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Rats Roundup: Territory Takeoff, Viktor E. Dash is Back

by Peter Rossi / FloridaPanthers.com

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

The Cats unveiled 'Territory Takeoff' at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Viktor E. Dash is coming back to BB&T Center and more! Sit back, relax and catch up on all the latest Panthers news!

Cleared for Takeoff

On Monday, the Panthers debuted 'Territory Takeoff', a brand-new art exhibit at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport showcasing the art of students from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County.

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The artwork is a large mural comprised of colorful depictions of the Florida panther, the hockey team, and the nearby habitat in which the endangered animal resides.

Video: Boys and Girls Club Territory Takeoff Exhibit

For more on the exhibit and where you can find it in the airport, click HERE.

Put On Your Running Shoes

BB&T Center will once again host the fourth-annual Viktor E. Dash run on Nov. 24 in conjunction with Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The 5K race will begin at 8 A.M, with race packet pick-up beginning at 7 A.M. The One Mile Fun Run will begin at 8:45 a.m.

The One Mile Race, named the Peggy Ziady Memorial Walk/Run, is in memory of the Florida Panthers Director of Human Resources & Payroll Peggy Ziady. Peggy was with the Panthers for 12 years and was a colleague, friend and mentor to every life that she touched.

Fans interested in participating in the Viktor E. Dash can sign up HERE. A portion of race registrations will go to the Florida Panthers Foundation. General registration is $35 and day of race registration is $45.

And the best part? While also running for a good cause, those who participate will receive one ticket to the Nov. 24 Panthers match-up against the Buffalo Sabres or one ticket to the Dec. 10 match-up with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Participants of the 5K will also receive a medal! But if you can't make it the day of the race, don't worry! A virtual running option will be available. All virtual runners who commit to running a 5K on their own schedule will receive a race goodie bag via mail.

And yes, those who choose to be a virtual runner will also receive Panthers tickets as well that will be available for pick-up at will call on the day of the game.

Fantasy Outlook

NHL.com's fantasy hockey editor Rob Reese joined the latest episode of Territory Talk to discuss the Panthers that fans should not overlook when it comes to building a contenting team in fantasy leagues this season.

From Aleksander Barkov to Frank Vatrano, he breaks down everything from can't-miss picks to late-round sleepers from Sunrise. Listen to the episode below and visit FloridaPanthers.com/TerritoryTalk to listen to past episodes!

Quick Hitters

- Newest Panthers d-man Anton Stralman is adjusting to his new life in South Florida.

- Sporting News ranked the farm systems of teams around the NHL, with the Panthers coming in 13th.

- We checked in with Equine-Assisted Therapies of South Florida, a 2017-18 Community Champions Grant Application Recipient. With the funds, EATSF built a new sensory trail and horse pens.

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- Don't wait any longer and visit the Museum of Discovery and Science to try out the new AR exhibit, Panther prowl!

Tweet from @MODSFTL: Have you tried out our new AR exhibit, #PantherProwl? In partnership with the @FlaPanthers, the program allows guests to embark on a journey around MODS to find augmented reality Florida panthers with our app! pic.twitter.com/yDeYbO2ywm

- With school getting back into session, time to schedule in some Panthers games.

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- Panthers alum Peter Worrell is learning about the business side of hockey in his new role at the Panthers IceDen.

- The BB&T Center is ready for October!

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