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SCOTT MELLANBY’S BATTERED HELMET, 1995-1996
Players tend carefully to their helmets, often modifying them to fit their heads better (or simply make them last longer). Scott Mellanby wore this helmet in multiple games throughout the magical “Yea ...
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PURE JOY
The 1995 Panthers Breakout Weekend at Joe Robbie Stadium (now Hard Rock Stadium) included games, giveaways and the first chance to buy regular-season tickets. And for at least one lucky fan, it includ ...
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THE FIRST CAPTAIN, 1993-1997
Brian Skrudland was a gritty, 30-year-old veteran when he was named the first Florida Panthers captain. He was the perfect person to lead the new team during its early years, including the epic 1996 s ...
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MELLANBY LEADS OUT OF THE GATE
Scott Mellanby took an early leadership role for the franchise, attending hockey clinics and meet-and-greets with South Floridians, many of whom had never seen a hockey game in their lives. “This is a ...
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BEEZER WITHOUT THE HELMET
The Panthers really wanted John Vanbiesbrouck, and “Beezer” didn’t disappoint. During the 1993 NHL Expansion Draft, the Panthers snagged Vanbiesbrouck in the first overall pick. Vanbiesbrouck would be ...
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AUTOGRAPHED OPENING NIGHT 1995 POSTER
Did the Panthers know that Opening Night 1995 would go down in team history? Players and owner H. Wayne Huizenga signed a poster commemorating the game, where Scott Mellanby’s Rat Trick was the highli ...
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JOHN VANBIESBROUCK FIGURINE, 1995
The Panthers selected John Vanbiesbrouck as the first pick of the 1993 NHL Expansion Draft, and the goalie became a team legend. Vanbiesbrouck capped off a successful 1995-1996 season with 12 wins dur ...
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TICKET TO THE NIGHT OF THE RAT TRICK, 1995
The Panthers opened the 1995-1996 season with a 4-3 win in Miami Arena over the Calgary Flames. They would keep winning that season, taking five of the next six and eventually securing the franchise’s ...
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RANDY MOLLER’S BEAT-UP SKATES, 1994-1995
Your very own favorite on-air talent, Randy Moller, wore these skates while he was playing for the Panthers in his final NHL season. The cross-hatch stitching on the sides was an equipment manager’s m ...
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BILL LINDSAY’S MODIFIED SOCKS, 1995-1996
Was Bill Lindsay wearing these socks during the miracle run through the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 1996? Possibly! At the very least, he was wearing them that season. Either Lindsay or a trainer modified ...
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