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SUNRISE, Fla. -- Florida Panthers Executive Chairman Peter Luukko announced the Panthers schedule for the 2016-17 National Hockey League season. The Panthers will play a total of 82 regular season games (41 home and 41 away), as well as seven preseason games (three home and four away).

The Panthers open the 2016-17 season at home on Thursday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m. against the New Jersey Devils at the BB&T Center. The Panthers schedule is highlighted by 10 Saturday home games this season and a matchup against the Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday, Dec. 8.

The Panthers final home game of the season is set for Saturday, April 8 against Buffalo and the regular season finale is Sunday, April 9 at Washington.


Florida plays 30 games within the Atlantic Division this season with four games (two home and two away) against the Buffalo Sabres, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators and Tampa Bay Lightning. The Panthers play five games against division rivals the Boston Bruins (three home and two away) and Toronto Maple Leafs (two home and three away). The Panthers will play 24 games against teams from the Metropolitan Division and 28 games (one home and one away) against the Western Conference.


Florida will play 11 games this season at the BB&T Center against Original Six teams. The Panthers will host Boston three times (Nov. 1, Dec. 22, Jan. 7), the Chicago Blackhawks once (March 25), Detroit twice (Oct. 15, Dec. 23), Montreal twice (Dec. 29, April 3), the New York Rangers once (March 7) and Toronto twice (Dec. 28, March 14).


The Panthers will face their 2016 Stanley Cup Playoff opponents the New York Islanders three times this season, hosting them twice on Nov. 12 and again on Jan. 13. The Cats return to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Jan. 11.


The Panthers will face their intrastate rivals Tampa Bay in four contests this season, hosting them at the BB&T Center on Nov. 7 and again on Jan. 26.


The Cats will host a season-high 11 home games on Thursday this season, one on Sunday, two on Monday, eight on Tuesday, three on Wednesday, six on Friday and 10 on Saturday.


The Panthers are home for a pair of games during Thanksgiving week, hosting the Philadelphia Flyers (Nov. 22) and Columbus Blue Jackets (Nov. 26). Additionally, the Cats will end 2016 with a five-game home stand against five Atlantic Division rivals as they host Buffalo (Dec. 20), Boston (Dec. 22), Detroit (Dec. 23), Toronto (Dec. 28) and Montreal (Dec. 29). The Panthers will ring in the new year with a three-game home stand against the Winnipeg Jets (Jan. 4), Nashville Predators (Jan. 6) and Boston (Jan. 7).


All Panthers weekday home games will begin at 7:30 p.m. with the exception of Wednesday, Dec. 28 vs. Toronto (7:00 p.m.) and Wednesday, Jan. 4 vs. Winnipeg (7:00 p.m.). All Saturday home contests will start at 7:00 p.m. Florida's lone Sunday home contest vs. Ottawa on Feb. 26 will start at 7:30 p.m.


For ticketing information on suite rentals, club suites and group experiences or to learn more about full and partial ticket packages, please call 954-835-PUCK or visit FloridaPanthers.com.

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The Florida PanthersFriday, April 28th, 2017 at 9:28am

After 20 seasons in professional hockey, Thornton is starting to enjoy life away from the rink.

Β» http://bit.ly/Thornton4_28

Cliff Spinola One of my favorites... glad he's sticking around SoFla and working with the Cats instead of going back up north
Mike Fleener Glad you're sticking around the organization! Will miss you on the ice!
Linda Paliska Miss him already πŸ’πŸ’”πŸ’
Nate Augustus Thanks Shawn! we will miss you!
Elizabeth Iacobelli So happy for you Shawn enjoy every minute!
Phyllis Murray
Harvey Siegel Great guy, we will miss him on the ice!
Debbie Fritz Quincy Good luck with your new job in the Panthers front office!!
Michael Jubinski Wait he are new coach!!!!! lol
Debbie Rivera Coombs Congratulations on your retirement. Have fun!
Steven Shirk Thanks Shawn! Help us find our next enforcer!
Dee Dee Vaughan Jason Mark Smause
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The Florida PanthersThursday, April 27th, 2017 at 2:41pm

It's time to play the lottery!

The NHL Draft lottery will take place this Saturday Β»


Alex Cruz Remember when the Panthers traded away their first round draft picks? ~smh~ I am glad that era is over. Now we have to worry about disloyal team owners.
Brendan Wilson I love you coop. But did you seriously just write an article about a team hoping it wins the lottery, and then copy/paste their odds?
Aaron Brenker Trade it for Brandon saad
Nick Ionescu The one only benefit of finishing in the bottom 10 teams.
Attila Pazmandi We need a nhl coach!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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The Florida PanthersTuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 11:01am

The Panthers IceDen will host the seventh annual Hockeyfest on May 6.

Full details Β» bit.ly/hockeyfest17

Shawn Hawkins Been waiting all year for this!
Jared Gass Sara Sack Gass remind me to bring Brady
Allen Medina Has anyone been to this before?
En Amuel can I join?
Felicia Marie Diana Shafer look, its us!
Paul Mitchell Diana!!!!
Ashley Nicole Richard Meier
Jacob Langsam Hillary Langsam Jonathan Zim Jordan Zim next Saturday
Alexis Garcia Cara Korn tbt
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The Florida Panthers with Community Coffee.Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 10:36am

Get ready for the week ahead with the latest Cats & Coffee!

Thomas Lupo Gallant was awesome coach
Attila Pazmandi There is 2 really good coach on the market!!!!!!
En Amuel hi, good morning
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The Florida Panthers shared Panthers IceDen's photo.Friday, April 21st, 2017 at 4:51pm
Joaquin Fernandez Deana Marie Alysia Lisi Artiles Elana Sage Porvin
Joaquin Fernandez Tori Porter
Spencer Tylere Christopher Kersey
Shawn Hawkins .... Sooooooo that's why everything is on sale in the pro-shop right now!! Awesome!!
Jason Greenberg So much fun last yeR
Alexandre Jungermann Mona Laham Jungermann
Jason Torres Events like Hockey Fest is why I miss South Florida so much. Looking to come back home. I've been in Charleston, SC for over 10 years. Great place with pretty good hockey community; but, I miss my sports teams, especially Florida Panthers. Raised in Miami, but any insight on Coral Springs area? Many thanks!
Mona Laham Jungermann Tamami Nielsen I think it's a good opportunity to buy a new skate πŸ˜‰
Justin Viau Viau Is jagr will be there
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The Florida PanthersFriday, April 21st, 2017 at 3:27pm

Notes on #IIHFWorlds & more in this week's Rats Roundup!

πŸ“„ Β» bit.ly/roundup421

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The Florida PanthersThursday, April 20th, 2017 at 6:28pm

The FSHL is ready to show out this weekend at America's Showcase. πŸ’ͺ

πŸ“ Β» atnhl.com/2oVtd11

Mark Horvath Great story! Nice to see the game grow and be supported here in FL. Now if we could just get a rink up here in North Central FL! Good luck boys.
En Amuel wow, great story. do you have any more. please provide more links
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The Florida PanthersThursday, April 20th, 2017 at 9:24am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Colton Sceviour!

John Flanagan Happy Birthday Sceviour! Thanks for your great performance with the Panthers!!
Jill Dexter Happy Birthday Colton! Hope to see you again next year.
Cloe Cussler Happy birthday
Amanda Wise Happy Birthday Colton
Stephanie Swanson-Erickson Happy Birthday!!!
Niki Pappas Happy birthday.
Pech Petrovic Happy birthday buddy. Have a great day
Beverly Vautour Happy Birthday Colton!!
Elizabeth Iacobelli Happy birthday Colton πŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸŽ‰πŸΎπŸŽ‚
Niki Pappas
Cumhur Γ‡akmak Good evening My friend Δ± am from turkey Turkey time 07:48 pm
Cumhur Γ‡akmak Happy birthday friend
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The Florida Panthers added 2 new photos β€” with Hockey Canada.Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 at 3:37pm

Matheson & Demers have been named to Team Canada for the #IIHFWorlds!

Β» http://bit.ly/2017WorldsCanada