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NIEDERMAYER AND PANTHERS WIN AT HOME, 1993
Rob Niedermayer got into a face-off scrum during a 1993 game against the Ottawa Senators. Later in the game, Niedermayer scored the winning goal on an assist from Dave Lowry in what became the first h ...
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MELLANBY’S 30TH PANTHER GOAL, 1994
What a way to close out the inaugural season! Scott Mellanby tallied his 30th goal of the year in a 4-1 win over the New York Islanders on April 14, 1994. Mellanby led the Panthers in goals and points ...
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COMMEMORATIVE FIRST GAME PUCK, 1993
Panthers history was enshrined in a commemorative gold puck celebrating the team’s first NHL game, a 4-4 tie with the Chicago Blackhawks. The team posted a 33-34-17 record in the inaugural season. ...
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SIGNED SKRUDLAND BREAKAWAY PROGRAM, 1994
The Panthers selected Brian Skrudland during the 1993 NHL Expansion Draft, and he became the first captain in franchise history. In four seasons with the Panthers, Skrudland recorded 99 points.
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FIRST PANTHERS HOME-GAME TICKET, 1993
The Panthers played their first home game on October 12, 1993 in the Miami Arena. The result was a 2-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins — Panthers fans would have to wait until the next game to see the ...
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VANBIESBROUCK ON EARLY-SEASON PUB COVER
John Vanbiesbrouck earned an early-season home win the night he was featured on this cover of Breakaway, as the Panthers prevailed over the Islanders, 5-2.
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1st CATS CAPTAIN ON 1st SEASON PUB COVER
Team captain Brian Skrudland led the Panthers from 1993 to 1997, including the glorious trip to the Stanley Cup Final in 1996.
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FIRST PANTHERS GAME SCORESHEET, 1993
Have you ever kept a scoresheet during a live sporting event? A game official filled in this hand-written scoresheet and game report during the first-ever Panthers game, a 4-4 tie with the Chicago Bla ...
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BILL TORREY JOINS THE PANTHERS, 1993
Bill Torrey became a legend when he turned the struggling New York Islanders into a dynasty in the 1970s and 1980s. After a 21-year career with the Islanders, Torrey answered Panthers owner H. Wayne H ...
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BOBBY CLARKE ANNOUNCED AS GM, 1993
Panthers owner H. Wayne Huizenga had a great deal of experience in business and sports management, but did not have much specific experience with hockey. In early 1993, just months before the franchis ...
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