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A FITTING TRIBUTE
At a home game against the Las Vegas Golden Knights on Jan. 19, 2018, the Panthers formally retired a jersey for H. Wayne Huizenga, the team’s founder and first owner. The businessman, born in 1937, w ...
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A SPECIAL RETIREMENT
On Jan. 19, 2018, H. Wayne Huizenga’s no. 37 jersey was sent to the rafters of BB&T Center when the Panthers honored their founder and original owner. The Panthers chose no. 37 for the businessman bec ...
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RETIRING NO. 37
Panthers founder and original owner H. Wayne Huizenga acknowledged the crowd at BB&T Center as his no. 37 jersey was retired to the rafters. The 80-year-old businessman had willed the Panthers into ex ...
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UP BY HIS BOOTSTRAPS
H. Wayne Huizenga: original CEO of three Fortune 500 companies, original Panthers owner, and all-around original man. Just months before he was awarded the Panthers franchise, he received the Horatio ...
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RASENBERG’S ZAMBONI
Groundbreaking (icebreaking?) Zamboni driver Mary Rasenberg looked on while owner H. Wayne Huizenga proudly displayed a custom Florida Panthers license plate before a game in 1995. Rasenberg was one o ...
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RAISE IT UP FOR THE FOUNDERS
Nearly a quarter-century after the Florida Panthers were born, Bill Torrey (center) stood by as the Panthers raised a retired jersey to the rafters in honor of their founder and original owner, H. Way ...
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HONORING THE HUIZENGAS
Prior to a Panthers game on January 19, 2018, the team honored founder H. Wayne Huizenga and his family for their contributions to the team and the South Florida community. Though Mr. Huizenga was una ...
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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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