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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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ANTI-88 RAT
Fans enthusiastically tossed plastic critters onto the ice to celebrate the Year of the Rat’s postseason success. This rat made a stance against no. 88. Could that be Philadelphia Flyers captain Eric ...
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COMMEMORATIVE STANLEY CUP FINAL PUCK, 1996
The Panthers squad’s trip to the Stanley Cup Final was nothing short of astounding. At the time, it was the quickest an expansion team had ever reached the final round of the playoffs without a format ...
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INAUGURAL PLAYOFF GAME PUCK, 1996
The magical “Year of the Rat” saw the Panthers embark on their first-ever trip to the postseason.
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YEAR OF THE RAT PLAYOFFS POSTER, 1996
Just a few months after Scott Mellanby notched his “rat trick,” the Panthers were headed to their first-ever playoff game. No one knew what the future would hold, but fans and players alike though “Th ...
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1996 CONFERENCE POSTER… OR BRAGGING RIGHTS?
How many of you had this poster on your walls? One of the unsung benefits of winning your conference’s championship is being able to smugly augment your wall décor.
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ANNIVERSARY YEAR OF THE RAT FIGURE
Starting with Scott Mellanby’s Rat Trick at the 1995 home opener and ending with an appearance in the 1996 Stanley Cup Final, the Year of the Rat proved to be a successful season for the Panthers. Dur ...
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AUTHENTIC GOAL RAT TAG, 1996
This rat was official! Panthers fans secured Year of the Rat tags onto plastic rats during the 1996 Stanley Cup run to celebrate the season’s theme.
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EASTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPS PINT GLASS, 1996
The Panthers celebrated their 1996 Eastern Conference Championship with this commemorative pint glass. That year, the Panthers reached the Stanley Cup Final in the team’s third year of existence, a ma ...
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EASTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPS GLASS, 1996
The 1996 playoffs proved to be a defining moment for the Florida Panthers. As an expansion team that entered the league in 1993, the Panthers surprised many NHL fans when they made it to the Stanley C ...
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