Classy move. Thursday night’s season opener against the New Jersey Devils is a big moment for the franchise. The Panthers will debut a brand new logo and new uniforms for the first time in franchise history, making their use of the occasion as a tribute all the more classy.
Every Panthers player wore the number sixteen and the name "Fernandez" on their nameplate in honor of late Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez during warmups.
Aleksander Barkov doesn’t usually share his No. 16 jersey with his Florida Panthers teammates.
The team wore warm-up jerseys with Fernandez's name and No. 16 and special helmet decals.
The Florida Panthers paid tribute to José Fernández this evening en masse by all wearing Fernández’s number 16 jersey for their season opener. Here they are taking the ice. Read more...