year by The Hockey News…Led all rookie NHL defensemen in goals (10), finishing 3rd in points (21)…1996 Playoffs: Led Panther defensemen with nine playoff points (1-8-9) in 22 playoff games…Helped lead the Panthers to the Stanley Cup Finals versus Colorado…1994-95: Named an OHL First Team All-Star after recording 23 goals, 42 assists and 198 penalty minutes in 50 games for Windsor (OHL).
2008: Helped lead Canada to a Silver Medal at the 2008 World Championships…2006: Was selected to the Team Canada roster for the 2006 Winter Olympics – his second Olympic Team selection – but was unable to attend due to injury…2005: Helped lead Canada to a Silver Medal at the 1995 World Championships…2004: Helped lead Team Canada to a Gold Medal at the World Cup of Hockey…Helped Canada win a Gold Medal at the 2004 World Championships…2002: Helped lead Canada to a Gold Medal at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah…2000: Played in nine games for Canada at the World Championship…1998: Played for Canada in World Championships in Switzerland, collecting 2-1-3 in 6 games…1996: Was a member of the Silver Medal winning Team Canada at the World Cup of Hockey, though he didn’t see any action in the tournament…1995: Led Canada to Gold Medal at the World Junior Championships in Red Deer, Alberta.
Ed and his wife Kirstin have four children: Kylie, Kyra and twins Cole and Coco…Did not start playing hockey until the age of 11…His father, Kostadin, was a professional soccer player in Yugoslavia…Enjoys all sports, especially golf, roller-blading and football…His favorite TV show is “CSI: Miami” and favorite band is the Dave Matthews Band….His first job was delivering newspapers.