On December 10th, 1992, H. Wayne Huizenga was awarded an NHL franchise.
25 years later, the Florida Panthers are proud to honor Mr. Huizenga and his contributions to our organization. Join us at BB&T Center on Friday, Jan. 19 as we host the expansion Vegas Golden Knights.
The Panthers will permanently retire number 37 in honor of franchise founder. The number 37 was selected by the Huizenga family in recognition of Wayne's birth year and lucky number.
Prior to the pre-game ceremony, Florida Panthers Owner and Governor Vincent J. Viola, the Huizenga family and the Florida Panthers will host a reception for all current and past Community Champions Grant Program recipients in the Chairman's Club at BB&T Center.
The Community Champions Grant Program represents a $5 million commitment over five years from the Florida Panthers foundation, in support of not-for-profit organizations focused on helping the local community. The Marti Huizenga Boys & Girls Club of Broward County will be recognized as a Community Champion at the game on January 19.