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Panthers Continue to Give Back to South Florida Community

Monday, 11.6.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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Panthers Continue to Give Back to South Florida Community

Panthers Foundation & Fan Development Create New Community Initiatives

SUNRISE, FL - The Florida Panthers Hockey Club had an extremely busy first month of the season, with both the Florida Panthers Foundation and the Fan Development Department having one of the most successful months in the history of the organization.

"We have had an extremely busy and productive first month of the season," V.P. of Community Development Randy Moller said. "We've rolled out many new initiatives including Stanley's incredibleKIDSCLUB, numerous player charity programs and will soon introduce the 50/50 chance drawing during home games. It's an exciting time for the Foundation, as we are committed to helping South Florida children and for Fan Development, as our initiatives continue to create new hockey fans here in South Florida."

The Florida Panthers Foundation has partnered with several Panthers players to create charity programs designed to expose children to the game of hockey. Olli Jokinen, Todd Bertuzzi, Mike Van Ryn, Chris Gratton and Ed Belfour have all formed their own charitable programs in which they will donate Panthers tickets to South Florida children's charities throughout the 2006-07 season. Each of the player's charities - Captain's Corner, Bertuzzi's Buddies, Rhino's Runts, Gratton's Gang and Eagle's Nest - are marked by hanging banners in the BankAtlantic Center's inner bowl.

The Florida Panthers Foundation donated more than $40,000 in October to such organizations as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, the Andy Roddick Foundation, the Transplant Foundation and Take Stock in Children.

The Foundation will also introduce the popular 50/50 Chance Drawing in the coming weeks. Before home games, fans will have the opportunity to purchase a raffle ticket and the lucky winner will walk away with half of the total proceeds from that night. In addition to those initiatives, the Florida Panthers Foundation has partnered with GameDay Auctions to auction off unique merchandise to benefit the Foundation. This year the Foundation kicked off their fundraising efforts with the Florida Panthers GameOn! Carnival on September 29, which was attended by more than 1,500 guests.

For more information about any of the player charities or the Panthers Foundation please contact Jean Marshall at (954) 835-7720 or marshallj@sselive.com.

In addition to Foundation initiatives, the Fan Development Department has developed more than 75 StreetCats Program Centers and has distributed street hockey equipment to each center. StreetCats Centers are open from Homestead in Miami-Dade County to Hobe Sound in West Palm Beach County, with the goal of exposing as many children as possible to the game of hockey. The Panthers are also partnering with the Parks and Recreation Department to promote the game of hockey throughout the South Florida community.

The Florida Panthers are also proud to announce the formation of Stanley's incredibleKIDSCLUB. This kids only club is open to children ages 12 and younger and will be offered this season at no cost. For application and benefit information, please see www.floridapanthers.com or email KidsClub@floridapanthers.com.

Stanley C. Panther also made 35 appearances in the month of October with highlights including the Boys & Girl's Club annual "Hollywood Welcomes the Stars" fundraiser for the Marti Huizenga Boys & Girls Club Unit in Hollywood, the inaugural "Baby Fair" at Temple B'nai Israel in Boca Raton and the Buddy Walk on Hollywood Beach which benefited children with Down Syndrome.

The Panthers will be unveiling new programs in the coming weeks including the re-launch of Panthers University, Coolest Bars and Watch Party Tour and member-exclusive events for Stanley's incredibleKIDSCLUB.

For more information on StreetCats Program Centers, Stanley's incredibleKIDSCLUB, Stanley C. Panther appearances or any other Fan Development initiatives, please contact Dave Arias at 954-835-7728 or ariasd@sselive.com.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 53 40 9 4 175 120 84
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 54 31 18 5 153 135 67
4 NYI 53 29 18 6 150 131 64
5 DET 54 28 18 8 136 132 64
6 BOS 54 29 19 6 159 148 64
7 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
8 PIT 53 27 19 7 138 135 61
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
11 PHI 53 24 20 9 127 138 57
12 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
13 OTT 56 25 25 6 157 173 56
14 CBJ 56 22 28 6 140 173 50
15 BUF 55 21 28 6 125 151 48
16 TOR 53 19 25 9 122 149 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 51 17 21 14 38
J. Jokinen 54 11 27 12 38
J. Huberdeau 54 10 28 12 38
V. Trocheck 54 17 18 3 35
A. Barkov 43 16 19 13 35
R. Smith 54 18 16 12 34
B. Pirri 50 11 13 -4 24
A. Ekblad 50 10 13 20 23
B. Campbell 54 5 17 20 22
N. Bjugstad 39 9 10 -1 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 24 13 5 .928 2.17
A. Montoya 8 3 1 .929 2.01

 
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