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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 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 79 27 39 23 66
J. Jokinen 81 18 42 25 60
A. Barkov 66 28 31 18 59
J. Huberdeau 76 20 39 17 59
V. Trocheck 76 25 28 15 53
R. Smith 82 25 25 19 50
A. Ekblad 78 15 21 18 36
N. Bjugstad 67 15 19 -8 34
B. Campbell 82 6 25 31 31
B. Pirri 52 11 13 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 35 19 6 .922 2.35
A. Montoya 12 7 3 .919 2.18

 
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