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Rats Roundup: Homestand Finale, Last Call for All-Star Votes

by Peter Rossi /

Good morning and welcome to the latest edition of Rats Roundup!

The Cats will end their franchise-record homestand, fans can get their final votes in for the 2020 All-Star Game and more! Sit back, relax and catch up on all the latest Panthers news!

One More at BB&T Center

The Panthers will host the Dallas Stars to round out their franchise-record nine-game homestand on Dec. 20 in their push up the Atlantic Division standings.

Plus, with the Holidays right around the corner, the arena will have many Holiday-themed activations going on for fans to take part in.

Santa Claus himself will be in attendance and fans can take pictures with him pre-game and during intermissions at the South Glass Elevators just inside the main doors on plaza level.

And if you are looking for some last-minute Holiday shopping, Pantherland will be selling various holiday merchandise including the Panthers Beach Button Up, Holiday Roster T-Shirts, Santa hats and more.

Click HERE to view the 2019-20 Florida Panthers Holiday Gift Guide.

Coors Light Cold Zone will also be home to special holiday beverages from a "pop up" holiday bar with drinks such as Holiday Eggnog, Santa Claus' Fireball Cider and The Grinch.

Fans looking to take part in the 50/50 raffle will also be in for a treat as Bill Lindsay, Peter Worrell and Ray Sheppard will be helping sell 50/50 raffle tickets inside main doors.

So come out to BB&T Center and cheer on the team! Get your tickets HERE.

All-Star Fan Vote

Dec. 20 is the last day for the NHL All-Star Fan Vote. Fans can use this last chance opportunity to vote their favorite Cats to be named captain of the Atlantic Division squad.

Vote HERE and remember you can vote up to 10 times!

Tweet from @FlaPanthers: Send your favorite #FlaPanthers player to the 2020 #NHLAllStar game by casting your vote through Dec. 20! ���>>

Bieber Fever

Noted hockey fanatic Justin Bieber gave a shoutout on Instagram to Cats' prospect Logan Hutsko on Monday afternoon. Bieber re-shared a video on his personal Instagram account of a goal Hutsko scored during a 6-2 win against Yale on Nov. 26.

This kid is the truth @Lhutsko9

A post shared by Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) on

The post has been viewed over 1,900,000 times. To read more on Hutsko's thoughts of the shoutout and his season so far at Boston College, click HERE.

Ditching Snow Boots for Sandals

Noel Acciari joined this week's episode of the Territory Talk podcast to chat about his first NHL career hat trick, his longstanding love of cookies, his first Christmas in the Sunshine State and much more!

Also, Doug Plagens and Jameson Olive looked back at Monday's convincing 6-1 win over the Ottawa Senators and preview the club's three-game slate before the holiday break.

Listen below, catch up on past episodes and subscribe to Territory Talk at

Acciari also called into NHL Network to discuss his hat trick, the season so far in South Florida and more!

Video: Noel Acciari joins NHL Now

Quick Hitters

- Panthers staff took part in the annual Day of Caring at BB&T Center.

Tweet from @FlaPanthersCARE: It���s the annual @UnitedWayBC #DayofCaring @thebbtcenter!

- Deck your phone out in Holiday wallpapers!

Tweet from @FlaPanthers: A gift from us, to you. Happy #WallpaperWednesday! 🎁For a���bonus���desktop wallpaper head over to

- The Cats acquired Ryan Haggerty from the Pittsburgh Penguins.

- Why is South Florida a great spot for hockey? You can hit the beach, shops and the game all in one day.

Tweet from @FlaPanthers: In the final episode of Panthers in Paradise with @VisitLauderdale, go from the beaches of Fort Lauderdale then head to @thebbtcenter for a #FlaPanthers game, for the perfect day in South Florida.Watch. ������

- Frank Vatrano was mic'd up during Monday's 6-1 in over Ottawa.

Tweet from @FOXSportsFL: LISTEN IN: 👂Frank Vatrano is MIC'D UP for the @FlaPanthers' 6-1 win in #OTTvsFLA. 🎙���#FlaPanthers #OneTerritory #NHL

- We had some special guests in attendance on Monday.

Tweet from @MiamiDolphins: A big thanks to the @FlaPanthers for having the guys out to tonight���s game!#FinsUp x #FlaPanthers

- The holiday rink at Hoffman's Chocolate's in Greenacress is open! Lace up your skates and join in the holiday fun!

Tweet from @FlaPanthers: Our Hockey Holiday Ice Rink at @HoffmansChoc in Greenacres is now open through Dec. 30! Join us in skating with your family & friends during the holiday season. ���More >>

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