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Rats Roundup - Caldwell Honored, Summer Cats a Hit

by Kyle Morrison / Florida Panthers

Another week in the books, another edition of Rats Roundup, and most importantly, another week closer to the return of Panthers Hockey. Let’s dive right in.


We’ll start off with a bit of exciting news – Panthers President & CEO Matt Caldwell is being honored today at the South Florida Business Journal’s 2016 40 Under 40 Awards! The awards recognize individuals who have made a significant impact in their field of expertise, their community and their company. So, congratulations to Caldwell on a huge achievement!

There’s also a slideshow profiling all of this year’s honorees up on their website, and it’s got some pretty great ones of Caldwell with Panthers mascot Stanley C. Panther.


There was also some hockey at the BB&T Center this week, in the form of the Summer Cats ball hockey playoffs. In collaboration with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County and the YMCA of South Florida, more than 500 children, parents and staff attended the event.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County President and CEO Brian Quail was excited to see the children take to the game so quickly throughout the summer, and was proud to see them take the floor at the BB&T Center for this week’s playoffs.

“It’s extremely important and it gives the kids a sense of belonging,” said Quail. “We can’t thank the Panthers enough for the great work they’re doing with us."

Click here to read the full story.


Development Camp wrapped up a few weeks ago, but we’ve still got plenty of content about Panthers prospects! Most recently, our own Jameson Olive sat down with 2015 first-rounder Lawson Crouse, a physical two-way forward who’s eyeing a spot on the Panthers NHL roster.

"I play a big, strong, physical game," Crouse said. "It doesn't matter who I'm playing or where I'm playing. I'm going to play the same way I've always played.”

Olive also recently caught up with 2016 first-rounder Henrik Borgström and 2016 fourth-rounder Riley Stillman, whose father, Cory, played for the Panthers a few years back.


- The Everglades Holiday Park is making a Panthers airboat, and they want your help naming it!

- Check out these sweet billboards

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