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THE BEEZER SAVED THE BEST FOR LAST
There’s lots of reasons why John Vanbiesbrouck will never forget the 1997 All-Star Weekend — ultimately his final All-Star appearance. Beezer started the game for the East, who crushed the West, 11-7. ...
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THE TOP VOTE-GETTER IN THE EAST
John Vanbiesbrouck’s 20-year career included three All-Star Game appearances, all in a Panthers uniform. The goaltender represented the Cats at the festivities in 1994, 1996 and 1997. Vanbiesbrouck ea ...
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THE BEEZER’S MASK
Do you remember the first Panthers goalie to rock this helmet? US Hockey Hall of Famer John Vanbiesbrouck used a design similar to this one for years. The giant panther on top of his head let everyone ...
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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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THE MOST FAMOUS NET IN PANTHERS HISTORY?
How many amazing goals has this net seen? It was on the ice at Miami Arena for the entirety of the 1996 playoffs (though we don’t know which end). John Vanbiesbrouck undoubtedly guarded it (masterfull ...
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VANBIESBROUCK GUARDING THE GOAL, 1996
John Vanbiesbrouck was a stand-out star in the 1996 playoffs with 12 wins and 685 saves. He was later inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.
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LIMITED EDITION VANBIESBROUCK PUCK, 1996
Panthers great John Vanbiesbrouck was featured on various hockey memorabilia, including decorative pucks. He is second on the franchise’s all-time list for wins (106).
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POSTER OF SIX TRUE PANTHERS ORIGINALS, 1998
With the final home game at Miami Arena at the end of the 1997-1998 season, six players from the inaugural season still remained Panthers. Those players helped shape the budding franchise, contributin ...
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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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STARTING LINEUP VANBIESBROUCK FIGURINE, 1997
John Vanbiesbrouck was elected starting goaltender for the Eastern Conference at the 1997 NHL All-Star Game. Later that year, he earned his 300th win as a goalie with a 6-2 defeat of the New York Isla ...
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