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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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