Good morning and welcome to “Cats & Coffee,” a weekly segment presented by Community Coffee in which we get you caffeinated with an exciting look at the week ahead for the Florida Panthers.
As the Florida Panthers prepare to return to the ice next month, these weekly posts will soon revert to being chock-full of informative game previews, player insights and much, much more.
In the mean time, however, it’s time to start putting some serious thought into how you’ll be taking in all of the action at the BB&T Center during what promises to be another exciting season of hockey in South Florida. When it comes to purchasing tickets, the early bird almost always gets the worm – or in this case, the early cat gets the mouse!
In order to make your ticket-buying process as smooth as one of Aleksander Barkov’s cross-ice passes, the Panthers have crafted several unique ticket packages, including full season packages, half season packages, partial packages, premium options, group experiences and single game tickets. In addition to discounts off box office prices, some ticket packages also grant priority access to Stanley Cup Playoff tickets.
After winning the Atlantic Division last season, the Panthers are scheduled to play 30 games within the Atlantic Division in 2016-17, 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 will also play five games against division rivals the Boston Bruins (three home and two away) and Toronto Maple Leafs (two home and three away).
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. and Florida’s lone Sunday home contest vs. Ottawa on Feb. 26 will start at 7:30 p.m.
If you’d like to purchase tickets, speak with a sales representative, or simply learn more about these flexible options, head on over to the Ticket Central section of FloridaPanthers.com.
IN THE NEWS
- Aaron Ekblad, who has led Panthers defenseman in scoring in each of the past two seasons, checked in at No. 46 on NHL Network’s Top 50 Players Right Now.
The Panthers had their turn as the NHL’s 30 in 30 team last week, which included insights into the franchise’s exciting offseason, top prospects, and plenty more.
30 in 30: Inside Look at the Panthers | Reasons for Optimism | Fantasy Outlook | Top Prospects
COLD COFFEE (IN CASE YOU MISSED IT)
- In conjunction with the NHL, the NHLPA and USA Hockey, the Panthers will be hosting “Florida Panthers Learn to Play,” a program for boys and girls ages 4-8 who have never participated in an organized ice hockey program.
- The Panthers acquired some valuable cap space when they traded forwards Dave Bolland and Lawson Crouse to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for two draft picks last week.