Since before the puck dropped for the first ever Florida Panthers game in 1993, people have been collecting items and papers and photographs that represent Panthers history. In 2018, the Panthers organization brought in a specialist partner to help formalize the Florida Panthers Archives, so that these memories could be shared with fans.
Today, the Archives is safely organized, preserved and digitized for use. You can see highlights from the collection during games, throughout BB&T Center, on social media and here in the Virtual Vault. You can even share Virtual Vault items on your own social media feeds.
The Florida Panthers Archives contains:
- Almost 1,000 unique objects including game-used gear
- Over 55,000 images and photos
- Many team publications and promotional items
- So much content that, lined up end to end, the Archives would be longer than three hockey rinks!
“Twenty-five years sounds like a lot, but we’re still one of the youngest franchises in the NHL,” said Panthers President and CEO Matt Caldwell. “We’re excited to give Panthers fans the chance to explore Panthers history and to look back at the last 25 years and explore the ideas and passion for the next 25 years.”