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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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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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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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PANTHERS UNIFORM UNVEILING, 1993
H. Wayne Huizenga dropped the puck at the official uniform unveiling event at Miami Arena in front of 1,500 new fans. “I’m very prejudiced, but I don’t think any uniform in the league looks better tha ...
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OPENING NIGHT FOR THE PANTHERS, 1993
Watch out — those kitties bite! A real-life Florida panther joined Bill Torrey, H. Wayne Huizenga and others on the ice to officially welcome fans to the beginning of Panthers hockey. When Huizenga an ...
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ANNOUNCEMENT: PANTHERS HELPING PANTHERS
Prior to the inaugural season, Panthers founder and then-owner H. Wayne Huizenga donated to the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, a nod to the namesake of the team. Since 1993, the Panthers have co ...
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H. WAYNE AND MARTI HUIZENGA, 1996
The first Panthers owner, H. Wayne Huizenga, brought hockey to South Florida. In 1996, he watched the team bring home an Eastern Conference Championship. Marti Huizenga was well-known for bringing a t ...
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STANLEY C. PANTHER & THE HUIZENGAS, 1990s
Team founder H. Wayne Huizenga and wife Marti Huizenga frequently attended games and got into the spirit of celebrating the Panthers. Huizenga owned the Panthers from 1993 to 2001.
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