Panthers fans, it's almost here!
Roberto Luongo's No. 1 will head to the rafters of BB&T Center on March 7 as the future NHL Hall-of-Famer will become the first player in Panthers history to have his jersey retired before the Panthers take on the Montreal Canadiens at 7:00 p.m. Be sure to be in your seat by 5:00 p.m. to watch the full ceremony. Doors will open at 4 p.m.
Each fan in attendance will receive a Luongo jersey retirement replica banner, courtesy of Baptist Health.
Can't make it to the game? You can watch coverage of the night on FOX Sports Florida beginning at 5:30 p.m.
The Florida Panthers Foundation will be auctioning off a Luongo game-worn autographed jersey from the 2018-19 season outside of Club Lexus at the Panthers Foundation Table. The 50/50 Raffle will also be a guaranteed $50,000 for the night. 50/50 Raffle tickets can be purchased at the game or online the day of the game HERE.
A "Rumberto" rum and coke cocktail will be available for purchase at all bars throughout the arena. To view concession and bar locations around BB&T Center, click HERE.
Fans will be able to pose with a Luongo wall mural outside the Den of Honor by section 118 and are encouraged to use the hashtag #ThankYouLu throughout the night. Your post may be featured on the scoreboard during the game. Baptist Health will also have a table next to the Den of Honor where the first 1,500 fans who visit will receive a free Luongo mini locker room stall replica.
Following the hour-long ceremony, the Panthers will warm up in No. 1 "Luongo" jerseys and will wear special Luongo helmet decals throughout the game. These jerseys will be available to purchase at the Inside the Boards store following warmups.
Fans can also purchase limited-edition Luongo hats, shirts, pins and commemorative pucks in Pantherland and the Inside the Boards store.
View a special career-retrospective of Luongo's 20-year career in the NHL by visiting FloridaPanthers.com/Luongo.
Get your tickets to what will be a memorable night in Panthers history HERE.