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FITZPATRICK MAKES THE SAVE, 1993
Mark Fitzpatrick made a save during the first month of Panthers hockey in October 1993. Fitzpatrick started in goal for the first time on Oct. 19 (a 2-2 tie with the LA Kings) and went on to provide c ...
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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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H. WAYNE HUIZENGA PANTHERS JACKET, 1990s-2018
H. Wayne Huizenga wore his affection for the Panthers on his sleeves…inside and out. This reversible, bold jacket was a mainstay of his wardrobe while attending games and other Panthers events. He don ...
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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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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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WHO WERE THE BLOCK BUSTERS?
The other NHL expansion team in 1993 — the Disney-owned Mighty Ducks of Anaheim — had already announced they’d be going down a corporation-themed route, with a name inspired by the Disney movie. Would ...
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THE FLORIDA WHATS?
H. Wayne Huizenga had launched two major corporations before he delved into ice hockey: Waste Management and Blockbuster Entertainment. In homage to his second entrepreneurial success, he was original ...
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SOUTH FLORIDA MANATEES, 1993
Manatees flock to South Florida in the winter for the pockets of life-sustaining warm water. Imagine everyone’s surprise if they had also shown up in skates to play hockey! The South Florida Manatees ...
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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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