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Florida Panthers to Honor Nine 2015 Florida Sports Hall of Fame Inductees at BB&T Center on November 16

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. – The Florida Panthers announced today they will recognize the 2015 Florida Sports Hall of Fame inductees on Nov. 16 when the Panthers host the Tampa Bay Lightning at the BB&T Center at 7:30 p.m.

Nine honorees will be inducted into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Nov. 17 including Florida Panthers alumni John Vanbiesbrouck and former NFL head coach Tony Dungy (Tampa Buccaneers).

Other inductees include: Zach Thomas (Miami Dolphins), Jeff Conine (Miami Marlins), Bennie Blades (Miami Hurricanes), Randy Ableman (diving coach), Paula Carter (bowling), Joey Cornblit (Jai-Alai) and Sonny Hirsch (sportscasting).

Fans can purchase a $49 lower end ticket that includes a meet and greet pass to one of two sessions with the Hall of Fame inductees. There are 200 of these tickets available.

Session one during the first intermission will include Tony Dungy, Zach Thomas, Bennie Blades and Randy Ableman. To purchase tickets to session one click here. 

Session two during the second intermission will include John Vanbiesbrouck, Jeff Conine, Paula Carter and Joey Cornblit. To purchase tickets to session two click here. 

Select Panthers season ticket holders will also get the chance to win an exclusive invitation to the private meet and greet with the Hall of Fame inductees through My Panthers Rewards. Season ticket holders are encouraged to visit starting today for more information and to "purchase" raffle tickets with 100 "Panthers Points" per raffle ticket. Raffle winners will be notified on Friday, November 13.

Please call (954) 835-PUCK or visit for more ticket information. For more information on the Florida Sports Hall of Fame visit

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