On October 23, 2010, the first Panthers retired number was raised to the rafters. Whose number was it, you ask? In fact, it belonged to someone who never technically had a number: Bill Torrey, the Cats’ first president and main architect of the original Panthers roster. Though Torrey wasn’t a player, there was no one more deserving of the honor. The no. 93 was chosen to represent the franchise’s first season.
THE FIRST RETIRED NUMBER
Date: October 23, 2010
( C ) Florida Panthers (photo by Eliot J. Schechter)