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Spacey in Space visits 'Today' show

Panthers have been presenting unique sweatshirt to best player after wins

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Kevin Spacey and the Spacey in Space sweatshirt made appearances on "Today" on NBC on Wednesday. 

The blue, hooded sweatshirt, which features Spacey's head floating in space, has been given by the Florida Panthers to their best player after wins since December. The meaning behind it remains a mystery, as neither Spacey nor the Panthers have explained the connection.

During the actor's appearance on the show, hosts Savannah Guthrie and Willie Geist pulled out a Spacey in Space sweatshirt. 

"They give this out at every game to the most valuable player," Spacey said. "And yes, I've become their good luck charm. I'm very pleased they're doing well. I'm very excited for them. I hope we can help the team win." 

The Panthers are three points ahead of the Tampa Bay Lightning for first place in the Atlantic Division. 

Fans can buy the sweatshirt for $40 at the Panthers team store, with proceeds going to the Kevin Spacey Foundation and the Florida Panthers foundation. The sweatshirts have Spacey's face on the front and the Panthers' logo and team name with the words "#SpaceyInSpace" on the back.

Tweet from @FlaPanthers: "I'm very excited for them, I'm glad that they are doing really well," - @KevinSpacey. https://t.co/CbuPYQCDBR pic.twitter.com/3GqJmtaPCq

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