The Florida Panthers named Ed Jovanovski captain of the team Friday.

The 36-year-old defenseman is the team's first captain since 2011, when Bryan McCabe wore the "C" until he was traded to the Rangers in February.

"His depth of experience gives him a lot of knowledge that you have to go through things," coach Kevin Dineen said. "It's personality and what he can bring to the table for us as a group."


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