SUNRISE, Fla. - The Florida Panthers announced today that the team has entered a partnership with Heritage Werks to archive and share the hockey club's history.
Through the partnership, Heritage Werks will collect, curate and digitize Panthers items to tell the stories of Panthers history. Fans are now able to view and explore a free, digital 'Panthers Archives Virtual Vault' including items such as game-worn equipment, giveaways, memorabilia, ticket stubs, paintings, photos, bobbleheads and more.
Fans can explore the online archives by visiting FlaPanthersVault.com. The vault will look back at the club's past, but will also continue to add new exhibits focusing on key historical moments and memories.
"We're thrilled to partner with Heritage Werks to launch the Florida Panthers 'Virtual Vault'," said Panthers President and CEO Matthew Caldwell. "We're excited to give Panthers fans the chance to explore Panthers history through this digital museum and continue to view moments and memorabilia throughout the years."
"Heritage Werks is proud to protect, preserve and share the Florida Panthers' history," said Heritage Werks Founder and CEO Keir Walton. "Every Panthers fan has a connection with a favorite player, moment or milestone. The Virtual Vault will give fans all over the world a place to re-live great memories and see up close what makes the One Territory so special."
Click here to begin browsing the archives.
About Florida Panthers Hockey Club & BB&T Center
The Florida Panthers entered the National Hockey League in 1993, becoming one of the most successful first-year expansion teams in history. By just their third season, the Panthers reached the 1996 Stanley Cup Final in memorable fashion during their 'Year of the Rat' run as fans in South Florida littered the ice with rubber rats in celebration of goals and wins. In 1998, the Panthers moved from Miami Arena to their current home in Sunrise, Fla., BB&T Center, where the club has won two division titles (2011-12 & 2015-16), hosted the NHL Draft twice (2001 & 2015) and the NHL All-Star Game in 2003. Led by owner Vincent J. Viola since Sept. 27, 2013, the organization has placed an emphasis on building a winning culture in South Florida and becoming stewards of its community. Under President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon and Head Coach Joel Quenneville, the Panthers have grown into a fast, dynamic and exciting team boasting talented young All-Stars Aleksander Barkov , Aaron Ekblad and Vincent Trocheck , one of the league's top goaltenders Sergei Bobrovsky , proven goal scorers Evgenii Dadonov and Mike Hoffman and an up-and-coming group of prospects set to make the club contenders for years to come.
About Heritage Werks
Heritage Werks is the heritage agency for sports, brands and entertainment. The company specializes in establishing and maintaining state-of-the-art archival programs and curating compelling content and narratives to fuel interactive experiences, new stadiums, corporate anniversaries, social/mobile content, exhibits, museums, storytelling campaigns and much more.